Nikon Short Telephoto (105-135) alternatives

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by William Jones, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. I'm looking for an AF prime lens in the 105-135 range. It must be extremely
    sharp.

    Am I correct in assuming that the only glass available that fills this need
    is the 105 Micro, the 105 DC and the 135 DC?

    TIA---
     
    William Jones, Mar 9, 2009
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  2. Thanks Paul. I should have mentioned I'd be using the lens on my D3.
     
    William Jones, Mar 10, 2009
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  3. Yes, you're right, these 3 lenses are those in present catalog and all
    are very sharp.

    The macro lens is one stop slower and best suited for macro work or
    general photography.
    The other two are fast lenses and are very good for low-light
    photography or subjects that require a limited depth of field
    (portraits, ...).

    The choice between them depends mostly on the subject.

    I use the 105/2.0 DC which is incredibly sharp, one of my sharpest lenses.
    I can't say I use the de-focus feature that much ...

    Claudio Bonavolta
    http://www.bonavolta.ch
     
    Claudio Bonavolta, Mar 10, 2009
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  4. Thank you Claudio. I'm leaning towards the 105mm DC for these reasons: I'm
    not planning any macro work, and I like the smaller size, lighter weight and
    closer working distance of the 105 DC over the 135 DC.

    Best of luck...
     
    William Jones, Mar 10, 2009
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  5. William Jones

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    | I'm looking for an AF prime lens in the 105-135 range. It must be extremely
    | sharp.
    |
    | Am I correct in assuming that the only glass available that fills this need
    | is the 105 Micro, the 105 DC and the 135 DC?

    My 135 F/2.0 is extremely sharp. But it's not AF. Maybe there is an AF
    version of it. Otherwise the macro might be the way to go.
     
    Guest, Mar 11, 2009
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