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cope07
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p.1 #1 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


Hi everyone, I have been reading up on review of this lens and it seems to have to bad optical problems, namely focus shift and a curved plane of focus. What I was trying to get a handle on was whether these to traits were actually a problem in real life photography. I know that is a vague statement, so some qualifiers: I am using a D700, I am not printing 24x36'' or anything.
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Aug 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


No problems here on my d800,d700,d7000...


Aug 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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p.1 #3 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


I love mine, no issues that I can see...

D700 "Sandbox" shots with the Nikkor 28/1.8G

http://public.fotki.com/mackdaddy/nikon-d700-sandbox/nikkor-28mm-f18g/

Another thread chock full of shots from other users

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1119013



Aug 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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p.1 #4 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


Real life photography??


Aug 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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p.1 #5 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


No problems here, D800 and I print big! If you shoot brick walls and over flat subjects that curved focal plane will suck. If you shoot 3D objects and particularly large apertures like the lens was designed, it's awesome! I think it's one of those lenses that is awesome in the real world but doesn't test well on the brick walls and focus charts. If you need 28mm and a 1.8 aperture, it's amazing!


Aug 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #6 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


Nasim Mansurov has done a pretty thorough review (http://mansurovs.com/nikon-28mm-f1-8g-review#more-33476) on this lens

"bad optical problems" is definitely a term NOT used his review

His bottom line is if you want better, then it will cost you 3x the price of the 28 to buy a 24. Yes the 24 is better but dont dis the 28. You can work with and around its limitations.

Tim



Aug 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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p.1 #7 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


That's BS, man. No problems on my D800/D3/D700/D300s/D2Xs or D7K's.
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Aug 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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p.1 #8 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


This is what I wanted to hear, I used one for a bit and really loved its size (and price) compared to the 2.4G primes.


Aug 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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p.1 #9 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


No problems here either.


Aug 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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p.1 #10 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


The 28/1.8G is the sharpest wide angle of Nikon; the only sharper one is the Zeiss 25/2.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/03/d800-lens-selection




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p.1 #11 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


I think it's a fabulous lens, I'd recommend it to anyone.


Aug 12, 2012 at 05:56 AM
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p.1 #12 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


+1

in the field, it is a perfect semi wide compact lens. It has been among my most used lenses during my recent vacation.

Guy



Aug 13, 2012 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #13 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


photozone.de tested it and saw near-zero focus shift. The 35g on the other hand shows plenty, yet nobody complains about it.

(I own both, they are both great lenses)

Edited on Aug 13, 2012 at 09:21 PM · View previous versions



Aug 13, 2012 at 09:08 PM
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p.1 #14 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


i got no problems with my copy either


Aug 13, 2012 at 09:15 PM
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p.1 #15 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


Nikon filed a patent for 28 1.4G last year. Perhaps you need that.


Aug 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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p.1 #16 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


@mshi, I think I am staying away from the 1.4G primes for now, due to their price, size, and weight (they weigh as much as some of my zooms!). Whereas I can fit a D700 + 50G,28G,85G in a small bag.

For everyone else, I guess these are the kind of optical oddities I was talking about:
http://tashley1.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/the-28mm-f1-8g-nikkor-on-d800
But it seems that you will get everything in plane with your focus point in focus, you just might get some extra too, which is okay with me. And, well, some slight examination of focusing may be a good idea.

Anyway, just being a worry wart, don't mind me.



Aug 14, 2012 at 05:51 AM
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p.1 #17 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


cope07 wrote:
@mshi, I think I am staying away from the 1.4G primes for now, due to their price, size, and weight (they weigh as much as some of my zooms!). Whereas I can fit a D700 + 50G,28G,85G in a small bag.

For everyone else, I guess these are the kind of optical oddities I was talking about:
http://tashley1.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/the-28mm-f1-8g-nikkor-on-d800
But it seems that you will get everything in plane with your focus point in focus, you just might get some extra too, which is okay with me. And, well, some slight examination of focusing may be a good idea.

Anyway, just being a worry wart,
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Tim's review (linked above) is exceedingly thorough and excellent. But one thing makes me wonder about the copy he tested: when talking about some of the focus oddities he states "And if you turn it on its side, something rather marvellous happens." and some of those oddities disappear. It's been my experience in general (not on the 28 f/1.8 specifically, though) that a lens that behaves differently in landscape and portrait mode usually has a loose element inside that's shifting slightly with the change in orientation. It's possible his copy had an issue.



Aug 14, 2012 at 03:44 PM
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p.1 #18 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


The 28mm seems to be difficult to get here ..... like the D800 has been. They are back ordered from Nikon at most stores in Toronto.


Aug 14, 2012 at 04:39 PM
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p.1 #19 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


Mansurov, who originally reviewed the lens as "ok" Recently tested a second copy and it performs spectacular. It seems his first copy was off and hence the original review.



Aug 14, 2012 at 06:29 PM
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p.1 #20 · 28mm 1.8G's optical problems something to worry about


lxdesign wrote:
The 28mm seems to be difficult to get here ..... like the D800 has been. They are back ordered from Nikon at most stores in Toronto.


I just got one off the B&S board in Canada. Hopefully it is sharp as described



Aug 14, 2012 at 07:34 PM
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