Nikon 28mm 1.4 D

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Pol, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Pol

    Pol

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    Aug 5, 2005
    Belgium
    Hi all,

    Looking for a fast one on the wider side. The one who I am interested in especially is the Nikon 28mm 1.4 D. To use for inside work and of course outside in our mostly covered country. There are probably good alternatives in 3rd Party. But as a Nikon fanatic ...
    Does anybody could help me to take a decision ? Where to find some examples(pics).

    Pol.
     
  2. Do you mean lenses or pics?
     
  3. Hi Pol. I'm not sure this is what you are looking for but I recently got a 35mm f/1.4 (on Ebay) for $US 320. It's not auto focus, but the focus indicator in the viewfinder lights up when you get it in focus. Perhaps it'll do until you find that VERY expensive 28mm f/1.4 puppy.

    Rich
     
  4. Pol

    Pol

    8
    Aug 5, 2005
    Belgium
    Sorry Harry, pics of course.

    Pol.
     
  5. Having both of them, I have to say that at f/1.4 the 28mm (although also slighty soft) is markedly sharper than the 35mm, but from f/2.8 to about f/8 they are both incredibly sharp lenses. And, I love the build of the 35/1.4.

    For ambient light shots I prefer the 28/1.4 because it's so well balanced on my D1X that shooting 1/10s handheld is not utopic (unless I drank too much strong coffee).
    Example (1/10s at f/2.5):
    original.
    Cheers
     

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  6. Guessed so!
    Here are more
    http://www.pbase.com/rovebeetle/vienna

    If Ron Reznick would chime in here you might see what it looks like if you master the lens.
    Cheers
     
  7. Pol

    Pol

    8
    Aug 5, 2005
    Belgium
    Hi Rich,

    In fact, the 35mm seems a little bit wide for me on DSLR. 7 mm is not a little, especially for indoor use where some feetwork isn't always possible.
    But thanks anyway Rich.

    Pol.
     
  8. Pol

    Pol

    8
    Aug 5, 2005
    Belgium
    Hi Harry,

    Seems good. Must be super balanced with that speed, handheld. Hopefully as good on a D70. Thanks

    Pol.
     
  9. JB

    JB

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    May 27, 2005
    Washington, DC
  10. Pol

    Pol

    8
    Aug 5, 2005
    Belgium
    Re: Some examples

    Thanks JB. Think I'm convinced.

    Pol.
     
  11. Pol

    Pol

    8
    Aug 5, 2005
    Belgium
    Hi there,

    Today, found that wonderful 28mm 1.4 BABY for a reasonable price. In top condition, as new.
    Very good balanced even on the D70. SHARP ! And sure 1/10 sec is not a problem.
    AF a bit slow and noisy but still very acceptable.

    Pol.
     
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