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Nikon 135 F/2.0 for wildlife

cho10

portsmouth, nh, US
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cho10 Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Jul 2010
Tue 15-Jan-13 04:57 PM

>The 135/f2 is quite a bit quicker in AF than the 180/f2.8. I
>have them both and there's really no comparison.

That's good news.
I am more and more convinced that this lens will be a good addition to my set.
Even if the rumored 135 F/1.8 AF-S were to appear on the scene it more than likely will not have the metal "feel" this one has.
I must admit that its build is one of the things I find so attractive about the 135 DC.
The 180/2.8 and the Angenieux 28-70/2.6 both seem to have firmware issues with cameras produced after the D200 (the d700 seems to not like either one at all). That is why I don't use either one as much as I used to.
And that firmware compatibility issue was an underlying concern which was one of the reasons which prompted me to write here about the 135.
I appreciate that modern TC's won't work with the 135 but having thought about it that is really not an issue.
I'd rather use a 300/F4 prime rather than a propped up 135 that would also be F/4 very likely without AF.
I interpret the 135 to be used as it is in certain circumstances and under specific low light conditions.
From what I have read the Defocus Control can be ignored unless you know how to use it.



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