Sharpest 24mm prime to go on a D610

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sharpest 24mm prime to go on a D610

anotherMike wrote:

A few problems there:

1) Ken Rockwells tests have a few issues that render them a bit less useful than you'd think..

a) He isn't taking into account field curvature differences that will often weight one test scene more than the other

b) He was using a 12mp D3 to do the tests. As one who has conducted quite a few vastly more detailed and throrough lens tests than Ken over the years, the issues between lenses are quite a bit more obvious with 24mp and 36mp bodies.

I haven't seen an old AIS lens in the wide angles - any of them - that is really great in the corners on modern high rez bodies. D700/D3 vintage - sure, D610/D800e level of bodies - nope.


Even the modern 24mm 1.4 G doesn't really have a great rep for boarder performance.

Generally I get the impression that with UWA's having a very large aperture AND great boarder performance isn't easy to achieve.

Perhaps its just that manufacturers figure that most landscape shooters will buy an UWA zoom(I'm guessing the 16-35mm VR or 18-35mm G would be sharpest at 24mm) where as primes will be used more for people shooting.

I'v got a Sigma 24mm 1.8 knocking around(mostly to take wide macroish shots) and its aweful at the boarders even stopped down.

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