Nikon 28mm f/1.8 G for Landscape?

Started Dec 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
fabgo
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Re: Nikon 28mm f/1.8 G for Landscape?
In reply to Mick5, Dec 31, 2012

This lens has significant field curvature which makes it hard to get the edges and corners into sharp focus at infinity. This also affects the mid-field due to an oscillating field of focus. And of course it is a fixed focal length, and not a very wide one at that. Finally, I can not get this lens to focus properly using the edge/corner AF points on my D800 (probably the cameras fault). For all these reasons I hesitate to recommend this lens for landscape use.

I plan to stick with my 24-120 for landscapes. At f/8 I honestly can't tell much difference, and the zoom has the advantage of being able to go wider as well as longer.

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