Quote Originally Posted by darinwc View Post
I havent used one, but you might try a Nikon 135mm f2 DC. The DC stands for Defocus Control.
I understand that it actually has a ring that allows you to control how soft it is.

It sounds to me like you are very particular about the soft/sharp and bokeh of your lens. Having full control may be just the thing for you.
From my understanding the DC lenses are not soft focus lenses at all. They are sharp lenses so your subject will be in very sharp focus. The DC lenses do have a ring on them (defocus control) that controls the look of the background blur or bokeh they have.