Nyarlathotep

Nyarlathotep

Lives in United States San Francisco, United States
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Joined on May 28, 2009
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  • It seems fairly unlikely. There has been quite a bit of discussion on this forum and others as to whether or not Nikon can get AF into an f/1.2 50mm lens on F-Mount. The F mount is narrower than a ...
  • I am not familiar with the Sigma 24-60 so I cannot say much about it. The Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AF or AF-D certainly is sharp for an older design and has its followers. But it is an old zoom design, I ...
  • It certainly depends on what the need for the lens is. The EX Sigma f/1.4 is generally much better at handling the out of focus areas, creating less jittery backgrounds than the Nikon G f/1.8. ...
  • I think maybe your best bet is to setup a static target with both foreground and background material that will show where the focus is actually falling. Rulers can be helpful this way. Shot wide ...
  • That does not look like motion blur. What it does look like, and It is hard to tell for sure without some background and foreground in the picture to find the focus point, but it looks like the ...
  • I think that is a very good point. Had this lens come out during the 12MP class sensor period, it probably would have been better reviewed by the technical reviewers. The lower acuity would not ...
  • LOL, Seems it was always predictable, despite the quixotic belief on my part it would remain an insightful discourse with a positive outcome. Instead... Well, a little bit a name calling (let's ...
  • First let me say, while I have some critical comments below about the comparison work, don't get me wrong. I think the comparison work and layout was well done. I know this is a lot of work to do ...
  • No, 14mm is 14mm is 14mm, the focal length never changes. The 1.5 multiplier is just to get the approximate field of view when comparing the image you will see in a APS-C sized sensor to what ...
  • Most lenses in general don't tend t perform their best wide open and near to it, with some exceptions. Usually I find consumer zooms benefit a fair amount being about 1-stop from wide open. That ...
  • The 16-28 f/2.8 and the 16-35 f/4 certainly have very different distortion profiles. The Nikon has almost twice the distortion of the Tokina at 16mm. Although I will point out the Tokina has a ...
  • No personal experience, but Lenstip has coma testing for both. Seems the Sigma handles it a bit better. At least in a lab. Also, the Sigma was mounted to a canon body so again some things may not ...
  • Replied in VR and Bokeh
    RB: I agree completely. Also, those are some lovely images. To the OP: While I have seen a few images that appear to have had bokeh go a little off from VR, and I don't disagree that it does happen ...
  • I agree, if they can come in under $1,000 and the optics are good, this would be a nice alternative. Outside of that, this lens could be DOA and I am sure they have to understand that. Maybe that ...
  • My understanding is that after the first announcement, Tokina found they needed to redesign the lens for some undisclosed reason. So maybe you need to have the engineers fired ;) This may have ...
  • Official temperature measurements are made as shaded measurements. The OP seems to be saying, out on the beach sand the temperature when exposed in the sun can be ~115. The latter, rather than the ...
  • I agree. The Voight is a lovely lens and has been an interest of mine for a while. It is quite affordable for such nice optics, relatively speaking, compact and well built. But make no mistake, it ...
  • Well said. That was basically what I was driving at, but my comments were formed in a much less succinct way. +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+ Aaron Killen
  • Replied in I wonder
    Maybe, maybe not. Again it is really hard to tell without seeing Nikon's books. And they are notoriously secretive about costs and profits on specific lines. But... Most of the Zeiss designs in the ...
  • Replied in I wonder
    Oh, for sure I agree, they are specialized products and both are probably at a higher profit per unit than some of the other Nikon lines. But I think the 58 line makes less money as a whole, ...
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