Which 135mm lens?

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I am searching for a used MF 135mm lens, for portrait photography with my D200, but I am not sure which is suppose to be the best example. Is it the Ai? Ai-S? Series E?

Any advice would be appreciated!!
 
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If you are looking for a 135/2.8, the AI or AIS lens is the best. It is made to a higher standard than the budget series-E lens, and it focuses closer.
 
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I have shot with the Ai f/3.5 and the Ai-S f/2.8 version.
Believe me, the f/3.5 version is as sharp as it gets and only a tad slower then the f/2.8.
Also, given the "un-sexyness" of an f/3.5 lens, you'll catch them on ebay for $75 or so. Best darn $75 you'll ever spend.
(here is an old post of mine of over a year ago: https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=63744 ).
 
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