Nikon D800 PC-E lens compatibility

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Sekundogenitur
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Nikon D800 PC-E lens compatibility
Feb 9, 2012

Hi,

Nikon Europe today told me that, in contrast to the D700 and D300s, the D800 supports all possible shift and tilt operations of all PC-E lenses without any body conflicts.

Matthias

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Robin Casady
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Hurray!
In reply to Sekundogenitur, Feb 9, 2012

Sekundogenitur wrote:

Hi,

Nikon Europe today told me that, in contrast to the D700 and D300s, the D800 supports all possible shift and tilt operations of all PC-E lenses without any body conflicts.

That's great. I suspected they must be at least usable in some way because one of the D800E sample images was taken with the 24mm PC-E.

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In reply to Robin Casady, Feb 9, 2012

Robin Casady wrote:

Sekundogenitur wrote:

Hi,

Nikon Europe today told me that, in contrast to the D700 and D300s, the D800 supports all possible shift and tilt operations of all PC-E lenses without any body conflicts.

That's great. I suspected they must be at least usable in some way because one of the D800E sample images was taken with the 24mm PC-E.

Correction, it was the 45mm PC-E.

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This is great news! Thanks for asking Nikon.

People who shoot architecture and interior, like me, will be excited to finally get home after a shoot with all fingers intact...

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Hi Chiel,

just had a look at your homepage: great work!

Matthias

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Robin Casady wrote:

That's great. I suspected they must be at least usable in some way because one of the D800E sample images was taken with the 24mm PC-E.

A D800 image taken with a 24 (or 45) PC-E doesn't say anything about whether the VF interferes with lens barrel rotation. Fingers crossed but my guess is that there will be interference. dave

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No, according to Nikon Europe (statement from today!) there is no conflict at all for the D800!

Matthias

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Sekundogenitur wrote:

No, according to Nikon Europe (statement from today!) there is no conflict at all for the D800!

Before hearing this, I was thinking that it would be a huge blunder for Nikon to bring out a 36 MP camera that didn't work well with all the PC-E lenses. A major demographic for this camera is made up of us tripod shooters—landscape, architecture, and products—and that is the demographic for the PC-E lenses.
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Sekundogenitur wrote:

Hi Chiel,

just had a look at your homepage: great work!

Matthias

Thanks for the kind words!

Let's hope your and Nikons answer are right. No more dented fingers with the PC-E's!

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Nikon Europe wrote:

  1. vielen Dank für Ihr Schreiben. Das Objektiv "Nikkor PC-E 24mm f/3.5 D" ist vollständig # mit der Nikon D800 kompatibel. Tilt und Shift sind in jeder Stellung voll verwendbar. # Dies gilt auch bei der gleichzeitigen Verwendung des Batteriehandgriffs MB-D12.

  1. Ich hoffe ich konnte Ihnen hiermit ein wenig weiterhelfen.

  1. Mit freundlichen Grüßen

  1. Marcel Diebold

  2. Nikon Europe - Pro Support

-> Means fully compatible

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Excellent news. Now launch a 17mm PC-E and I'll want for nothing

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volvoben wrote:

Excellent news. Now launch a 17mm PC-E and I'll want for nothing

Yes, yes!
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Robin Casady wrote:

volvoben wrote:

Excellent news. Now launch a 17mm PC-E and I'll want for nothing

Yes, yes!
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How about three yeses? COming from Canon it's my one big fear: losing my wide tilt-shifts with independent axis tilts and shifts.

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Re: Nikon D800 PC-E lenses are compatible
In reply to Sekundogenitur, Mar 29, 2012

Hi,

Nikon D800 and PC-E 3,5/24 lens are compatible. We did a short video yesterday. Enjoy!
http://www.kaestenbauer.com/blog/files/c3bd67b94006f9b5d77a119dba59daf1-9.html

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KaestenbauerCom wrote:

Hi,

Nikon D800 and PC-E 3,5/24 lens are compatible. We did a short video yesterday. Enjoy!
http://www.kaestenbauer.com/blog/files/c3bd67b94006f9b5d77a119dba59daf1-9.html

Yes, I posted this the other day, though there didn't appear to be that much interest...

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1021&message=41003212

Thanks for the video!

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wish Nikon made a 17mm PCe

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KaestenbauerCom wrote:

Hi,

Nikon D800 and PC-E 3,5/24 lens are compatible. We did a short video yesterday. Enjoy!
http://www.kaestenbauer.com/blog/files/c3bd67b94006f9b5d77a119dba59daf1-9.html

Of course it is compatible, that was never at question. But does the shift knob hit the vf? Yes, as shown in the video. So it functions the same as on a D700. dave

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Re: Nikon D800 PC-E lens compatibility
In reply to Sekundogenitur, Mar 31, 2012

I have a D800 and a 24mm PC-E lens.
You indeed have maximum adjustment capability with this combination.

To make a shift adjustment(side to side)while taking a horizontal photo and rise and fall (up and down) adjustment while taking a vertical photo,the lock knob must be under the prism/flash housing. There is not enough clearance for the adjustment knob. With the D3 series cameras the position of those two knobs doesn't matter as there is plenty of clearance.

Out of curiosity I put the 24mmPC-E lens on my D700. To do a rise and fall and swing and tilt, I positioned the adjustment and lock knobs in the same positions as the D800
and I had full adjustment control.
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Re: Nikon D800 PC-E lens compatibility
In reply to John Blake, Mar 31, 2012

I did try the 45 PC on my D800. Now, it has been modified by Nikon so that the tilt and shift are on the same axis. No problems with any movement on the D800.

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