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  • Nikon AF DX Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Fisheye
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  • Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Lens Review
    not even incorporate an AF motor should not be counted against this particular lens Furthermore since at 14mm the depth of field of the lens is so extreme it would likely mask most focusing errors You might even decide to manual focus the lens or even preset it to avoid re focusing Overall image quality was somewhat mixed The lens showed good performance in the center on both APS C as well as FF cameras Images remained crisp with well defined edge transitions However border quality seemed to suffer with most noticeable degradation at wider apertures The softness around borders seemed to be pretty consistent on both full frame as well as cropped bodies which is somewhat surprising and disappointing since one should expect somewhat better performance on a cropped body that does not utilize the full imaging circle of the lens Vignetting f 2 8 full frame vs 1 6x crop 14mm The lens showed pretty heavy amount of vignetting on a full frame body which persisted from f 2 8 all the way to f 5 6 Vignetting finally got under control around f 8 which is a little bit too late Vignetting actually persisted also on an APS C camera as well albeit at somewhat smaller degree by f 5 6 vignetting pretty much disappears As expected from such a wide lens Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f 2 8D ED fell prone to flare in situations with bright light sources located directly within or near the picture frame The flare generally reduced contrast across the frame but unfortunately the lens also showed very pronounced degree of aperture ghosting which persisted throughout the tested aperture range yes and even at f 2 8 as can be seen from the image below Guess the built in lens hood does not really help reduce flare that much ISO 200 1 1000 f 2 8 14mm Nikon D3 Color rendition was pretty good in general with accurate color reproduction throughout the aperture range At smaller apertures the lens produced images with well saturated colors but at f 2 8 images looked a little bit less contrasty primarily due to the somewhat lower resolving power of the lens itself rather then some inherent flaw The lens showed some color fringing around borders pretty much throughout the aperture range and minor degree of axial chromatic aberration halation predominantly at wider apertures Like any other 14mm prime the lens also showed pretty heavy degree of distortion particularly noticeable in the frame corners ISO 200 1 5000 f 2 8 14mm 100 crop Title Title Title Title Title Title Title View the embedded image gallery online at http slrlensreview com web reviews nikon nikon wide angle 92 nikon af nikkor 14mm f28d ed lens review sigProGalleria42369b5649 Lab Tests Please note that MTF50 results for APS C and Full Frame cameras as well as cameras from different manufacturers are not cross comparable despite the same normalized 0 1 range used to report results for all types

