What's all this about Ken Rockwell?

Started Nov 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Adrian Van Contributing Member • Posts: 684
Re: G type lenses have improved optics in many cases

Your link to Nikon on G lens vs. D lens is too simplistic to show all differences. Many of the new G lens have improved optic quality, Nikon improved the lenses in several ways including better coatings, and often faster AF, and you can confirm this by checking specs on photozone.com site on any lens such as Nikon primes like 60 micro. I recently reviewed many lenses (Nikon 60 micro old and new, 50 and 35 on photozone site comparing D to G seeing whether to buy new or older lens and the additional cost of new G was worth it to me for improved optical and AF performance in most of the comparisons. However, if you are looking for the aperature ring included for use in for example DSLR video this would have its advantages, and if budget is a concern the older lens are still quite good to use and still sharp. The question though is which is the better one overall - new G or older D. G type new tech had higher performance in in photozone reviews making the higher price worth it to many users.

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