Advice please ...buy Nikon 135mm f/2 AF DC now OR wait for Nikon 135mm f/1.8 ?

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Keith Aitken Veteran Member • Posts: 6,564
Re: Advice please ...buy Nikon 135mm f/2 AF DC now OR wait for Nikon 135mm f/1.8 ?

wnpoc - what lenses do you have now ?

The 135 is a great street lens, a great portrait lens, and a great sports lens, ( despite its just-adequate AF ). Don't worry about the 135DC IQ, it is excellent.

If you are wondering about the focal length, you could look for the Nikon MF 135 f/2.8 on Ebay, you can find them for very low prices. It is an amazing lens, with delightful bokeh/OOF and is very compact and lightweight. ( the 135DC is quite heavy and bulky ).

I would buy a 135DC now to get excellent shooting for a couple of years while the 135 f/1.8 is being developed and tested.

Doubtful that the 135 f/1.8 will appear much before 2015 and may be a lot more expensive by then

Keith

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