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  • Nikon AF Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Fisheye
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  • Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D Lens Review
    mode along with fully manual operation through dedicated aperture and focus rings This makes the lens a good candidate for adaptation the 20mm camp is pretty scarce so a lens that can be relatively easily adapted to most modern cameras is quite welcome Naturally one should be comfortable handling a manual lens in the first place since any adapted lens will loose its auto focusing capabilities An adapted Nikkor AF D lens will also loose some of its more interesting advanced functionality such as 3D Matrix Metering All AF D lenses have a chip embedded in the lens body which transfers information about the distance to subject to the camera to enable more accurate matrix metering Compared to the modern ultra sonic motors the AF system of the lens is pretty noisy This is partly obviously due to the mechanical prong coupling between the camera body and the lens itself focusing starts with a loud click then then equally loud wroom and another click which means the AF locked on the target The speed of the AF was reasonably fast but that s primarily due to the relatively short distance the ring has to travel the ring rotates about 90 degrees when going from the infinity to the minimum focusing distance Not much room for precise focusing but again this is a wide angle so precise focusing might not be as necessary the depth of field is pretty vast and is likely going to mask minor errors in focusing The lens showcased rather mixed results in the field Center image quality was pretty decent even excellent once the lens is stopped down a little bit f 4 f 5 6 However border image quality suffered quite noticeably on both APS C as well as full frame cameras Border performance at f 2 8 was quite dismal with corners remaining quite smudged f 4 did not seem to be any different and only around f 5 6 the lens started to deliver more or less acceptable results across the entire frame Vignetting f 2 8 full frame vs 1 6x crop 20mm Like most ultra wide angles Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f 2 8D produced vignetting on both FF as well as APS C cameras The amount of vignetting is moderate even with wide open aperture on a full frame body which is a little bit surprising The amount is further reduced with stopped down aperture and by f 5 6 it becomes practically non existent on both FF and APS C bodies If you are using a Nikon D3 or any other camera with built in vignetting control the light falloff is going to be even less of a problem just select one of the available vignetting control modes like moderate when shooting with wide apertures and the camera will take care of the rest The lens fell prone to pretty nasty flare and aperture ghosting both of which can be seen in the image below In this particular case the sun was hitting the lens under 80 degrees from the left top side and produced large amounts of flare throughout the aperture range Aperture ghosting which can also be seen in the frame persisted pretty much from f 4 through f 22 Beware of both and try using lens shade to reduce the amount of stray light hitting the lens elements ISO 400 1 60 f 11 20mm Nikon D3 Color reproduction was quite decent with images showing good amount of contrast especially with smaller apertures However the lens fell prone to some color fringing which was particularly noticeable around borders The lens also showed minor degree of axial CA halation predominantly at wider apertures Like most wide angles AF Nikkor 20mm f 2 8D also exhibited pronounced distortion which is not that surprising for a 20mm that is Title Title Title Title Title Title Title View the embedded image gallery online at http slrlensreview com web reviews nikon nikon wide angle 95 nikon af nikkor 20mm f28d lens review sigProGalleriaf84481f4fd Lab Tests Please note that MTF50 results for APS C and Full Frame cameras as well as cameras from different manufacturers are not cross comparable despite the same normalized 0 1 range used to report results for all types of cameras Nikon APS C Coming soon Nikon FF Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f 2 8D showed mixed performance in the lab when used on a native F mount full frame Nikon D3 Center performance was quite good in general with already solid image quality at f 2 8 and even slightly improving with stopped down aperture Unfortunately border qualitysuffered quite noticeably especially with wider apertures At f 2 8 and f 4 border quality was mediocre at best Even f 5 6 did not bring much improvement borders here were kind of average Quality finally reaches good levels around f 8 but this is a little bit too little and a little bit too late Conclusion Not what I d normally call a good performing lens based on the MTF results AF Nikkor 20mm f 2 8 would fall somewhere in the second tier group Still it is worth keeping in mind the fact that the wider the lens the harder it is to get good border performance out of it Normalized raw MTF50 20mm Chromatic aberration on a full frame type Nikon D3 was more or less under control CA in the center was quite low never exceeding 0 3px across the tested range while CA around borders averaged 0 9px in the f 2 8 f 5 6 range and dropped to 0 7px by f 11 Not that bad for a 20mm prime Chromatic Aberration FF 20mm Here are 100 crops taken with a full frame Nikon D3 comparing images at f 2 8 and f 8 Image borders 20mm 100 crop f 2 8 vs f 8 Canon APS C The lens showed rather average performance on a cropped sensor Canon Digital Rebel XTi

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  • Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D Lens Review
    modern ultrasonic systems Those of you who prefer to focus manually can still do so using a dedicated focusing ring Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f 2D showed quite decent performance in the field The lens produced somewhat soft images when shot with wide open aperture a typical problem area for most moderately fast lenses However image quality improved quite noticeably with stopped down apertures f 2 8 delivered very good center resolution and by f 4 border image quality also became pretty satisfactory All in all the performance pattern is typical of a consumer grade lens there were really no major surprises not there were any major disappointments in that regard ISO 400 1 160 f 2 35mm Nikon D3 When shot with wide open apertures the lens produced pretty round out of focus highlights that carried harsh outlines around edges a typical characteristic in lenses with over correction for spherical aberration Contrast transitions in the background and foreground out of focus areas was pretty neutral not too harsh but not smoothly blending in either There was a slight hint of double edging around OOF objects Vignetting f 2 full frame vs 1 6x crop 35mm The lens showed pretty noticeable vignetting when shot on a full frame camera with wide open aperture The amount of vignetting is reduced slightly once the lens is stopped down to f 2 8 but does not really go away completely until f 5 6 Things are much better on an APS C body where the lens takes the full advantage of a cropped sensor vignetting here is pretty minimal at f 2 and pretty much goes away by f 4 Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f 2D showed pretty good for a wide angle lens handling of flare The shots below which were taken at f 2 and f 8 demonstrate the impact of a strong direct light source positioned directly within or near the picture frame In this tests the sun was positioned directly above the picture frame and hitting the lens at 60 degrees As can be seen the flare blows out the highlights and reduces the overall contrast of the image This is pretty typical for any lens yet there is no visible flare or ghosting which can be considered a pretty good sign Left ISO 200 1 2000 f 2 Right ISO 200 1 125 f 8 Nikon D3 The lens showed pretty good color reproduction with color palette remaining pretty neutral and images carrying sufficient amount of contrast throughout the aperture range The lens also managed to provide good resistance to color fringing there was no noticeable sign of lateral and axial color aberration ISO 200 1 6400 f 2 35mm 100 crop Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title View the embedded image gallery online at http slrlensreview com web reviews nikon nikon wide angle 98 nikon af nikkor 35mm f2d lens review tmpl component type raw sigProGalleria945af60cf2 Lab Tests Please note that MTF50

