Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Review

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The Nikon Z 135mm f1.8 S Plena is an outstanding lens: It combines excellent sharpness and high contrast across the full frame with a gorgeous Bokeh which has the unique property of producing almost no cat’s eyes and renders out-of-focus subjects in the foreground as smooth as in the background.
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The Collins English Dictionary gives one definition of the word Plena as ‘the condition or quality of being full’. This NIKKOR lens is certainly full of goodness. It’s packed with top-quality glass, high-tech coatings, a super-fast autofocus system and a really well-rounded 11-blade diaphragm. Build quality is robust and handling is refined.
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If you’re a Nikon fan and telephoto portrait specialist, the optical quality of the ‘Plena’ lens is unmatched, and consistently sharper across the entire frame at f/1.8 than equivalent DSLR lenses. If you want the best optical quality for portraiture, especially animal portraiture, the Plena comes highly recommended.
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