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Nikon 135mm f/2D AF-DC Nikkor

Review Date: Oct 11, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,400.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: compact, sharp, incredible bokeh
purple fringes, no VR

My main portrait lens. Everything look great with this, razor sharp at f2, smooth bokeh, fast, built like a tank.

For me the choice between the 135 and 70-200 was the size and weight : I don't want to carry all day long the zoom beast for street portrait photography. And even if it's big, the 135 is a little more "discreet".

A few drawbacks, like purple fringes on high contrasts, AF fast but not always accurate on moving objects (but maybe its the camera). VR could also help a lot, its hard (or impossible) to take low light handheld pictures, unlike the 70-200.

DC was probably great with films, but your can do nearly the same post-processing stuff with digital.

Still I'm in love with this lens.