Have 85/1.4G. Should I go for 105DC or 135DC?

Started Aug 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marc S
Marc S Regular Member • Posts: 343
Re: Have 85/1.4G. Should I go for 105DC or 135DC?

I've got no experiance with the 105/2DC but have the 85/1.4G, 135/2DC and an older AF 180/2.8 sans 'D'. 85mm and 135mm are a great combo for portraits but I use them for just about anything.

I really like the 135DC even if the AF 180/2.8 is a bit sharper wide open. The only downside I can think of is the longer close focus distance of the 180mm compared to the 135mm for portraits. For portraits the 'working distance' of the 180mm is a tad to much at times. The AF 180/2.8 can't touch the 135DC in manual focus either. Apart from that its a great lens with a very fine bokeh. Because of the longer focal length the 180mm even draws a smoother background than the 135DC.

Nikkor AF 180/2.8 at f/2.8 at 1.5m

I've posted some more images at different apertures here: http://marcschlueter.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/poppy-with-nikkor-af-180mm2-8/

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