Anyone own a Nikon 18mm f/2.8

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by rnyc1, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. rnyc1

    rnyc1

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    Mar 27, 2006
    New York
    I was just wondering if anyone owns this lens?

    If anyone has any examples taken with the Nikon 18mm f/2.8 - I'd love to see them.

    Thanks.
     
  2. I have been thinking of that one Robert, or - more realistically for me - the f/3.5 version (Ai-S). Should look great from your balcony...
     
  3. rnyc1

    rnyc1

    84
    Mar 27, 2006
    New York

    I'm a little hesitant to pull the trigger on this one b/c of the mixed reviews. But am very curious.....
     
  4. AndyE

    AndyE

    871
    May 2, 2005
    Vienna, Austria
    Robert,
    I have both the AF 18/2.8D and the AiS 18mm/3.5.
    I am currently in Boston, can't access pictures with the Af 18mm on my home computer (turned off), but I do have one with the AiS 18mm/3.5

    regards,
    Andy

    Here is the high resolution version
    large.
     
  5. I was thinking about this lens too.
    My feeling -from reading reviews only- is that it is not as good as the 17-35 or the 17-50 at the 18 setting, mainly because of the older design.
    Also it is not any faster than the zooms, and it is quite big and expensive too.
    I would like to hear from users that have actually used the lens though.
     
  6. mingaun

    mingaun

    163
    Jun 13, 2006
    Malaysia
    Wow. Thats a great shot! Loved it. Good looking GS.
     
  7. I bought the AF 18mm lens several years ago. I was extremely disappointed with its results and sold it right away. It had just about every problem you can think a lens can have. Any of the zooms (with maybe the exception of the 18-35mm) can do better at the 18mm focal length.

    Here is what Bjørn has to say about the lens.

    http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_wide.html

    Best regards,

    Paul
     
  8. I'll 2nd that! It almost looked as it is alive!
     
  9. rnyc1

    rnyc1

    84
    Mar 27, 2006
    New York
    Andy - that is a great shot. Wonderful composition.
     
  10. Erik Gunst Lund

    Erik Gunst Lund

    65
    Jan 27, 2006
    I have the 18mm AFD f/2.8.
    My sample is very good, about the same quality as the 20mm f/2.8, 20-35mm f/2.8 and 17-35mm AFS f/2.8.
    Build quality is outstanding, i think it is a very nice wide, 'small lens' for DSLR and very wide for a SLR.
    The 18mm is much smaller/lighter than the 14mm f/2.8 and it has threads for Pol filter etc.
    Highly recommended !
     
  11. AndyE

    AndyE

    871
    May 2, 2005
    Vienna, Austria
    Robert, Airbiscuit and Mingaun,

    thank you for the kind words. my shepard is probably the most patient model I have access to. Just tell him where you need him and what to do and he will deliver :smile:

    Andy

    That's another one of him, albeit with the 200mm/2 VR. (High Resolution)
    large.
     
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