Anyone else with a D800 + 17-35 AFS 2.8 getting really mushy corners ?

Started Jan 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Anyone else with a D800 + 17-35 AFS 2.8 getting really mushy corners ?

It depends in part on what you mean by "mushy".

Wide angle lenses are not at their best in the corners wide open

Nikons MTF for this lens confirms this

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/zoom/widezoom/af-s_zoom17-35mmf_28d_if/index.htm

Nikons MTF for the other wide-angle zooms confirm similar, though less severe, limitations.

I recently sold my copy because at f2.8 it is not as good in the corners as my 14-24. On a detail I do not regard the 14-24 corners as outstanding at f2.8.

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