Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC


Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC


Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC
This is a prime lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 1990.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
It's been a long time since the lens and this model first was launched. Before you buy an older (and perhaps used and pre owned) lens a recommendation is to check with the manufacturer and their service centers whether there still are spare parts available. Hopefully spare parts wont be an issue but imagine accidently damaging the lens and finding out afterwards that no spare parts exists. We therefore recommend that you, to be sure, check this prior to purchasing.
If you buy a new lens, in a store, you always have your warranty to fall back on, regardless of the age of the lens but if you are interested in buying a pre owned and used lens without warranty this may be even more important to look up because you might otherwise be left without both warranty and spare parts.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 135 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is extremely bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 72 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
Extendable.
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Read more about lens hoods
 
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included (pull version/extendable)
No built-in auto focus motor 
The lens model is more than 15 years old
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
The price
 
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC  (See dictionary)
Release date: 1990
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes (NOTE, see below)
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
No
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/2
Focal Length 135 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  135 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  202 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 7 elements / 6 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:110 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 72 mm
Lens Hood:
Yes, Extendable
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):79 x 120 mm
Vikt:815 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1394 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
Link to Nikon (product page)
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Text from Nikon:"This high-performance, medium telephoto features Defocus Image Control allowing for control of the degree of focus in the foreground or background.

Portrait lens with Nikon´s exclusive Defocus Image Control.

Rear focusing for fast AF operation.

Control the degree of spherical aberration in background or foreground elements for more creative control.

Large maximum aperture for shooting in low light."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=77&sort=7&cat=12&page=1
 
imagepower.de
http://imagepower.de/IMAGES/imgEQUIPMENT/AF135.htm
 
kenrockwell.com
http://kenrockwell.com/nikon/135mm-f2-dc.htm
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/nikon-slr-lenses-40/telephoto-slr-lenses-165/105-nikon-af-dc-nikkor-135mm-f2d.html
 
utopia-photography.ch
http://utopia-photography.ch/lenses/135mm/dclens.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC
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