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Nikon 135mm f/2D AF-DC Nikkor

1935NAS_180
Review Date: Mar 13, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Bokeh, sharpness, excellent build
Cons:
contrary to some reviews, i would love for the AF to be slightly faster

I rented the 135mm f/2.0, 180mm f/2.8 and 200mm f/4 before settling on purchasing the 135mm. Two factors drove this:

Weight compared to the other 2 lenses and being able to handhold the 135mm in any scenario was a big selling point for me. While I found the 180mm f/2.8 to be very sharp, I preferred the bokeh on the 135mm and the sharpness is equally as good (to the naked eye).

I've noticed some minor color fringing every now and then, but it has not been consistent enough for me to be thinking about getting a different lens.

If you're looking for a great portrait lens, with fantastic bokeh, excellent sharpness and a solid build (with built in metal lens hood) this is a great buy.