Jim Kaye

Jim Kaye

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  • Yes, that's true, but even though they'll be selling the 16-80 with the D500 as a kit, I wonder whether that lens (which I own and enjoy for "walk around" on a D7200) will have the AF speed to ...
  • I would differ just slightly on that point:  When the lens is rotated into the position described (shift knob on bottom), I find it awkward to adjust the shift lock release knob (the smaller knob, ...
  • Every photo posted on this thread is a good example of why "edge-to-edge sharpness" is irrelevant  for most uses of a 135 mm lens.  Not one of them has anything important to the image in focus at ...
  • That worked.  Thanks again, Jim.
  • Thanks, Jim, but when I click on the identity plate, the dropdown list I see has only three lines:
  • Created discussion thread How to turn off Lightroom Mobile?
    Sorry if this has been asked before -- I couldn't find anything by searching. I have Lightroom 6 and I'm not interested in using Lightroom Mobile (and haven't set up any account), but every time I ...
  • Yes, you said it better than I did.
  • Replied in AF fine tune?
    Thanks, Phillip.  I did actually fine tune the lens (at 80 mm, using the central spot on a distant target, with optimal result = 0).  I don't really want to change that to take the corners into ...
  • I agree viewing NEFs on my own computer screen is even more informative, but I think the JPEGs give a pretty good idea of what's going on, and it's easier for me to post the images this way.  (The ...
  • Just for fun -- and again, I'm only doing this to see how sharp the lens is focused at infinity but I'm not planning to use it as a landscape lens -- I repeated a series of shots on a different ...
  • Glad to do it. I was never able to get results as sharp in the center as shown here at 80mm with my copy of the 24-120 at 120mm on my D750 (despite using LV or regular AF with focus tuning). I'm ...
  • Here are examples.  Shot NEF, autofocused at infinity on central focus spot (i.e., no refocusing in corner for corner crops), camera on tripod, VR turned off, and 2 seconds exposure delay.  Files ...
  • Yes, it just seems rather prominent in the example I showed -- more than a pixel or two wide (roughly three or four, I'd say) on a 24 MP DX sensor, anyway.  Still, I agree, it's a non-issue with ...
  • Yes, of course corners are not as sharp as center, and yes, stopping down to f/5.6 or f/8 helps from what I've seen so far. http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/AF-S-DX-N ...
  • I'm now convinced the 16-80 at 80 mm f/5.6 focused at infinity on my D7200 is substantially sharper than my 24-120 f/4 at 120 mm was at any aperture on my D750 (before I sold the 24-120 -- sorry, ...
  • Created discussion thread 16-80 f/2.8-4 lateral CAs
    Getting to know my 16-80 f/2.8-4 better today I shot this building at 80 mm f/5.6 (NEF, converted to JPEG in Lightroom at default settings, downsized to 1 MP): Here are full-resolution crops of the ...
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