Nikon 14-24 refresh?

Started Nov 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Reilly Diefenbach
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Re: Nikon 14-24 refresh?
In reply to Theodoros Fotometria, Nov 30, 2012

Theodoros Fotometria wrote:

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

Well no. If you want to shoot with the sun in the actual frame with any of the bulbous WA jobs, you're bascially screwed. The 10-24 does it with no problem at all while maintaining excellent contrast. Pretty annoying that FX has no answer for this.

The 12-24 is even better... especially in FX and can be great at D800's 1.2x crop from 14mm (16.8mm FF equivalent). The best anti-flare lens in the world! (little difference in flare than this one though).

Theodoros

The 12-24 is an older design and is definitely more prone to flare (arcs and overall veiling) and has much worse corners than the 10-24 at the sweet spot, f5.6.  It's probably about number five for corner sharpness after the Sigmas, the Tokina 11-16 and the Nikon 10-24. I do require pretty sharp corners.

The 10-24 is also good and sharp at 17mm in 1.2 crop, as you said. I'm tempted to get another copy and slap it on a D3200 for those times when the 14-24 craps out on the 800e :^)

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Lens-Flare.aspx?Lens=658&Camera=614&FLI=0&API=2&LensComp=659&CameraComp=614&FLIComp=0&APIComp=1

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