The classic Nikkor 135mm f/2 stands among the greatest pro-photography lenses of all time. Built like a tank, with some of the highest quality mechanics featured by any lens, the owner of this item can expect a lifetime of exceptional performance with only basic care and maintenance.
Optically, this vintage lens is in a class of its own and is often used as a comparison block for other high-end telephoto lenses. With superb, silky smooth bokeh and surprisingly sharp image rendering wide open, it’s no wonder this lens is the secret weapon of choice for many portrait and sport photographers.
Nikkor Telephoto 135mm f/2.0 AIS at a glance
Superb sharpness, punchy colors, and crisp micro contrast
Exceptionally well made from all metal and glass components
Virtually no barrel distortion
Features built-in metal lens hood
Very little chromatic aberration for a vintage lens
Ultra fast and bright f/2 maximum aperture allows for shallow depth of field and for good results in low-light photography
Quite sharp at center wide open at f/2
First-in-class image background compression for a superb bokeh effect and shallow depth of field
Ideal for weddings, portraits, sports photography, and an array of close up work
Nikkor Telephoto 135mm f/2.0 AIS Sample Images
Focal Length (35mm format):
Nikon F-Mount (AI)
Angle of View (35mm format):
1.3m to Inifinity
6 elements in 4 groups
Number of Blades:
Manual Focus (MF)
Country of Manufacture:
The sample images in this post were captured using a Sony A7r, Mark III
The product images were captured using a Samsung Galaxy Note 9
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