105DC vs Sigma 85 on D700

Started Nov 13, 2011 | Discussions thread
260684
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Re: 135 picture
In reply to Syracuse, Nov 15, 2011

Syracuse wrote:

260684 wrote:

My advice? Ditch the idea about the 105 and get the 135 for the extra compression. It's magic. I know you think 135 is too long I used to think the same thing. 105 is too short alot of the time so it works both ways. I have a 24,50,85 and 135 so quite a nice spacing.

Thanks for your advice. Although over 50% I shoot around 90-100mm, but I did shoot on around 135mm sometime, probably about 30%. So, I could consider 135. But I found the review from the following link, 135DC is worse than Sigma 85, although Thom Hogan praised about it.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=646&Camera=614&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=756&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

Too bad not many reviews of 135DC on full frame cameras. Do you have some other webs about lens reviews ? Thanks.

Honestly, the digital picture comparison charts and reviews are not super accurate. The 135 is a tried and tested professional piece of class with an untouchable quality to it. You buy it "for the look". It is that kind of lens. It's not a 70-200. (and that's good for alot of reasons, the weight for one!)

Some reviews

Ken (say what you will be a good informative review) http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/135mm-f2-dc.htm

fred and miranda round up http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=77

oh and you simply must watch this review: this guy is very good generally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQSjQ1IAK94

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