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Excellent image. Well done.
As to the "criticism" about the whites.... sounds like petty jealousy to me.
BTW I still have my Canon AE-1 (non-program). Also had the A-1.
Anyway really nice shot.
Imaginative thinking. Well done.
This is an excellent photo with great composition and balance.
I really like this picture. Nice shot.
Excellent shot. Love the composition of the tree.
Well it's kind of hard to say which is the best since I haven't used them all. That said, I voted D800/E since that's the camera I bought.
Is it the best, I can't say, but its the camera I bought.
Man that is an absolutely gorgeous black & white portrait. Taken with a Coolpix no less! Absolutely love the texture and tones. Well done, and most deserving of a first place finish.
luxborealis: My initial reaction was "What a rip-off" $224 more for the tripod collar/mount - that make the total package over $1600. To compare it to the $2100 ƒ2.8 - the extra $400-500 is worth it.
If they were to just make the tripod collar included in the lens, economies of scale would drop the price well below $200. It tells you that in this case, Nikon is more about marketing and price points than photography. I know they are in competition with Canon, but really, this is petty.
HOWEVER - The lack of a collar is also a general comment on photography. Fewer photographers these days are willing to go the extra mile by using a tripod. By far, most who buy this lens will never use a tripod or monopod. Are VR and higher really that good that a tripod is no longer needed? For some work, yes. For most, photography is a weekend hobby that doesn't warrant the additional quality possible with a tripod - so why bother including a tripod collar when most won't really need it.
I agree with the first part...it's petty. And your HOWEVR part confirms the pettiness of it. Either sell it with the mount, or no mount at all, but to have to pay an additional 220+ bucks for something that should come with the lens is rather ridiculous and does seem petty.
Seems Nikon has lost its mind with regards to its add-ons and accessories… the Motor grip for the D800, the Wireless transmitter for its high end cameras. Add to that its refusal to sell parts to its consumers.
Yeah, petty is pretty much on point in describing them.
This is an absolute beauty. Love the colors and composition. Excellent shot!
Definitely worthy of a first place finish.
Me being a sucker for trees I love this photo. Very nice.
This is an absolutely gorgeous shot! Also love the way the background matches the main subject. Absolutely stunning shot.
Awesome shot. And the round border is what makes this image perfect!
Very well done.
arvine: Munro: I didn't know Nikon had an approved lens list for their various cameras. The D800 works well with all the Nikkor lens I've tried on it, ie: 70-200vr, 50 1.4G, 35-70 2.8D and most recently the 85 1.4D which produced some excellent baby pictures in a hostipal room with and without flash at f2 aperture. I read that the new 24-85 vr lens was introduced for use on a new D600 camera to be introduced in the near future. The new 24-85 lens may not be one of their gold ringed pro lens, but the one I have works well on my D800 and my D3200.
munro is obviously here to trash the lens no matter the performance. I guess he'd of felt better if it was $6000 bucks instead of $600 bucks; maybe then he could have looked past its perceived flaws.
Anyway I'll be getting this lens next month as my everyday lens for my D800.
Sorry but this is a great image and it's downright criminal that it's in 200th place. Really??? Who's kidding who?
Great shot Werli Francois.
Lense is out. Just saw it on Amazon and was going to get it, but decided to wait for a couple of reasons, one being I have to get a boatload worth of software already, 2, to see how it actually performs since I already have the older AF-S 24-85 3.5-4.5D.
Though my itchy fingers is ready to pull the trigger because of VR2 :)
JakeB: I genuinely do not understand posters who say they own or will own a Nikon D800, a camera capable of medium format camera resolution, and then are not willing to spend the money on Nikon's optically best zooms.
While digital cameras today are much more than the black boxes of the old film days, the advice to put the money into the glass still holds true.
An optically superb lens will ALWAYS be an optically superb lens. The camera's tech, however, will quickly be outpaced by the next generation.
Just because one owns a D800 does not mean they have to have to most expensive lenses to create works of art. This can also be applied to the D800, but....
Anyway if we look at the cheaply built 50mm 1.8D we see it performs way above its spec's for a fraction of the cost compared to the 50mm 1.4G. My point? You don't need to spend thousands of dollars to get a good performing lens.
The book has yet to be written on the new 24-85 so, but from initial reactions here, and elsewhere, most people seem enthusiastic about its release because….
1. It’s inexpensive2. It’s an all-round lens.3. The now discontinued AF-S 24-84mm 3.5-4.5G was also a good performing lens. (I currently have one)
While I do agree with your statement about superb lenses, it doesn't always have to be at a high price. Sometimes you just get one of those lenses that come together... example the 50mm 1.8D.
Hopefully the new 24-85 falls into that category. We’ll see.
Tom Goodman: So, it's come to this. A six hundred dollar lens is announced and immediately bears a caution label warning "serious" photographers using D800's to stay away. Indeed, the camera/lens manufacturers have replaced the pixel scam with the glass scam. Buy this top of the line camera but don't even think about putting on a lens that costs less than $xxxx. Sure, our new super-duper sensor can produce awesome results, but only with the most expensive glass. Anything else and we take no responsibility for blurry images.
Well said my friend. Well said.
BTW this D800 owner intends to get this lens as I'm already using the now discontinued AF-S 24-85 3.5-4.5G as an everyday lens.