wingster999

Joined on May 22, 2018

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  • I am curious how the Sigma stacks up against the Nikon. But I just got through rereading the Cameralabs review of the Nikon 28 1.4 and would say well done. I have some pics of sunstars through the ...
  • The 28 and 85 make for a killer combo and would be my choice.
  • I would say more than good, how about great. Maybe just snaps but worth the effort to be sure. One of the things I like about a really fast 28 is that for me at least it causes me to think more ...
  • I would agree. Of all the Nikon bodies I have tried to date, the D800 and d800E were the least tolerant of camera shake and focus errors. On the other hand, the D750 was the most tolerant. I like ...
  • You really should consider the 70-200 F4. I have owned the VRII, FL, Tamron G2 and the F4 and of all, the F4 had some of the best color, contrast and overall rendering for landscapes. See ...
  • Good to hear, I like the 85 1.4G but could not tolerate its lack of low light focus accuracy. Yes, I wound up with the 85 1.4D instead of the G because it focused better on a D810. Not been ...
  • Some updated info on Tamrons web site about this lens: http://www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/a043.html
  • OK , the expression "You learn" is usually meant in the first person meaning me not you. My point is that at some point one needs to gain some results that are meaningful. I have been on a quest ...
  • Replied in 28mm 2.8D
    I am not surprised. I find myself more an more liking the D lenses over the G for their rendering characteristics. The only real advantage of the latest E lenses is sharper, faster apertures if ...
  • I wrestled with this question quite a bit. For the money, the 28 1.8G is a fine choice. For me, I see 2.8 zooms as a series of compromises and the 2.8 aperture in many cases is just not fast ...
  • Running trials on the 28 now and what a lens. Easily the sharpest 1.4 of any Nikon right now for F mount. The performance at 1.4 to 1.6 is amazing. Tuned to -7 on a D810 and there may be just a ...
  • So I wanted to update this with another example. But first I have to acknowledge that I discovered I could not go without a 70-200 after all and picked up another copy of the Tamron, although this ...
  • This lens is a Nikon classic without a doubt. I sold mine for a 105 1.4 but I am considering picking one back up again for indoor shots when the 105 might be too tight. Was really impressed with ...
  • Which 70-200? When I had a copy of the 70-200 FL I also had briefly a 85 1.8g and the FL blew away the 85 at 2.8, proving to me that the 85 1.8G is sort of over rated for sharpness. Imagine that, ...
  • Stellar.
  • Thanks for weighing in. When I talked about curvature I was referring to the calibration numbers on the USB dock having a pattern that goes like this +4, + 8, + 12, +5, or 4, 0, 5, 10 instead of ...
  • I would not swear by this but I believe its through the end of May according to another poster on this forum. Great deal on that lens. Get it, you wont be disappointed.
  • Very interesting post. I have never been impressed with the autofocus results of either the 85 1.4 or the 1.8 on a D600/750/810 but am not surprised the 85 1.4 works well on a mirrorless, I went ...
  • Well my copy of a 28 1.8 had focus shifting above 4.0 and truthfully it was not that sharp in my case. The 24-70 would have been better I thought. I have seen a lot of copy variation in third ...
  • Update 2: The focus consistency is holding up and the fine tune is between +5 and +10. This lens seems to have better contrast and color than the last copy which is sort of hard to believe but I ...
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