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Nikkor AF 105mm/f2 DC or 135mm/f2 DC


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NikonBuddy Basic Member
Fri 16-Feb-01 11:26 PM

Hey guys. I just got an F65 Date! A "cheaper" way to access quality nikon glass (since it's the lens that makes the difference). I have an AF 50mm/f1.4 D lens. I like to shoot my kids, family, friends (people). I have moved up from point and shoot.

I found that to get a close up of my kids (e.g. dance class) I had to get "uncomfortably" close to get the "portrait" shot(from waste up)that I wanted, say around 3-4 feet. I use Kodak royal gold 400 print film and no flash if I can help it.

I would like to at least double this distance to get the same "portrait" shot, so that I don't interfere with other parents photographing their kids. Would the 105 or 135 do it? I want quality (of primes) and want to stay away from big heavy lens like 80-200 2.8 ED, 180 mm, etc.

So, what do you think of the 105 or 135 DC nikkors? I know they are expensive. I need your experiences using these lens.