The Nikon Nikkor 135mm f / 3.5 Ai is a classic 135mm portrait lens. He is a representative of the era when f / 3.5 aperture was considered the norm for this class of glass.

This test was originally conceived as not entirely standard. The fact is that having Jupiter-37A in my hands, I cannot resist not to knock these two glasses head-on.
What happened can be seen in the examples below. First comes the Nikon Nikkor 135mm f / 3.5 Ai. According to my feelings, he gave a more delicate, light, fresh picture than Jupiter. Although it was not possible to see a really noticeable difference between them.

Nikon Nikkor 135mm f / 3.5 Ai proved to be a very sharp lens - so, at high magnification, you can see delicate, invisible hairs around the pores of the skin. But at the same time, the given sharpness, how to put it ... soft, or something. This is why this lens is ideal for taking portraits of women.
The lens does not hold back light very well. That's why the built-in lens hood comes in handy. And again I will note - the nature of the exposure is such that it can be used for artistic purposes, bringing airiness and poetry into the picture.
Colors in lensas I said, clean, fresh, light. Vignette and chromatic aberration are practically absent. The Nikon Nikkor 135mm f / 3.5 Ai is very comfortable to work with. Does not take up much space in the case. The price for it today is very democratic - about 3000 rubles for 2017. So this is a good choice for anyone who loves to shoot portraits - these are the ones that I focused on in the test.

Sample photo Nikon Nikkor 135mm f3.5 Ai


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