Nikon 135mm f1.8 hopefully Blazing Fast AF? Who plans to buy?

Started Mar 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Keith Aitken Veteran Member • Posts: 6,574
Re: Any more information on the rumored Nikon 135mm f1.8 ?

I think that the other aspect of a 135 f/1.8 is the size/weight.
The glass element(s) might have to be chunkier and heavier.

To compensate, Nikon would likely make tradeoffs, like a plastic body.
One of the satisfying things about the current 135 f/2 is its solidity
and metal construction, making it a joy to use.

A new 135 might be less complex than the current 135 f/2,
with no DC for sure

Having said the above about weight, I also love my older 135 f/2.8
which is almost a pocket lens producing gorgeous bokeh, is very light
and compact, with a smallish front element, so I probably don't know
what I am talking about anyway . . .

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