differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon DC 135mm f/2D

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Nikon DC 135mm f/2D vs the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM.
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the Nikon DC 135mm f/2D

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Has a silent focus motor Canon USM vs None
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Almost the same
Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the EF 135mm f/2L USM goes 2 f-stops narrower
Slightly cheaper $895.59 vs $1,152.09
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The best price we've seen is $256 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
135 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
0.8 kg
Length Short Help
DC 135mm f/2D119 mm
EF 135mm f/2L USM112 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
DC 135mm f/2D79 mm
EF 135mm f/2L USM81 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
DC 135mm f/2D$1,152.09
EF 135mm f/2L USM$895.59
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Competitors

Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Low light lens

Min focal length Better wide angle
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,275 - $1,299

Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$729 - $749

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D Competitors

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Sports lens

$499

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,479 - $1,597

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Sports lens

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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