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HarperPhotos

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Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« on: September 18, 2012, 04:28:08 PM »

Hello,

Well this morning all excited I went to the Photokina website to see if my dream had come true but alas no Nikon 17mm PC-E tilt shift lens.

Cheers

Simon
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 04:48:42 PM »

I'd rather have a 30mm PC-E lens, personally.

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 05:01:45 PM »

here we go: announced at Photokina


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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 05:27:05 PM »

I'd rather have a 30mm PC-E lens, personally.

1.4 converter and a 24 is roughly a 33mm (canon, I presume Nikon have a similar converter?)
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 05:49:00 PM »

What about this?

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 06:02:03 PM »

here we go: announced at Photokina

http://www.photoscala.de/grafik/2012/SK-PCTS4528_stehend.jpg

Looks interesting, I will be eagerly awaiting early reviews. But if this is a recycled design of some old MF lens (and I suspect it is given the f/4.5 aperture), the performance may not be up to snuff for today's DSLR's. I was pretty disappointed with the performance and ergonomics of their 50mm T/S I rented (the 90mm T/S is supposed to be spectacular from what I hear, though).
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 06:19:02 AM »

I was pretty disappointed with the performance and ergonomics of their 50mm T/S I rented

why so? care to elaborate
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012, 08:59:48 AM »

Apparently will be available 'at the end of the year' according to the staff on the stand at Photokina.  I always treat such projections with suspicion where optics are concerned, there are so many I can think of from over the years that never ended up in production.  However the fact that the optical spec is so very similar to a certain other lens means that probably it is at least technically feasible to be made.

Looking at the other lenses in their range, they don't inspire the sort of confidence of a Canon or Nikon lens. 

Many of them have a shiny red metallic strip that reminds me of the sort of metallic plastic used for Christmas ornaments or candy wrappers.  Luckily I think the TS lens lacks that.

An endless stream of people gather round the prototype in its plexiglass box, but I guess there is nothing much to say about it because the workers on the stand don't come over and say hello.

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2012, 05:03:25 PM »

thank you, Jeff
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 06:14:19 AM »

So no Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens at Photokina.  Will Nikon just release it whenever they have it ready or wait till the next photo industry event? It is coming I hope!!
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2012, 04:03:27 AM »

When is the next Nikon 'event' where this lens might be released or is such a niche lens they will just make it available when they are good and ready.?  I just wish they would hurry up!
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2012, 07:20:36 AM »

When is the next Nikon 'event' where this lens might be released or is such a niche lens they will just make it available when they are good and ready.?  I just wish they would hurry up!

Their releases have been pretty much random but it seems that the alignment of mars and jupiter might influence.  ;D

Now, last year events did obviously impact their roadmap tremendously so who knows.

They may as well have released this patent just to entice some Canon shooters lurked by the D800.  ;)

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 06:18:37 PM »

Come on Nikon, where's the 17mm PC-E Lens!
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2012, 06:23:20 PM »

Hello,

I will second that.

Cheers

Simon
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2012, 08:18:19 PM »

still nothing >:(
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2012, 06:08:26 PM »

Coming over from Canon, which has its spectacular new 24mm tilt-shift, to Nikon D800E, my first thought was to purchase the Nikon version.

What a disappointment. It had the worst corners of any 24 or 25mm lens I have ever tested.  Full of CA, smeary, distorted--just pathetic.

And this was unshifted!  Lord knows what the corners would look like once it is shifted.

But I will never find out, as I returned it before it infected any of my other Nikon lens.

I, for one, could care less if Nikon came out with 17mm tilt-shift. If they can't build a decent 24mm, what chance do they have at 17mm?

My old f2.8 Zeiss 25mm and the new Zeiss f2 25mm were also not good in the corners--but not nearly as bad as the Nikon.  The new Zeiss got high ratings from LensRental, but my copy was returned as unusable.

Surprisingly, the Nikon 24mm is really good all over and is a keeper.

Shows once again you have to test every lens.

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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2012, 06:26:28 PM »

"It had the worst corners of any 24 or 25mm lens I have ever tested.  Full of CA, smeary, distorted--just pathetic.

And this was unshifted!  Lord knows what the corners would look like once it is shifted."

Did you try more than one example or are you blasting all 24mm PCE lenses to Perdition based on a single sample?
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2012, 06:50:24 PM »

"It had the worst corners of any 24 or 25mm lens I have ever tested.  Full of CA, smeary, distorted--just pathetic.

And this was unshifted!  Lord knows what the corners would look like once it is shifted."

Did you try more than one example or are you blasting all 24mm PCE lenses to Perdition based on a single sample?

Same question here... I own both the 24mm f1.4 and the 24mm T/S. Both are through the roof good with a slight edge for the T/S at landscape apertures which makes sense since the f1.4 was optimized for shooting close to wide open.

It is true that the T/S is weak in the corners shifted though.
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