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James Markus wrote:
I concentrated on a peak performance f-stop comparison. There is no sharpening, distortion correction, chromatic aberration removal, or any adjustments...just SOC. In general, the 28 has stronger contrast at every f-stop, and is sharper...particularly at wider f-stops. From f2.8 to f4 the 28mm ais has it's greatest advantage over the 24mm ais...at f5.6 to f11 it is pretty much a tie. I know I can bring peak performance to the wider apertures by correcting for the aforementioned items that I did not do for this comparison.
Many years ago I use to have a 24mm ais - that I shot real estate on film with...using Nikon F3HP's. It was very beat up. This one has some coating issues, and it needs a good clean and lub, but the image quality is as good as I remember. I have another lens I am interested in checking out, but no experience with...and that is the 35mm f2.0 ai...I have one on the way. I have been using it's AF cousin often in the studio, and though it is a different optical formula - it is a very good performer. I think I remember someone on here took some really sharp images at circular quay in Sydney - at night (not Ben...if I remember right) and I was surprised at the lack of coma distortion. I'm hoping the one I found performs the same.
The one thing I loved and miss about the Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AIS, is its close focus abilities!
Wow Americo, that's a really great sample of that lenses ability and beautifully taken. Well shot!