Nikon 135mm f/2 AF-D DC Nikkor Lens - U.S.A. Warranty - Accessory Bundle with Tiffen 72mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit, Adorama Hurricane Blower

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Save $55.78 when you buy this Nikon 135mm F/2 . This Value Bundle comes with a Adorama BLOWER Suction Base for Vertical Storage, Adorama Cleaning Kit, Tiffen 72mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit and a Nikon 135mm F/2 and Shipping is free! .



Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Nice bokeh (25),Durable (19),Strong construction (19),Fast / accurate auto-focus (18),Rugged (17),Consistent output (12),Easily interchangeable (9),Lightweight (8)
Cons:
Heavy (7)
Best Uses:
Portraits (14),Low light (12),Weddings (12),Landscape/scenery (5),Sports/action (5),Night photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (13),Pro photographer (10),Photo enthusiast (5)

Nikon 135mm F/2 Features

  • Adorama Camera Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Nikon 135mm f/2 AF-D DC Nikkor Lens with Hood. Built-In Lens Hood, 72mm Front Lens Cap, LF-1 Rear Lens Cap, Nikon 5 Year USA Warranty (1 Year International + 4 Year USA Extension).
  • 72mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit. Adorama BLOWER Suction Base for Vertical Storage.
  • Adorama 1836A Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras. Kit Includes: Spray Cleaning Fluid, Cotton Swabs, Lens Cloth, 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors, Squeege Card, Lipstick Brush, Blower Brush, Lens Tissue, New Deluxe Storage Bag.

Nikon 135mm F/2 Specifications

Construction
6 groups /7 elements
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Note: AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras
Angle of view
18°
F stop range
1:7.1
Closest Focusing Distance
4ft.
Maximum Magnification
1:7.1
Filter Size
72mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.1 x 4.7 in.
Weight
28.6 oz.
Notes
Defocus Control.

Nikon 135mm F/2 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 45 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Reviewed by 45 customers

 
5.0

Can you say bokeh?

By

from Victorville, CA  -  Pro Photographer

I love my new 135mm F2 DC lens! This lens feels like a million bucks! It is truely a dream to work with. Super tack sharp & the bokeh is unbelievable. I love the defocus control where I can adjust the front or rear focus. I use this lens for portraits along with the 105mm F2 DC & my 85mm 1.8. I love shooting portrait with primes! This lens is contructed to last! Compared to my 70-200mm zoom I love this lens hands down.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite lens

By

from Wisconsin, USA

I don't normally write reviews but this lens deserves five stars! So here we go. I have owned it for three years. Other primes have come and gone from my collection (105 2.8 VR, 85 1.8 D, and 85 1.8 G). This one will stay. If you have the working distance this lens will produce for you. I shoot theater and in low light, wide open I get consistently great results. Auto focus is fast and sure on a D700. The bokeh is really creamy. Outside I leave a ND on it and shoot wide open. No need to bother with the defocus control. Lens is built like a tank.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best portrait lens!

By

from Kauai, Hawaii, USA

I own a number of Nikkor lenses that I sometimes use for portraiture ( 70-200 f/2.8 VR, 85 f/1.8 ) but when I really want to flatter the subject with a beautifully blurred background this is the lens I choose. On a full frame D800e or even my old D300 it just blows everything else away for portraits. The fast aperture is great for available light shots from the audience in a theater too. Solid as a rock but not that large or heavy compared with many of the VR zooms people carry around today. My favorite lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Quality Control Issues

By

from Alexandria, VA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The lens produces stunning images when manually focused. The AF system however is very finicky and the sample I got front-focused horrendously. Even +20 compensation did not resolve the problem. Also, while the construction is nice and sturdy, the built-in hood is a bit short for the 135mm focal length. The hood is also very flimsy and does not provide confidence that it will last. I ended up returning the lens and getting the Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO. A shame, I was really hoping to put this lens to good use photographing portraits. The defocus control feature is really nice but the hit-or-miss AF is overshadows all the other great features of this lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing bokeh, tack sharp, light weight

By

from Colorado  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Love this lens! It's not too heavy. I use it for outdoor portraits It is sharp- even sharp when I pixel peep. It's focuses quickly although I have yet to try it out on a fast moving toddler or in low light. I pretty much shoot wide open withouth any issues. The bokeh is beautiful- it makes boring backgrounds look like a watercolor painting.

 
5.0

Amazing piece of glass

By

from New York, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Crisp and clean.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Takes some getting used to

By

from Wayne, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have only had a chance to use this a few times, in all cases outdoors and on days that were intermittent dark clouds & bright sun -- admittedly a challenge to keep up with white balance. My real purpose in getting this lens was for indoor swim (low, poor light mostly), where even a good f/2.8 is just.not.quite.bright enough - and that, I have not tested yet. First off, the obvious: this is a prime lens. It took me some getting used to no zoom, especially on moving targets (kids @ soccer games). Next: because of the fast-changing lighting, I set the camera (D800, by the way) to Aperture priority, and then stopped the lens down to 2.5, 2.8, 3.2, or 3.5 - partly to see how it performed at different settings, and partly because at the lower f-stops, when the sun comes out, the brightness of the lens MAXES OUT the shutter speed of the D800! All of that said, with the shutter/aperture in a zone which should have given sufficient (but not too much) light on Aperture priority, I found that this lens went to extremes in many shots: 1) too dark when the clouds came out, or 2) too bright when the sun came out. Many shots were properly exposed, but I am mentioning because a fair # were too dark or light in exposure. I also noted some hazing/chromatic aberration at very low f/ settings (2, 2.2, 2.5) especially with a back-lit subject. I would say the sweet spot for this lens is between 2.8-3.5 based on my first couple of days with it. So, consider all of that to be the "fine print." Aside from those notes, I have to say the lens is very crisp in terms of focus, and netted a lot of good shots! This is a rugged lens, and although some focal length is obviously sacrificed with the 135mm, relative to a 70-200, it is a nice change of pace to carry something a little lighter.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The most amazing bokeh

By

from New Tork  -  Pro Photographer

Amazing portrait lens Very sharp Relatively lightweight Autofocus is not as good as AF-S lenses, but it does a pretty good job

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crème de la crème

By

from Iowa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is the portrait lens you want. If you're doing full-frame portrait work (or head-and-shoulders video of a person), this lens will change your life. I had a Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 that I fell in love with on my Nikon D80 body. When I upgraded to the full-frame D600, I wanted a lens that would be similar in field and depth. This lens does not disappoint. One note, if you're shooting video with an on-camera mic, or if you're shooting portraits in a confined space, you may want to look at the 105 f/2 instead, as this 135 does require more working distance.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nikon 135mm lens

By

from The Colony, Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Excellent lens that met all my high expectations. The entire order and shipping process was perfect. Great job on the part of the sales and shipping staff at Adorama!

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