1.4 / 58 hast just been tested on Lenstip

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: This Time, Truly Not Recommended

Bajerunner wrote:

gatorowl wrote:

paulski66 wrote:

I read that review yesterday.

I imagine the conclusion will go oever well with the lens' fans:

" It seems, though, that only Zeiss was serious about it and Nikon was joking all along, trying to sell you a rough piece of trash for a lot of money under a cover of a storied Nikon legacy."

I misreported the Cameralabs review of this len as "Not Recommended" when the actual conclusion was "not highly recommended." After reading their actually conclusions, one might understand why I was in error. That review found few characteristics of the 58mm (I think they did find it sharp in the center) praiseworthy, opining that it is not worth 4-5X the price of the earlier 50mm 1.4G.

Well, unlike the Cameralabs reviewers, the lads in Poland definitely do not believe in sugarcoating their conclusions. It looks like they were quite disappointed with their copy. I think that it's safe to say that Lenstip is not giving even a qualified recommendation for this lens.

Yesterday, I found my 85mm 1.4G too long and my Sigma 35mm 1.4 too short for my purposes. Here's hoping that the forthcoming Sigma 50mm 1.4 comes closer to expectations than does Nikon's 58mm 1.4G.

Ouch....probably the worst conclusion I have read there... and this 'high image quality in the frame centre from f/2.8, ' is not good for that (being sold as a top notch 1.4 lens) .

Also, the mention of the strange AF. And the resolution test chart is a disaster. Yes, I agree, it is photos that are the ultimate test, but really, most very good lenses still test well at lenstip.

But the image posted below by PM seems nice and sharp, lovely pic, I wonder...sample variation ?...even that in such an expensive lens..

Two poor-mediocre reviews does not a trend make.  However, it does give me pause.

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