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Aug 5, 2013
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85 in DX is closer to 130. This is an incredible portrait lens on either FX or DX. The 135 f2 is one of the most coveted portrait lenses and this gets a very similar view on DX. I'd also add that the lens balances very well on most Nikon bodies. This lens is a no brainer for anyone that wants exceptional image quality for portraits.
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Jan 9, 2013
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cebowler wrote: 85 in DX is closer to 130. This is an incredible portrait lens on either FX or DX. The 135 f2 is one of the most coveted portrait lenses and this gets a very similar view on DX. I'd also add that the lens balances very well on most Nikon bodies. This lens is a no brainer for anyone that wants exceptional image quality for portraits.
Took the words right out of my brain.
Everyone seems to love 85mm or equivalent for portraits, but I think for a tight head and shoulders shot, going up to ~130 and backing up a bit works better.
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Jul 3, 2013
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Toronto
85 is just manageable in real world. With a 135 you really gotta go far back and it's kinda hard for outdoors with people walking around and such getting in shots.
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Lobster2 wrote: you need this amazing lens if you shoot Nikon
Yes, it will work wonders with my Nikon 1 S1. And my Nikon FE2.

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