Nikon 14-24 refresh?

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

anotherMike wrote:

Yours is absolutely a valid point. However, while Nikon often designs lenses that meet your idea of the perfect design goal (doing everything pretty well and nothing poorly), like the 35/1.4G, which is about as balanced (tradeoff wise) as you can get, the 14-24 almost looks like a project of seeing how far they could push the sharpness/contrast while letting other things go. The reality is, I don't think a wide angle zoom like the 14-24 can be done without those tradeoffs, so your choice is either the 14-24 with it's limitations (which frankly can be worked around) or a Zeiss 15. Wide angle designs for DSLR cameras are the trickiest optically and thus contain the most tradeoffs. I applaud Nikon for going all out - it's that sort of thinking that keeps them on the leading edge, and I bet some things they learned in the process of the 14-24's creation will and probably has helped them with other lenses.

-m

Why? what's wrong with Nikkor 14mm f2.8? Sharp as hell if used correctly and as MF as any MF! I am surprised though, nobody talks of the Nikkor 14 and Zeiss 15 being the only WAs that provide a true UWa effect... Otherwise, why should anyone bother to get a 14mm in the first place...? An 18 or 20 or (even better) Zeiss 21, will do the same presentation... Angle isn't there to "just include things in the picture"... as Reilly or other fanboys think...

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