AF DC-Nikkor 135mm f/2D
super sharp protraits
I studied reviews carefully before buying this lens, and i took the plunge. I have other lenses that cover the same range of 135mm, but I like to throw the background out of focus so that I enhance the visuals of the subject, be it the entire face, or just the eyes.
This lens when utilizing the fast speed does that very well. I think to use the DC feature to its best takes a lot of practice and patience, and you can use it to shift the focus.
The build quality of the lens is super with the metal components and the black krinkle finish. A smooth and flawless lens, that returns great results.
27 avril 2011
135mm DC f/2D = Excellent
I bought this lens after reading many reviews and looking at photos taken. Just simply amazing bokeh!
I have both the 135mm and 85mm and often refer to them as my bokeh machines.
Performance is fast, but not as fast as AF-S. Nonetheless, if used the right way with the DC, you'll be pleased with the creative results.
Definitely worth the money spent.
14 avril 2011
I use it for everything. Super sharp, amazing bokeh, built like a tank and a 135 mm on dx is 200mm so its kinda like having a 200mm f2 for a quarter of the price. The DC effect is subtle but present. The backgrounds are just a melt of colors. I am not a fan of soft focus but it is a plus to be able to do it. I like the built in hood. The interior of the hood is lined with velour to minimize reflects.
I am a bit disappointed with the lack of a case for this one. Especially when the included a rigid case with it just a year or two ago... I wont take a star of for that but its worth mentioning.
14 avril 2011
Tack sharp with artistic flexability
The Sharpest 135mm I've ever used. Rendition of bokeh (out of focus areas) is smooth. Portraiture is excellent providing excellent subject isolation. It also produces stunning results in nature photography as a medium telephoto.
21 mars 2011
One Of The Best
This is one of my favorite lens. Nice bokeh and very sharp even at f2. The DC function is something you need to get practice with but even without the DC this lens is remarkable
3 janvier 2011