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I have a D200 and just bought the 135 f/2 lens. Can I shoot it on full manual control? Unless the aperture is set to 16, I see a blinking FEE error.

I would like to shoot at full manual settings. Is this lens not entirely compatiable with the D200?
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Hi, it is. But the camera takes care of the aperture electronically. Leave at its highest F stop (smaller). Then select the desired aperture on the camera (front dial). All non G lenses work that way.

Hope it helps.
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Yes, you can use this lens manually. You will need to change the Focus Mode on the camera to M. If you’re getting a FEE message is because the lens is not set in the minimum aperture (f/16).
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how to use the 135mm dc lens?

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I use it mainly for portrait. But if the question is "how do you use the DC function?": Very easy.

You want to use it as a normal 135 f2: Leave it at is neutral setting.

You want to emphasize the background blur: Move the DC control towards the R. Start with matching the aperture set in camera and on the DC ring first see what it does for you. You can also have a "soft focus" effect by lets say having a F2 aperture in your camera setting and placing the DC ring at F2.8 (towards the R on the ring) or more.

You can do the same with the front blur. Just move the DC ring toward the F instead.

Shooting a lot will help you decide what settings you like. Just remember to refocus every time you play with the DC ring.

I hope it make sense to you (i am not the best writer out there).
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Please click on the link below for more information:

http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals...
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Would this lens be great for my D90?

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Yes, just purchase this lens for my d90 and love it. No problems with autofocus and the picture quality is great.
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like heaven, but the focal length will increase by 1.5, so, free telephoto, have fun.
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Can a teleconverter be used with this lens?

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Yes, actually.
If you look at one of the teleconverter reference charts on this site, you'll see that the AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D supports the TC-14B manual-focus teleconverter. They're no longer made, so you'll have to get one used, or just be lucky enough to already have one, but the TC-14B is your answer. I've found that the TC-14A will work in a pinch, but the image quality isn't great. The TC-14A is optimized for lenses with focal lengths under 300mm, while the TC-14B is designed for use with longer lenses. The 135mm f/2D is under 300mm, but it's an oddball lens that just works better with the TC-14B for some reason.

To get a look at the reference chart, search Nikon Answers for Answer ID 13929,
"What is a Teleconverter and can I use it with my camera and lens?"
Once you're there, scroll to the bottom, and click on the link labeled "AF Nikkor Lenses Specifications."

Happy shooting!
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Does the A-M switch disengage focusing ring when it is set to A? Is it safe to accidentally rotate the focusing ring while focusing with AF?

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The A-M switch does disengage the focusing ring. It can be rotated freely (completely independent of the focusing mechanism) for a short distance after you set it to A , and then it locks into place. I don't think it's even possible to accidentally rotate it after that, and until it does lock, it's perfectly safe to rotate it, as it's been completely uncoupled from the lens' optics. Just make sure you've rotated the A-M switch fully into position. Another thing to note is that when you have it set to A, the focus ring doesn't rotate during AF like it does on screw-type AF lenses #non AF-S, non AF-I# that lack the A-M switch.

With the A-M switch set to A, once you've rotated the focus ring and locked it into place, it'll become a massive rubberized grip that is completely incapable of movement, unless, I suppose, you're abusing the thing and trying to break it. When it's set to M, it feels like a classic manual-focus lens, except with maybe just a little extra drag than some. It's not like the 50mm f/1.8D, whose focus ring tends to stick. It moves smoothly, and makes focusing a joy. Though AF is great, if you're using a lower-end body that lacks a built-in motor, I doubt you'll miss it, once you've practiced enough. This lens truly is a work of art. Get it. It does seem to have some quality control issues, as I had to get three to find one that wasn't defective, but it was more than worth the hassle.
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I wouldn't, you could damage the motor in the camera. The exception to his is when the lens also has a A/ M mode in addition to manual and auto. That is a design to override the autofocus and switch to manual without sliding he switch.
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Would this lens work well with my Nikon D60?

I heard something autofocus not being compatible with the d60 and other smaller models. What's that about?
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D60 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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Is it ok for sport photographing?I use d7000 and i want to know how fast it's focus.Thankyou

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get a 70-200 i think it will focus faster
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New version coming ?

Read a new version may be released this year. Could it be true? Should I wait?
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Nikon cannot speculate about future products until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com.
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compatible 135mm lense for d60

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Nikon does not make a fixed focal length 135mm lens that will autofocus with the D60.
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Cam I use this lense with my D800 camera body?

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AF DC-Nikkor 135mm f/2D
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D3?

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Fully compatible, D3 has built in screw drive to focus lens.
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What lens would be equivalent to this if we own the d3200 and wanted it for portraits with autofocus?

Would like the same quality or as close as possible without losing any quality
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AF-S NIKKOR
70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED even though it is listed as a macro it is an excellent portrait lens.
If you need something faster :
AF-S NIKKOR
85mm f/1.4G
"Nikon does not make an AF-S lens with defocus control
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