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Kodak DCS Pro 14n

14n
Review Date: Aug 7, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Talking for the Slr/n: still love it, amazingly sharp raw files, great dynamic range, still a valuable tool with the right glasses for landscape and portrait photography, FF.
Cons:
Slow, bad battery autonomy, bulky camera...usable up to 400iso over is better to set 6mp raw and use Noise Ninja...if you really need it.

For many years the only way to use fine Nikkor and third party fast primes on a FF DSLR sensor, with plenty of resolution.

 
Nikon D2Hs

D2H
Review Date: Aug 7, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: One of the best sensor ever released, weak AA filter for razor sharp files (nice jpg - amazing raw files). Super fast autofocus, great colours, light NEF files for fast post production work but still great (with good primes) to print stunning A3+ even with just 4mp...believe it or not!
Cons:



 
Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

1931NCP_180
Review Date: Aug 7, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Compact, sharp even on FF, if you don't need f1.4 better than the much more expensive nikkor f.4, less CA.
Cons:
could have ultrasonic motor and better construction.

for those still loving primes ...

 
Nikon 20mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor

1913NAS_180
Review Date: Aug 7, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Sharper (at least my copy) than majority of zooms at 20mm f2.8, better at f4 (on FF), light, cheap on used market.
Cons:
Construction could be better, not all copies are fine at borders wide open.

For those still loving primes (light weight, compact size, sharpness)

 
Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor

1940NAS_180
Review Date: Aug 7, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp from center to corners wide open even on FF. Solid built while still a compact tele, great even with pro 1,4x converters.
Cons:
None!

For those still loving primes...

 
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8

ef24mmf_28_1_
Review Date: Jan 9, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Very sharp, 2.8 aperture usable, small and lightweight, excellent resolution even at borders. Nice mid wide angle prime on Canon 1.3 crop series.
Cons:
Flare (you must have to use the lens shade), vignetting, noisy focusing.

Forget the fast USM autofocus, but who cares on a wideangle prime? The problem is much more on the noisy motor.
Use the lense hood and try to control flare, vignetting is gone at f4. I'd like to see a wider manual focus ring on it.
All the people with a Canon 1.3 crop camera should give this lens a try. I'm very happy with it, this is a very sharp lens and with better resolution at corners at all aperture respect to the much more expensive 24 1.4L (I tried 2 copies).
For the price is a bargain!