A 200mm equivalent on most Nikons, it’s for portraitists wanting bokeh control. Defocus Control lets you fine-tune softness in defocused areas. Yikes, who knew bokeh could be so expensive?
Nikon's DC-Nikkor family is only two lenses deep, comprising just this one and a 105mm f/2. A full-frame lens, this 135mm f/2 ($1,080, street) converts to about 200mm on a Nikon D80.
Both of the DCs are topdrawer portrait lenses that offer Nikon shooters the ability to make out-of-focus areas appear softer by strategically introducing spherical aberration to just the defocused areas. (Sharp areas of the scene are not affected.)
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||No|
|Minimum Focal Length:||135 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||135 mm|