D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

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Growlernz Junior Member • Posts: 28
D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

I am looking for some photos taken with this setup if anyone cares to share.

Specifically landscape, architecture and astro/night photography. I am looking to invest in this exact kit and want to make sure it's the correct way to go.

The D800/MP is of importance as I also print these images up to 2400mm wide sometimes bigger.

Thanks to anyone that can share some images, it's appreciated

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user_name Veteran Member • Posts: 3,134
Just Rent One

Looking at other people's photos really doesn't tell you how it will work for you.

If you can, rent one and try it for yourself.

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Growlernz OP Junior Member • Posts: 28
Re: Just Rent One

Wish it was that simple, but that doesn't happen round here in my neck of the world.

I'm more looking to see detail, DR, noise etc, not worried about the actual content.

lickity split
lickity split Senior Member • Posts: 2,710
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

I don't think astro photography and the 14-24 should be used in the same sentence..  But what do I know???   

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user_name Veteran Member • Posts: 3,134
Re: Just Rent One

Growlernz wrote:

Wish it was that simple, but that doesn't happen round here in my neck of the world.

I'm more looking to see detail, DR, noise etc, not worried about the actual content.

Lloyd Chambers did a review on this lens.

Given the cash outlay it is probably worth buying a subscription to read his observations.  He does some pretty in depth reviews along with critical analysis of pictures taken with the lens.

I own both the D800 and 14-24, butI think you would get more from that review than any pictures I have of that combination.

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mais51
mais51 Senior Member • Posts: 1,713
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

lickity split wrote:

I don't think astro photography and the 14-24 should be used in the same sentence.. But what do I know???

Didn't know NASA is looking for space station screw 

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Howard Podgurski Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8
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About a year ago I did a photo shoot for a local coffee shop's Facebook page using this combo.
At there request it was processed in HDR.  If I still have the original RAW files I will post.

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mhammon Regular Member • Posts: 184
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8
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Howard,

I use that combo for landscape photos and love it.  The 14-24 is very sharp and compliments the D800's high pixel count very well.  I always use it on a tripod, though, when doing landscapes.  That said, there is no problem using it hand-held.

Here are two images from my summer trip to Yosemite and Bryce Canyon parks.  The first is a night shot with the full moon lighting up Yosemite Falls during Gary Hart's Waterfalls and Moonbows workshop last year.

Enjoy,

Mike

Yosemite Falls By Moonlight

Bryce Canyon Sunset Point at sunrise

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Per Baekgaard Senior Member • Posts: 1,071
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

There's one here (and a more in the same gallery, I think):

http://b4net.dk/photos/RejserOgNatur/Soederaasen%20Efteraar%202012/index.html#20121020_PB8_3262.JPG

You can download the full res if you want from the link.

It's probably not the best the lens can do, as I didn't haul a tripod to the location and I only had a brief opportunity to get that shot (the sun disappeared a few minutes later).

But it is shot in a somewhat difficult conditions for any lens, and I think the lens did pretty well (not commenting on the photographer here, just the lens!).

- Per.

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primeshooter Senior Member • Posts: 3,211
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

I don't think astro photography and the 14-24 should be used in the same sentence..  But what do I know???   

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primeshooter Senior Member • Posts: 3,211
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

Howard,

I use that combo for landscape photos and love it.  The 14-24 is very sharp and compliments the D800's high pixel count very well.  I always use it on a tripod, though, when doing landscapes.  That said, there is no problem using it hand-held.

Here are two images from my summer trip to Yosemite and Bryce Canyon parks.  The first is a night shot with the full moon lighting up Yosemite Falls during Gary Hart's Waterfalls and Moonbows workshop last year.

Enjoy,

Mike

Yosemite Falls By Moonlight

Bryce Canyon Sunset Point at sunrise

Mike that first shot is really something. Is that 14mm? On my phone here.
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j_photo Senior Member • Posts: 2,653
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

Below is a nightime street shot, done on tripod, with this combo.

I also have some hand--held event shots with this combo, some with on camera flash and some no flash, low light. I'm not sure any of those would be helpful for what you are interested in. But if you want to seem them, let me know.

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Matsu Senior Member • Posts: 1,434
Re: Just Rent One

user_name wrote:

Growlernz wrote:

Wish it was that simple, but that doesn't happen round here in my neck of the world.

I'm more looking to see detail, DR, noise etc, not worried about the actual content.

Lloyd Chambers did a review on this lens.

Given the cash outlay it is probably worth buying a subscription to read his observations. He does some pretty in depth reviews along with critical analysis of pictures taken with the lens.

I own both the D800 and 14-24, butI think you would get more from that review than any pictures I have of that combination.

Not asking you to divuldge the details, but what was the overall conclusion regarding image quality and autofocus?

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user_name Veteran Member • Posts: 3,134
Re: Just Rent One

Matsu wrote:

user_name wrote:

Growlernz wrote:

Wish it was that simple, but that doesn't happen round here in my neck of the world.

I'm more looking to see detail, DR, noise etc, not worried about the actual content.

Lloyd Chambers did a review on this lens.

Given the cash outlay it is probably worth buying a subscription to read his observations. He does some pretty in depth reviews along with critical analysis of pictures taken with the lens.

I own both the D800 and 14-24, butI think you would get more from that review than any pictures I have of that combination.

Not asking you to divuldge the details, but what was the overall conclusion regarding image quality and autofocus?

The 14-24mm is unmatched by any other zoom.  However, there are some caveats.

Rearward focus shift is a very real issue with the 14-24mm and needs to be mitigated.  To get maximum sharpness with the 14-24mm you need to use Live View and focus at the aperture you wish to use for the picture.

In comparison, the Zeiss 15mm Distagon lacks the focus shift issues, but at $3000 you pay for that and you are limited to one focal length.

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ranalli Senior Member • Posts: 1,016
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

I can't help with this particular combination here but I LOVE the 14-24 2.8 for what it does.  It is not often that I break it out but it is a must-have when I travel.

While heavily processed in HDR, I took this photo with a D700 and that lens.  For landscape shots like this I like how it distorts the foreground to add some interest leading you into the shot.

mhammon Regular Member • Posts: 184
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

Yes, it is. It was really dark and tough to compose, so I took a ton of images and reviewed them on the LCD to make adjustments.

Let me also recommend the 16-35mm f/4, if you want to use filters and VR.  The focal lengths are similar, but the latter offers some more composition choices and it's lighter, I think.

Whatever you decide, I can't recommend Gary Hart highly enough.

Since the OP is interested in astrophotography, here's one I took from The Grotto parking lot in Zion NP last summer.  Very little moon, ISO 800, 19mm, f/2.8, 20 sec.

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Reilly Diefenbach
Reilly Diefenbach Forum Pro • Posts: 10,068
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

Fantastic lens, nothing like it.

General Toner Regular Member • Posts: 253
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

First night shot with the 14-24 on D800 along with few landscapes. More 14-24 samples can be found on my flickr stream.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/generaltoner/

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Charles Bittinger Regular Member • Posts: 182
Re: D800 + Nikkor 14-24 2.8

You might want to try the astrophotography talk forum also.

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