Nikon 14-24 refresh?

Started Nov 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
John M Roberts Senior Member • Posts: 2,575
Re: "Zooms impair creativity"... explain opinion please

Theodoros Fotometria wrote:

Same here John... I do own 17-35, 24-70, 35-70 f2.8 & 70-200vrii, but I also own 16mmf/e AI-s. 14mmD, 24mm f2.8 AI-S, 28mm f2.8 AI-S, 35mm f2.8 P/C, 50mm f1.4G, 85mm f1.8D, 105microVR, 180 f2.8D & 300f4 AF-S + TC14EII, tc20eiii + Kenco1.4x pro 300 DGX... The only zoom I use for creative photography (sometimes) is the 17-35... the rest are only for weddings, and theater or other events. I can't shoot portraits with the VRii, I would come up with half the shots! Nor I can stand 24-70'S presentation in WA... the bulk comes into the equation too, but the most important thing to me is that when I create, I do it in MF and I find the zooms less capable for that, besides I mostly do WA and there I work in MF with DOF... Also the 2 standard zooms are bad with flare & the handling of the VRii is far worst than all the 85, 105 & 180... so I use it when VR comes in the equation and zoom is essential (call me weddings)... The 14-24 I sold partly because of flare, but Its presentation (which is the same as a 24 only wider) didn't satisfy me... the 14 prime stretches corners out like the Zeiss does... for me UWA should be that way, add bulk and usability into the equation and there you are...


I imagine I wil venture more into primes as I upgrade. Canon changed their mount so I had let go of all but my FD 400 prime which is still around because I'm just not in the mood to selling it yet.

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