Showcase Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED AF-S

Discussion in 'Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by MMPG1, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
  2. jkib

    jkib

    18
    Mar 12, 2009
    Spokane, WA
    Thanks for sharing. They look quite sharp, even at the edges.
    What aperture did you use for the first two?
     
  3. Thank you for sharing these, Markus! I like #2..
    Looks like a fine lens and very sharp at infinity.

    If I may ask a question.... how far does the front barrel/element protrude when zooming in and out? Does the narrow zoom ring bother you at all?

    thanks
     
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  4. InTheMist

    InTheMist

    Aug 18, 2012
    Switzerland
    Thanks very much for the test shots. I'm very interested in this lens.
     
  5. CAJames

    CAJames

    Sep 6, 2006
    Lompoc, CA
    Looks good! Thanks for posting.
     
  6. Ripolini

    Ripolini

    Jan 19, 2006
    Rome, Italy
    Hi Markus,
    thanks for sharing the pictures taken with your new AF-S 18-35.
    Could you please tell us more on its rendition on D800?
    Thanx.
     
  7. rvink

    rvink

    Mar 21, 2006
    New Zealand
    Nothing to complain about in the images above, they look very good. There does seem to be some "nervousness" in the unfocused background regions in the last image, but it's not distracting.
     
  8. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Hi jkib,

    you are welcome! I have used f/ 8 for all the pictures. This is the sweet spot of the lens for getting sharp corners and keeping the contrast.

    Best,
     
  9. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Hi Tim,

    thank you for the kind feedback! I will be posting more pictures soon.

    Best wishes from Germany,
     
  10. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Thank you, James! Yes it does :smile:.

    Best,
     
  11. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Hi Riccardo,

    always a pleasure :biggrin:.
    I like the color rendition quite a lot. I reminds me of the Nikon AF-S 24 f/ 1.4 G. I won`t be having problems when combining pictures taken with these two lenses and my Zeiss ZF 28, 35 and 100 primes (with slight pp). To be honest, I prefer the new 18-35 over the Zeiss ZF 18 any time due to field illumination/ color aberrations on the edges of the frame. Keeping the different prices of these lenses in mind, that is quite convincing :smile:.

    Best,
     
  12. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Thank you, rvink!

    Keeping in mind the picture was taken at a focal length of 18 mm, the background doesn`t seem to be too distracting. I will be posting another "background picture", this time with a focal length of 35 mm, soon.

    Best,
     
  13. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    New pictures ...

    Here are two more pictures with the new 18-35 mm.


    18 mm, f/ 8:


    8550830551_d03b61a527_b.jpg
    Meilinger-Regensburg-4-2 von Fineart537 auf Flickr


    No distortion correction was applied. I think this is quite good for a reasonably priced wideangle zoom lens.


    35 mm, f/ 4.5 ("bokeh"):


    8551932302_f8f0018917_b.jpg
    Meilinger-Regensburg-5-2 von Fineart537 auf Flickr


    The crop of the picture was slightly magnified (by 25%) so that you can see it better.


    I hope this is useful to some of you :smile:. Enjoy!

    Best,
     
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  14. Hi Markus - I hope I'm not on your ignore list :tongue:
    I'd still want to know how far the front element extends when zooming in/out.

    thanks
     
  15. meoowww

    meoowww

    10
    Mar 9, 2013
    Long Beach, CA
    +1
     
  16. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany

    Hi Joseph,

    oh no, you are sbsolutely not :smile:! I do apologize for the delay, but I wanted to check the lens at home again before writing an answer.
    The front element does not extend at all when zooming. It is true that the zoom ring is quite narrow, but so far I did not have any problems. Well, my fingers are not the largest ones :smile:.
    And as you supposed, this lens is sharp at infinity. I am getting sharper results than I ever did with the Zeiss ZF 18 at infinity.

    I hope that helps a bit!

    Best,
     
  17. Thanks Markus! I think I want this lens :smile:
     
  18. Ripolini

    Ripolini

    Jan 19, 2006
    Rome, Italy
    Uhmmmmm .... :Confused:
    I would like to see raw files taken with the two lenses under identical conditions ...:wink:
     
  19. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Hi Riccardo,

    unfortunately I can`t provide you the pictures as I have sold the Zeiss ZF 18. Having the 28/ 35/ 100, I am a big Zeiss fan, but not so with the 18 mm lens. Maybe I had a bad sample, but I had problems with infinity pictures with it on a regular basis. With this new cheap lens I do not. That is enough practical reason for me :biggrin:.

    Best,
     
  20. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    You are welcome, Joseph!

    Best,