Upload & Sell: Off
Georg, very nicely done test, even if its not on a tripod.
That is very interesting, so even though mechanically the D7000 (and I presume this is going to be true for any DX camera) is fine with the 28 PC, but effectively if the shifted image is so weak, that answers Scott's question.
The difference is huge on a D7000, and I have never seen that phenomenon of the frame looking so blurry in the viewfinder. My only complaint on the D800 about the quality of the 28PC image upon shifting is that the extreme edge (at least the top one) is very soft, and if the subject is not in the same plane, the edge also has weird distortion. If one can frame the image such that the upper edge is not relevant, the results are great and the lens can be fun to use.
A quick and dirty done check of the PC-Nikkor 28/3.5 on a D7000. I prefer to use FX-bodies for the use of MF-Nikkors, so this was a very first meeting of the D7k and the PC28 ;-)
No mechanical problems to report, I can use full shift in every direction with the D7000. The 28PC has click-stops every 30 degrees, so it's possible to move/rotate the lens in a diagonal direction too.
At about half shift the D7000's finder gets blurry and it's completely blurred at full shift. Using Live-View is the way to go, maybe with a tablet-PC or laptop hooked...Show more →