Nyarlathotep

Nyarlathotep

Lives in United States San Francisco, United States
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Joined on May 28, 2009
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  • LOL, fair enough. I will give KR that, he does at least put the lens data in his reviews of just-released gear.
  • This review is taken right out of the book of Ken Rockhead's style guidelines: I don't have it, I never used it, in fact no one I know anyone who has touched it or head of anyone reviewing it, but ...
  • I would imagine that all depends on what Nikon's intentions are. They seem to be going strong with the consumer side, but prosumer/pro is the big question. The 16-80 is slight tell, but really ...
  • That would certainly make a lot of sense, in the same vein as the 24-120 f/4 bundle. Too bad this was released without a D400/D9000/DWhatEverCarriesTheD300ProBuildDXSpiritAlong. Maybe they will ...
  • Replied in Grey or U.S.
    For a number of reasons; one, they were duped by an unscrupulous vendor; two they don't even know this is a potential issue (e.g. Canon user switching to Nikon may have no idea Nikon has this sort ...
  • I think you will be happy with the G model. The background out-of-focus bokeh is much better on the G than the D model. And the G is sharper wide open at the edges and corners. I have both and my ...
  • Replied in Grey or U.S.
    Agreed, I have a number of USA warranty Nikon lenses and they are inconsistently labeled. Some serials proceed with US, some don't. All of my lenses have been purchased through reputable Nikon ...
  • While I really like my 28G and I have no plans to sell it, if I were to never need anything below f8, I don't think I would keep the G. But seeing as I do use it wide open or near wide relatively ...
  • The Sigma is "only" 35mm on the long end, and only a 2x zoom, granted it is f/1.8. Making a f/2.8 5x zoom that reaches out to 80mm creates a larger, heavier lens than the 16-80 F/2.8-4 model just ...
  • Right there is some truth to that analogy, but the Sigma and Nikon are both 50ish max mm FL and roughly 3x zooms. A 2.8 starting at 16mm reaching out to 80mm, a 5x zoom, is going to result in a ...
  • The 50 f/1.8 AFD has a known "hot spot" issue in the center of the frame in high contrast situations or shots with strong point sources of light, while the lens is stopped down. Avoid shooting ...
  • I own both the 50 f/1.8 G and D. I would definitely recommend the G over the D, even given the cost difference of ~$100. The G is sharper at wider apertures and the bokeh, while not amazing, is ...
  • Replied in WT??!
    Certainly there is some FL overlap; but, the Sigma is an F/2 and will easily accept filters, the Tamron requires a more complicated, heavier filter adapter set like the the Lee filter offering.. ...
  • That certainly is an interesting option to cover both bases and 24 to boot. If it is anything like their 18-35 f/2 APS-C offering, it could be a very attractive option. Let's hope performance and ...
  • I own the 28, and it is a very good lens, great for street shooting and light hiking kits. It is definitely a lens that shines in the right circumstances. Bokeh is pretty good for a wide angle, ...
  • Or it might be Photozone (photozone.de/) - quantitative technical or maybe Bjørn Rørslett's site (naturfotograf.com/lens_surv.html) - qualitative subjective. Bjørn's site doesn't cover most of ...
  • Maybe the Nikon 135 f/2 DC, not critically sharp, but excellent for portariture, great OOF rendering. Is AF-D, so focusing isn't quick and no VR. A tad heavy (f/2, metal Build). Does tend to miss ...
  • Yeah, this example is certainly not factory. That looks like a user application... It should be very easy to tell. Scotch & packing tape rips very easily. The tape Nikon uses aught to be tear ...
  • Even so, the focal plane seems off on a few of these images. Contrast detect isn't perfect and can lead to missed focus. Use manual focus and zoom in the view while in live view after you have ...
  • I agree. At the very least, a conversation needs to be had with the seller. There should absolutely be no scotch tape on the lens.
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