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  • Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AiS Lens Review
    the lens has a pretty short minimum focusing distance it is nevertheless is not designed for macro photography ISO 400 1 60 f 2 8 28mm Canon 5D When shot with wide open aperture the lens produced OOF highlights that were round and uniform with mostly neutrally lit edges I say mostly because here and there you d see harshly defined edges as well Contrast transitions in near and far OOF areas were a little bit on the sharper end but not as bad as with some other wide angles There was no sign of double edging around foreground and background objects Vignetting f 2 8 full frame vs 1 6x crop 28mm The lens showed moderate level of vignetting on a full frame body at f 2 8 This is quite typical for most wide angle lenses and as such is not really surprising Vignetting is reduced with stopped down aperture and in case of Nikon s Nikkor 28mm f 2 8 AiS it is pretty much gove by f 5 6 If you are using an APS C sized sensor then vignetting will be even less of a problem for you due to the reduced frame coverage of the cropped sensor At f 2 8 the lens shows very minimal vignetting which is basically gone once you stop down the lens to f 4 Color reproduction was quite good overall but the lens excelled with stopped down apertures f 5 6 f 11 contrast levels were higher here then with wider apertures resulting in images with deeper more saturated colors and richer textures Unfortunately the lens fell prone to color fringing primarily in the corners take a look at the cropped image below and notice pinkish strips around the back of the chair on right side The lens also showed minimal levels of flare with wide open aperture though this was not common and needed pretty harsh lightning conditions ISO 100 1 3200 f 2 8 28mm 100 crop Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title View the embedded image gallery online at http slrlensreview com web reviews nikon nikon wide angle 449 nikon nikkor 28mm f28 ais lens review sigProGalleria51f1d6456b Lab Tests Please note that MTF50 results for APS C and Full Frame cameras as well as cameras from different manufacturers are not cross comparable despite the same normalized 0 1 range used to report results for all types of cameras Nikon APS C Coming soon Nikon FF Coming soon Canon APS C Nikon Nikkor 28mm f 2 8 AiS produced surprisingly good results on a Canon APS C body Performance in the center was outstanding straight from f 2 8 and from f 4 through f 11 was simply exceptional rivaling performance of the best fixed focal lenses on the market Performance around borders was quite solid as well especially in the f 5 6 f 8 range where the overall quality peaked At f 2 8 border quality is not necessarily exceptional but

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  • Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2 AiS
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  • Nikon Nikkor-UD 20mm f/3.5 non Ai Lens Review
    Tests and Sample Images Lab Tests with APS C and FF cameras Recommendation and User Reviews Tweet Page 1 of 4 Introduction Nikon Nikkor UD 20mm f 3 5 was the first retrofocus type 20mm prime for Nikon s now ubiquitous F mount series of cameras The lens replaced the original Nikkor O 21mm f 4 rangefinder prime which users could still use on SLR cameras with mirror lockup somewhat of a hassle in its own right The lens was produced from 1967 throug 1974 and was eventually succeeded by a slightly slower but more compact 20mm prime The Nikkor UD 20mm f 3 5 is a non Ai lens and does not offer automatic indexing This also means that the lens cannot be mounted on many of newer bodies without modification the metal metering prong has to either be removed or shimmed sufficiently so it does not hit the body prism during mounting The Nikkor UD 20mm is commonly available on used markets and typically sells for US 200 as of March 2009 The optical construction of the lens consists of 11 elements in 9 groups The lens carries an UD designation but this does not really mean that the lens incorporates a UD element Nikon used letter codes in 60s to designate the number of elements in the lens design and UD actually means Unis Deci or 11 elements thanks Roland for clarification The build quality of the lens is superb as is the case for majority of older Nikon lenses the barrel is metal as are the aperture and focusing rings The focusing ring is pretty smooth and the aperture ring is snappy moving in one full f stop increments The minimum aperture setting is f 22 The lens is slightly larger then the new versions of

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