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p.1 #1 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


Hey guys,

I'm considering a 28 1.4D to replace my 24 1.4G. I love the lens, but sometimes I do feel it might be a bit too wide for my liking, and 35mm isn't wide enough IMO, so I feel like the 28 would feel just right. Just curious if anybody's shot with both and has a preference either way. I primarily shoot concerts and weddings with a D4 and D7000 as a 2nd camera with an all prime set up (24 1.4, 50 1.8, 85 1.4, 16mm fisheye)

Thanks for the suggestions!

Mike



Aug 01, 2012 at 02:50 AM
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p.1 #2 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


How about the new 28g 1.8 instead?


Aug 01, 2012 at 03:34 AM
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p.1 #3 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


Yes I prefer my 28 1.4D to my 24 1.4G, which I sold. I use my 28 for all my events as my main lens that sticks to my first body. The 1.4D blows the 1.8G out of the water when it comes to bokeh heaven and when you get a sharp copy its is awesome. I had the 28 1.8G and didn't prefer it over the 1.4D, IMO the 1.4D rocks




  NIKON D700    28mm    f/1.8    1/400s    200 ISO    +0.3 EV  






  NIKON D4    28mm    f/1.8    1/3200s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D700    28mm    f/2.5    1/640s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D3S    28mm    f/1.4    1/1000s    200 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Aug 01, 2012 at 03:58 AM
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p.1 #4 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


I've had both and prefer the focus accuracy and the rendering of the 24 1.4
Nice shots Jojomon



Aug 01, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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p.1 #5 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


I have the 24 1.4 right now and purchased a 28 1.4 yesterday. I'll shoot them side by side for a bit and see which I like better.

That 4mm difference shouldn't be overlooked though - each lens is giving a rather unique FOV. I think the 28 might be suited for my needs, but I'll find out when it gets here tomorrow



Aug 01, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #6 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


mnakhla wrote:
I have the 24 1.4 right now and purchased a 28 1.4 yesterday. I'll shoot them side by side for a bit and see which I like better.

That 4mm difference shouldn't be overlooked though - each lens is giving a rather unique FOV. I think the 28 might be suited for my needs, but I'll find out when it gets here tomorrow


Hope you get a verifiable sharp copy when used open



Aug 02, 2012 at 03:14 AM
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p.1 #7 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


I have a 28 f/1.4 d and the new 24 f/1.4 af-s. The first 24mm one I got was a complete dud, the second one works great. The 28mm is in need of a new MF/AF clutching ring, but seems ok otherwise.

The main differences to me are-

The 24mm is a huge monster compared to the old 28mm. You get more of those good natured but obnoxious comments of "nice camera!" from random people with it. People really froth over the 4x5 Crown Graphic though. Stock up on the last of the Fuji 3200 speed black and white pack file while you can, as they just dropped it as japan is too radiactive to manufacture high speed film anymore. Anyways.

I sort of prefer the MF feel of the 24mm af-s over the old af-d one too, which is unusual. The larger diameter focus ring makes manual focus for video nonsense easier as well.

Sharpness? I think the 24 wins again. The 28 seems to have a sudden drop in sharpness at the far corners, where the 24 doesn't.

So for me, the 24mm af-s wins, and it gets more use. The 28mm still wins for AF speed, but thats just more irritating than a real show stopper.




Aug 02, 2012 at 05:17 AM
 

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p.1 #8 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


mnakhla wrote:
I have the 24 1.4 right now and purchased a 28 1.4 yesterday. I'll shoot them side by side for a bit and see which I like better.

That 4mm difference shouldn't be overlooked though - each lens is giving a rather unique FOV. I think the 28 might be suited for my needs, but I'll find out when it gets here tomorrow


Why not just use the 24mm 1.4 along with the D4s 1.2x crop mode? That way you have the sharper, accurate, quieter af of the 24, the nano coating and all the other benefits of the newer glass. 24mm and 28mm all in one!



Aug 02, 2012 at 06:22 AM
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p.1 #9 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


I prefer the 28 1.8G to them all!


Aug 02, 2012 at 08:13 PM
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p.1 #10 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


I think I'm sticking to the 24 for now - I cancelled my purchase for the 28mm for the time being to free up some funds. Thanks for everybody's suggestions regardless!


Aug 02, 2012 at 09:17 PM
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p.1 #11 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


Gregory (NikkorAIS) did a side by side comparo of these lenses at the Cafe. The shots were posted and I personally picked the 24 1.4 each and every time. It was sharper, crisper, and the colors are more 'defined'.


Aug 02, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #12 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


Hi,
beware, the differences are much more than the FOV.
The 28 has definitely a different rendering: the mint copy I tried had much, much less than microcontrast wide open than the 24, and was not terribly sharp at 1.4.
Its rendering was beautiful, and delicate (again, the lack of microcontrast), with a smooth bokeh.
But, like the 28-70, it suffered from rather heavy CA wide open and at F2.
The new lenses are really a step up in pure optical terms. In any case, I regret not buying it: it is a very rare lens...

Lory



Aug 03, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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p.1 #13 · Nikon 24 1.4G vs 28 1.4D


ilnonno wrote:
Hi,
beware, the differences are much more than the FOV.
The 28 has definitely a different rendering: the mint copy I tried had much, much less than microcontrast wide open than the 24, and was not terribly sharp at 1.4.
Its rendering was beautiful, and delicate (again, the lack of microcontrast), with a smooth bokeh.
But, like the 28-70, it suffered from rather heavy CA wide open and at F2.
The new lenses are really a step up in pure optical terms. In any case, I regret not buying it: it is a very rare lens...

Lory


+1



Aug 06, 2012 at 03:49 PM





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