MisterHairy

MisterHairy

Lives in Ookay
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Joined on Aug 16, 2012
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  • Thus turning the three hundred quid 85 into a thousand pound 85. Or more. Very few lenses are truly apochromatic.
  • You're right; it is not easy to spot in the reduced size image although it is more obvious in the original. Starting from the bottom right, the bracket is on the near side of the DOF. Moving into ...
  • I agree. It looks much better than I remember. Somebody above mentioned that the Nikkor 14-24mm beats this lens and maybe it does on some criteria, but I always found the 18mm to have superior ...
  • Here's a somewhat overcooked sample shot (highlights pulled way down and clarity set to 20) which I used as a reference for the lens when I sold it last year. It is resized to 50% of original size ...
  • Hi. I bought one a couple of years ago, hoping that it would be a smaller, wider version of the wonderful 21mm ZF which I also have (and love). Sadly, it just isn't, really. It suffers from rather ...
  • Unless I was alluding to the robustness of the lens. In that case, you do get what you pay for because the f/2.8 lens can surely take a knock while I would have grave doubts over the f/4 lens. Even ...
  • Replied in D750 AA filter
    I would like to add my voice to the choir which is asking to see some samples please. I would be very surprised if this were not more of a processing artefact than a capture one. That is not to ...
  • Yeah. It's one of those nagging things where you start to see poorer images than you expect, then the fun begins trying to track down the source of the problem. I'll try another one when my local ...
  • It's an interesting speculation and somewhat aligned with my own thoughts but there is literally nothing on the www about issues between the 70-200/4 (old or new copies) and the D810. Nothing at ...
  • Good job that I kept hold of my old 80-200/4 Ai-S lens, as it continues to give me better results than I could get with the 70-200/4 with VR enabled. It would appear, from your implication, that ...
  • Replied in Are you sure?
    Because as I mentioned previously, I walked the lens back to the shop from where I purchased it and returned it already. I could do some tripod tests with the 2.8 lens if you would like. ;-) And ...
  • Replied in Are you sure?
    Leonard, Leonard, Leonard. Where to begin? I also accept that some turkeys do roll off the production line. Other than our D800Es and D800s, I have not really ever had any problems with Nikon gear ...
  • Replied in Are you sure?
    Leonard This was one of hundreds of such shots; I did not base my decision on this shot alone. In the raw image files, no point of the VR shot is actually sharp and an obvious "doubling" of the ...
  • It is remarkably easy to get to 1/100th at 200mm, even with the lens at f/4 and in daylight so I am not sure what you mean with "near darkness". Anyway, here is one such test shot showing 100% ...
  • This is all good news so thanks for all the input. Google comes up dry on a search for compatibility issues between the 70-200/4 and the D810 so it does look like mine was a fairly isolated ...
  • That's good to hear. Yeah but I don't need all of that reach, just 200mm. I don't mean any offence, and maybe it is DPR's  image handling, but many of those shots look rather soft on my screen. ...
  • Sure and the 2.8 lens is undoubtedly the better lens, but when flying between Europe and Asia, the added mass is never welcome due to the tight luggage limits. A lighter alternative would be ...
  • Thanks for the info. It's encouraging to hear that this was likely an isolated example. I am recalling the issues which some have had with the new 300mm PF lens when used on the D810 and was ...
  • Created discussions You get what you pay for.
    Just tried replacing my (excellent, trusty but somewhat boring) 70-200mm f/2.8 II with the f/4 version to make travels into Asia (where I do a lot of work, at least very well paying work) a little ...
  • Yawn. Endless trolling.
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