Hard to believe - but 28mm f2.8 and 28mm f3.5 Nikon primes beaten by A7 kit lens

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Mel Snyder
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Re: Hard to believe - but 28mm f2.8 and 28mm f3.5 Nikon primes beaten by A7 kit lens
In reply to SimonOL, 6 months ago

SimonOL wrote:

Mel Snyder wrote:

Do you see anything?

I don't see a shot from the kit lens and one from the AI lens at the same aperture to make any comparison

The 28mm 2.8 looks far from great wide open at that distance. Maybe it excels at closer or longer range? Maybe it's significantly better stopped down a click or two?

Isn't the 28mm 2.8 AIS supposed to be superior to the earlier lens?

You are correct (at least you agree with Ken Rockwell, whose judgment is suspect here

"1981-present: Nikon replaced this excellent original 28mm f/2.8 with the spectacularAI-s version with 8 elements in 8 groups. The current AI-s lens also adds the Close Range Correction (CRC) system."

It might be better at different focus distances. But the kit focuses close and is good enough.

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