Brick Wall Pics - New 18-35mm

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions
Michael Siemon
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Brick Wall Pics - New 18-35mm
Apr 30, 2013

Here are some pictures of a brick wall at 18mm and at 24mm with the new Nikkor AF-S 18-35G. The overview pics are 1/4 scale. The center/edge/corner pics are 100% crops. The pics were processed by ACR with *no* distortion correction, and with the (minimal) default capture sharpening. Distortion at 18mm is relatively mild, IMO.

full image at 18mm, reduced to 1/4 size in both directions.

100% crop, right edge of 18mm image

full image at 24mm, reduced to 1.4 size in each direction

100% crop from center of 24mm shot

100% crop from left edge of 24mm shot

100% crop of the bottom right corner of the 24mm shot

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Re: Brick Wall Pics - New 18-35mm
In reply to Michael Siemon, Apr 30, 2013

The full image at 18mm doesn't seem to have got posted. Here is a second attempt...

18mm; image reduced to 1/4 in each dimension; note barrel distortion (easily correctable)

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Re: Brick Wall Pics - New 18-35mm
In reply to Michael Siemon, Apr 30, 2013

This is consistent with my experience with this lens in actual landscape. Just a trace of softness in the extreme corners - better than a 16-35f4 VR that I tried.  It would have been nice to see some of this photos wide open,  also at 24mm.

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