paulski66

paulski66

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paulski66: This has been one of my favorite Nikkors since it first came out. In fact, within weeks of buying my copy, I sold my 18-35 AF-S; as much as I liked the zoom, it simply couldn't compete with the speed, brilliant colors, and beautiful oof rendering of the 20mm f/1.8g.

Personally, I don't think this lens gets the credit or attention it deserves.

My 20mm is very sharp, not "fairly" sharp.

Obviously, you need to try focusing it via live view and see if the issue is an AF issue or, say, a decentered element or something.

As for what to do with it, if you're in the U.S. and bought it new the 5 year warranty should still be in effect.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
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paulski66: This has been one of my favorite Nikkors since it first came out. In fact, within weeks of buying my copy, I sold my 18-35 AF-S; as much as I liked the zoom, it simply couldn't compete with the speed, brilliant colors, and beautiful oof rendering of the 20mm f/1.8g.

Personally, I don't think this lens gets the credit or attention it deserves.

Khizer: I've never had any issues with focus with my copy. I'm using mine one a d750 (primarily).

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
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Juzam: Although I understand this is more of a differently packaged review, this kind of bagging for a free lens feels weird and inappropiate to me.

You must be fun at parties...

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 23:12 UTC

This has been one of my favorite Nikkors since it first came out. In fact, within weeks of buying my copy, I sold my 18-35 AF-S; as much as I liked the zoom, it simply couldn't compete with the speed, brilliant colors, and beautiful oof rendering of the 20mm f/1.8g.

Personally, I don't think this lens gets the credit or attention it deserves.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 23:10 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies

I imagine the mirrorless crowd isn't too happy with this choice.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 00:25 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

Makes perfect sense to me...

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 231st comment
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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endofoto: APC-C format cameras got much better than converters for full frames. This baby is the best for birding but not for sports in a stadium with dim light. However it is too expensive bec of lack of competition in this area. I wonder how many people are shooting birds or bears for earning their lives? Nikon D7200 has slightly better sensor, much cheaper and lighter. I think Nikon is trying to create a new consumer class by using the power of media and advertisement.

Lack of competition? Nikon itself offers a number of cameras with differing capabilities at a significantly lower price (including the d7200 that you mention). There seems to be plenty of competition, and the pricing of this camera seems justified by its overall, well-rounded capabilities.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 22:34 UTC

Looks like a very sweet lens. Wish there were a Nikon equivalent.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Nikon had a great start of the year, with their D5 and D500. Then their DLs never shipped, they didn't do anything in the mirrorless sector, and they released those lame KeyMission action cameras.

Where? I see plenty of Olympus fanboys whining about how their camera wasn't chosen (despite the fact that this is not an objective, "scientific" selection but an individual's personal favorite camera of the year).

I see a poster inaccurately assessing Nikon's performance this year in a post about a specific camera (not, it might be noted, a post evaluating Nikon's overall performance this year).

Don't really see any Nikon fanboys, though.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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CheddarMonkey: Tempting camera indeed. But what lenses should one get? One could use FF lenses for wildlife, but there don't seem to be great DX lenses for wide/everyday focal lengths (where ff lenses would be at a disadvantage). Anyone else struggling with this?

The Sigma 18-35 f/1,8 ART is worth owning an APS-C camera for.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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princecody: Other than better dynamic range & a tad better focus system @Barney how could you pick this over the Olympus EM1 MII? 🤔

You mean, other than the fact that the Nikon is the better camera?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Nikon had a great start of the year, with their D5 and D500. Then their DLs never shipped, they didn't do anything in the mirrorless sector, and they released those lame KeyMission action cameras.

Thanks for the expert analysis, Negative Nancy...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
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probert500: ILC means mirrorless - what's up with this list?

ILC means Interchangeable Lens Camera, of which mirrorless cameras are a small and inferior subset.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 00:45 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (238 comments in total)
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ZJ24: Interesting, after the initial excitement with the 50 and 35 F1.4s, the Art line seems to be slipping - still high quality and good value, but not quite as hoped for.

The 18-35 f/1.8 is the best crop-sensor I have ever used. Not even close.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
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maxnimo: This sort of reminds me of those people that buy a $600 bathroom faucet that's less functional and less reliable than a $49 one.

Or people who buy Leica digital cameras...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 03:57 UTC

Meat is murder. So is leather...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:26 UTC as 26th comment | 7 replies
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davev8: electromagnetic diaphragm............so nikon catch up with my 25 year old Magic drainpipe the Canon 80-200F2.8L

Sure, and sometime within the next 5-6 years Canon may pump out a sensor to compete with that in the d5, d810, d750, d500...but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
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evogt500: The Angry Photographer isn't going to be happy...

^ Exactly. I bet he already has a "review" up bashing this new lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
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Georgeee: ISO4000 one is very noisey. A7rII?

I agree. Even the ISO 3200 ones appear very noisy. I know little about Sony and their current offerings (is this an APS-C camera? top-of-the-line full frame?) but I find the noise in these to be simply awful.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
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Cameracist: "but in the real-world, it offers impressive image quality that will put any smartphone camera to shame"
...WOW, for real?!

Dude with screen name of Camera-racist isn't open minded...WOW, for real?!?

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
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