Nikon 14-24 refresh?

Started Nov 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Nikon 14-24 refresh?
In reply to verybiglebowski, Dec 1, 2012

Nice shots, but the flare issue comes into play when the sun is out of the frame instead of in it.

It's not easy to see in the field.  In Arizona the sun is so bright you can hardly see the subject in the LCD, much less the flare.   I've got all kinds of examples.   I put together some of them here: http://www.cjcphoto.net/lenstests/14-24/index.html

Here is a kind of comparison to the 12-24 and 18-200, both of which are quite good at controlling flare:

12-24 F4, D300

18-200, D80

14-24, D300

Larger versions of these shots at the link above.

I've learned to really look for flare, and if I'm shooting from a tripod I can easily control it with a bit of strategic shading.  Handheld it's not nearly so easy since you end up holding the camera and lens with one hand while attempting to shade it with the other.

Craig
www.cjcphoto.net

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