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.
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D Learn more about
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 $848.49 vs $1,102.19
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The best price we've seen is $254 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
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Low light lens

$1,197

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
Max focal length Slightly 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
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,146

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Competitors

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$1,500 - $1,899

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
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

$709 - $799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$749

Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture

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