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The Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

Portrait taken with the Nikon 135mm f/2 DC lens

Portrait taken with the Nikon 135mm f/2 DC lens

Some call it the "King of Bokeh", others say it is the "the best portrait lens you never heard of". First released in 1990, the Nikon 135mm f/2 DC lens is one of two lenses I use for the majority of my portrait work (the other being the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G). Though being an old lens with optics that are nearly 26 years old, the lens is sharp as a tac and the defocus control or focus ring gives you the ability to control the "out of focus" areas within the image.