Ask anyone who has used it, and the Canon 135mm F/2 will usually pass with flying colors. Personally, it is one of my favorite prime lenses that Canon makes. So when this image of a Nikon 135mm F/2 (seen below) leaked online over the weekend, you can imagine the excitement over it. But is it real?
There have been some pretty good “fake” image leaks in the past, and this – if it is indeed fake – would be up there as one of the better ones (in my opinion). There are a few things that make me lean a bit towards it being fake though, and those things are:
- There has been almost no mention of this lens in the rumor mill. Usually by the time that a lens has quality product images done like this, it has been mentioned on the rumor sites.
- There are no feet markings on the focus distance scale. Could be an indicator that it is fake, or possibly the feet markings cannot be seen in the photo.
- It was mentioned in other comments on various sites that the white dot is small, and that on the newer Nikon lenses they have been larger. Again, not something that screams FAKE, but nudges you in that direction.
What do you think? Is this a fake or real image leak? Real or not, what are your thoughts on Nikon releasing a new 135mm F/2?
Nikon’s current 135mm f/2 is already quite a winner, but it receives little mention due to the fact that it is many years old and contains Nikon’s oft misunderstood “DC” system (De-focus Control?) that allows you to manipulate your depth of field in a way that no ordinary lens aperture can.
[via Nikon Rumors]