((( Great Lens for Events )))

Started Feb 26, 2020 | User reviews thread
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John Koerner
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((( Great Lens for Events )))

I have actually had this lens for several months, without using it too much.

Last weekend, I went to a charitable event with my girlfriend (prosthetics for children in need in Thailand), and had a chance to use it a little bit. I brought "The Holy Trinity" of nighttime event lenses (the 28 f/1.4E, the 58 f/1.4G, and the 105 f/1.4E), and the 28 f/1.4E was, hands down, the MVP.

From wide shots, to close shots, this lens delivers. All of these were handheld and not really in any kind of professional context. For those who are curious, the 105 stated my pouch the longest, the 58 was used here and there; but the 28 was used almost ubiquitously. Enjoy!

Band and participating members


Organizers ... Dana & friend

Using the D5 + 28 f/1.E as a "selfie stick"

$8500 in equipment handed to a passer-by for a snapshot

Beauty at the dinner table ... guess what's for dessert 😍

Right before leaving ...

Please realize that these are snapshots. (FYI, I am 55 years old and my girlfriend is 50 years old ... and, yes, I agree a thousand times ... I'm a lucky man 😍)

Please *also* realize that there was no flash, no effort to control light, these were all just authentic photographs (snapshots) taken in the moment with the available light given.

Thanks for looking ... I really love this lens.

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.4E ED
Prime lens • Nikon F (FX)
Announced: May 31, 2017
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