Showcase Nikon 135mm f/2 DC AF

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Here's my daughter today with the ancient D1X & 135DC. The soft focus effect achieved by shooting at f/2 with DC at R2.8.


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Excellent Peter! jt
 
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Hi Gary. Hnese are beautiful portraits of your dog. Could you tell me please how far were you from your dog when you shot these. I was thinking around then feet or so?
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Mike
Thanks Mike.
Sorry I didn't reply before, but for some reason I wasn't getting notifications.
I think I was around 8 feet (ish).
 
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Awesome images all. I love the sunset shot. Haven't used my 135 in a long time but this thread inspired me to put it back in the bag.
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Hi Pete, thank you very much for your comment.

Yes it is a photographic lens that tends not to be used from the onset of focal opening of f / 1.4. In France many photographers prefer the 85mm f / 1.4 or 70-200 f / 2.8 for portraits and views are not as good as in the US or in some Asian countries (Japan). The 135mm is no longer part of the lens so loved by photographers.
I 'hear many users (in France) prefer the Apo Sonnar T * 2/135 (price very expensive purchase) or Samyang 135mm f / 2 ED UMC.
For me, who have waited a very long time before they can buy this 135 mm DC I still find fabulous and has a "signature" very special that suits me perfectly. I think it goes very well with my ancient Fuji S5Pro.

See you then to see your photographs.
 

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Great deal. I'm still trying to figure that lens out!
Mitch, that lens is worth every Penny.
If you'll buy a used one take care of the lens hood. It is a build-in one and has a layer of something like velvet on the inside.
If that is missing the hood is loose and there's a shadow like a vignette in your pictures.

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I got a new member to my lens family.

My wife bought a 135mm f/2 DC from a working mate for €290.00, including a D5300 body.

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It was a wonderful surprise, because it was on my wishlist for a long time.

Guess, what am I doing over the weekend... :)

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That is an amazing deal and your results since then confirm that! Lucky man!
 
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After a little practice with the lens it works really great...

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My younger daughter posing :)

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A tripartite congrats: on wish fulfillment, a wonderful wife & a beautiful daughter! This lens has always been on my wish list too--I suspect I'll make it reality some day. Great shot btw! Best jt
 

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My daughter 7 yo last July


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