as far as cosmetics go, it looks better than the tokina badge
lemonadedrinker: What is all the nonsense with the name across the image? Who cares who took them; they're beautiful pictures ruined with the distraction of the name thing at the bottom-saying to all of us Look at me,I'm as important as the whale.Eugene Smith never put his name on a picture. Nor did Edward Steichen. Nor any other genius of the arcane art of photography.
Seriously, small images are really for personal consumption as in reference. I don't see anything wrong with doing that as everybody uses references. So Jadot you can find a better bad guy to reference.
Temporel, it doesn't matter if you can find better work out there. It matters if you are stealing.
It's a deterrent from theft. Some idiots will spend tie retouching it off. [Me included for personal use.]
Not everybody is a rich photographer so they need watermarks to prevent it being 'stolen'.
garyknrd: I looked at his website and went to his workshop page. One of the trips was around 10K without airfare. For 9 days double occupancy.My question is who is the target for these trips? There must be an advantage to going on a trip like this rather than going on your own. What is it?
I think Gary you have a point but some people with money just wanna do it without wanting to spend much time researching.
brownie314: I don't get Tokina. They have been successful with wide angle DX zooms, but the rest - they seem to just be copying zoom ranges and aperture ranges from other manufacturers. I don't think this strategy will work for them. Why not look for something unique or a gap in the offerings of one of the majors? Why aim straight for where CaNikon are strong?
You guys mean marquee- Canon/Nikon
aramgrg: Zeiss is like Victoria's Secret girls. You want-but not affordable!
justmeMN: Think Tank's web site states "make a statement with this soft-sided shoulder bag with premium leather accents for an upscale yet rugged look."
The statement is: "I like ugly overpriced camera bags." :-)
ouch. it's not ugly though.
Retzius: Hipsters Unite! This is the perfect way to carry your Nikon Df and Fuji Instax to all those poetry readings.
I prefer burning man, poetry makes my eyes water.
nikon power: Bad news for cows. More will die :(Cows must love me for saying that.
0 impact. leather bags or not cows will still die for their meat.
The sharpness and separation/bokeh DOF of the boy is impressive. The fruit and jetty one are not.
Tardyvar: It's Nickon, well almost, in Japan, but what do they know?
it should be spelt Nikkon then. haha
Just trolling. I don't call it Naikon.
NickBPhotography: Exciting times. I’m a massive fan of Tamron since purchasing their 24-70mm F/2.8 SP lens. Well built, light, sharp, VR, good value and five year warranty. Only the vignetting can be a minor nuisance but I like it in 80% of situations and Lightroom is an easy fix. Oh, and I shot with the Nikon 24-70mm for over 4 years.
I love my Nikon 50mm but wished it focussed closer, especially for details shots at weddings. Looks like Tamron have answered my prayers. Providing it’s sharp, I will be selling my Nikon 50mm in the next few months and having this Tamron 45mm.
" I will be selling my Nikon 50mm in the next few months and having this Tamron 45mm."
I was thinking the same thing. haha
But I also want the 58 1.4. oof. Still deciding for 35 1.8 & 58 1.4 or 45 1.8 + 58 1.4. :P
Rod McD: Am I the only person here yawning? More choice in 35mm and a 45mm, both with enough feature acronyms for alphabet soup and both rather substantial? Good they might be but excited I'm not. With all the CAD design technology available, surely it's not beyond manufacturers to offer smaller lenses with high IQ? That would offer some real choice that's more than a difference in brand name on a large lens. I'd be happy to use moderate apertures to get smaller lenses, but the world seems to have been overtaken by fast lens religion.
Rod McD, it may be because Nikon has the philosophy of accommodating a certain comfortable size for manual focusing.
For example the 58 1.4. There's very little glass in it yet the designers pushed for a comfortable size barrel.
FWIW, a small lens looks silly on a 'bulky' FX dslr.
Stanchung: VC, Close up & with Fluorine coating as bonus.
Lenses this range are usually tack sharp, distorted with moderate edge sharpness. So the difference would be CA and bokeh.
Definitely worth checking out. Guessing street price around 450 it would be a winner.
Bokeh looks very good. Now I'm feeling more excited but I really wished they made it f1.4 to remove all hesitation.
Tieu Ngao: I've been thinking of buying the Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 ($900), but I'll wait for this Tamron and hope that its optical performance is 98% of the Sigma. It has VC, weather seal, and $300 less then the Sigma even though it's slightly slower. Another plus is that the Tamron AF is perhaps more reliable than the Sigma for Nikon cameras.
I sold it since moving to FX. I could see the sharpness difference compared to the 17-55 without even pixel peeping. It looked razor sharp.
VC, Close up & with Fluorine coating as bonus.
This segment is pretty crowded. I had a good copy 35 1.8 DX Nikkor awhile back, hoping this will be a good replacement too.
May not be as exciting as the 35 1.4 Art but like you, the price is tempting.
Not to mention these have a macro ability.
Shooting a close up with a large background seems like a unique selling point.
Fotoinfo: Maybe this is the reason... first review of this lens and coparision with old lens.http://foto-info.si/primerjava-nikon-af-s-24-70mm-f2-8g-proti-nikon-af-s-24-70mm-f2-8vr-2/
not good valuer then. :(wont be be worth upgrading if true.
Jonathan F/2: A lot of haters on here. I don't see other manufacturers churning out the amount of new glass like Nikon. If Nikon does one thing right it's lenses. The fact that I can mount 100s if not thousands of lenses spanning several decades is a testament to the bedrock of the F mount.
i think he was supportive Jonathan.