Nikon NIKKOR 135mm f/2

Nikon NIKKOR 135mm f/2

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 135mm f/2

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1975-01-01

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Nikon NIKKOR 135mm f/2 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length135mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)19°
Optical Information
Lens Elements6
Lens Groups4
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance1.30m
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions84 x 64mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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thomas klinker

I have just replaced the Nikkor 135/2 with Carl Zeiss 135/2.
The results blew me away. much sharper at f2.
The Zeiss has neutral colors as opposed to a more warm Nikon

Karl Valentin

Wonderful Bokeh maybe the best I ever saw on a manual focus Nikkor
and still usable free hand for some portraits or street photography.
I would prefer the AIs over the older AI version there are a little differences
in the finishing and its worth the price.
Second pick if you are on budget would be a AI modified Nikkor Q 2,8/135.
Great mechanics and a piece of wonderful craftsmanship – a little softer
wide open but usable one stop down at f4 with still a amazing rendering !


I’m not sure about the rest of the specifications, but the image you have is a picture of the 135mm f/2.8, not the f/2. The latter is a much bigger lens!


I was thinking the exact same thing! I have the 2.8, but I used to own the f/2 and it was an ungainly beast!