Nyarlathotep

Lives in United States San Francisco, United States
Works as a Property Manager
Joined on May 28, 2009
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  • The 11-16 works okay at 16mm on FX, Maybe 14mm in 1.2 crop mode. Wider than that and it starts to hard vignette. The center and mid frame looks good, but the edges and corners tend to have a fair ...
  • The rokinon lenses tend to be well corrected for coma, which is nice for astro work. If you want a really wide field, the 14mm f/2.8 is nice. I actually use the fisheye 12mm f/2.8 and it works ...
  • Additionally, the Tammy is f/2.8, which isn't generally necessary for RE/Arch photography, it is quite nice when pressed into other duties. Also, while not huge, the difference between 15 and 16 is ...
  • The 16-35 is not a bad choice for Real Estate / Architecture photos. The downside is the distortion is pretty hefty at the widest setting, but the distortion is relatively simple, easier to ...
  • My 67mm B+W MRC CPL and my 77mm B+W KSM HTC CPL both get stuck from time to time. Just a nature of the beast. Standard filter threads just aren't a great design, a legacy to the past. But both CPLs ...
  • +1 on the B+W MRC CP. I have a 67mm one and it has served me well. the past few years with no issues.
  • I agree, a 50mm or 35mm on FX. Alternatively, 35mm, 28mm or 24mm on DX. My preference tends to lean towards the 35mm equivalent.
  • Try Bjørn Rørslett's site: http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_surv.html While the site hasn't been updated in quite a while, he has quite a bit of older lenses subjectively reviewed, including a ...
  • I think anotherMike is saying the lower pixel density on the D300 really doesn't need the higher resolution capabilities of the 18-35; thus, why carry around the extra weight and limited zoom ...
  • I have had this problem on my 50 f/1.8. I eventually figured out it was from putting the lens cap while not watching carefully. It is possible to grab the plastic vanity ring with the lens cap's, ...
  • Looks nice, when I regularly used my 16-85, it was always a good standby lens, but the corners were never great and that was a challenge with Architecture photos. It's great to see Nikon went a ...
  • Replied in Lens for d500
    The Sigma 50-100 certainly is intriguing, represents a good portrait/short tele range that would be nice on DX I think. I would like to give that lens a whirl, just to see how it performs.
  • Replied in Lens for d500
    I don't think that it is so much that the optics on the lens don't produce nice images, because the 17-55 certainly has and will continue to do so on higher density sensors, my reservations with ...
  • BTW, the 200-500 is excellent, and I often love it as much as it dislike it. It has great IQ, it's affordable reach for an amature  , but it is big as in BIG. I won't take the beast out around ...
  • Replied in Lens for d500
    I have seen a lot this negative rhetoric on some of the review sites and I don't think it is a fair assessment. It is fair to pick on the price, yes it is a bit too high in my mind too, but I ...
  • Replied in Lens for d500
    17-55 is a good lens, but it is heavy and a design from the days of lower res sensors. The Sigma 17-70 or Nikon 16-80 have better optical qualities, but are slower at the long end, variable ...
  • I can empathize with that. I have had instances of regret of bringing too much on my hiking/backpacking trips, hauling too much gear. I always have these internal conversations before each trip of ...
  • Of course forgot to mention, the 16-80 is much better in the corners and edge, so it may be a good enough substitute. Note the Tokina will have less light falloff and less distortion than the ...
  • I haven't used the 16-80, but I did have the 16-85 and the 11-16 at the same time. The 11-16 was the preferred lens of the two @ 16mm. The Tokina had better edge and corner resolution, while the ...
  • Replied in It's all DX
    For DX Wide angle zooms, that is right on the borderline of not quite enough for a new copy. The Tokina 11-20 f/2.8 & 12-28 f/4.0 and the Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 (active rebate right now) are all about ...
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