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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #320 on: December 03, 2019, 02:38:01 pm »

http://www.sansmirror.com/lenses/lens-reviews/lenses-for-nikon-z/nikon-85mm-f18-s-lens-revie.html

Thom agrees that the 85mm f1.8 S is totally outstanding.

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« Reply #321 on: December 03, 2019, 02:42:35 pm »

http://www.sansmirror.com/lenses/lens-reviews/lenses-for-nikon-z/nikon-85mm-f18-s-lens-revie.html

Thom agrees that the 85mm f1.8 S is totally outstanding.

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I just read that, looks quite good! Too bad I don't really need it, those lenses have yet to come.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #322 on: December 04, 2019, 08:27:38 am »

'Tis indeed a lovely lens.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #323 on: December 16, 2019, 07:07:53 pm »






Nikon Z7 + 24-70mm f2.8 S

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #324 on: December 17, 2019, 10:27:14 pm »

I had a chance to shoot with the 24-70 f/2.8 S last week... very impressive performance. I did some focus stacking and the focus breathing (in the 28-40 mm) range was minimal.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #325 on: December 17, 2019, 11:26:10 pm »

Anyone have any experience with the 14-30 f4?
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #326 on: December 18, 2019, 04:19:15 am »

Anyone have any experience with the 14-30 f4?

Peter, see below for a reply I prepared earlier.

As an aside, I'm not a zoom kind of guy, up until a few weeks ago I'd never even owned one. I've also never been a fan of the unnatural perspective of super-wide prime lenses. That said I'd have killed for a truly compact and lightweight wide zoom in the range 18-24mm that delivered excellent performance. It wouldn't have needed to be fast, I'd be using it for cramped interiors - my Abandoned Lives series - usually in the f5.6 to f11 range.

When I bought into Nikon Z I'd planned to wait for the Nikon 20mm S lens - I'd previously been using the Leica 21mm Super-Elmar ASPH on Leica M, a superb lens - but against my better judgement and being impatient decided to buy the Nikon 14-30mm f/4 S.

I'm still not a super-wide fan, but in the 14-30 have found that truly compact and lightweight 18-24mm wide zoom delivering excellent performance!

Thank you, Nikon.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #327 on: January 09, 2020, 04:41:05 pm »

Based on the new map it seems the Z 14-24 F2.8 will be as big as the 24-70 F2.8. I still hope it will be lighter but probably won't.
That means my hopes to have something similar to the Sony 16-35 F2.8 are misplaced; it's a pity because I thing the 16-35 range is more versatile and at 680g is significantly lighter too. It splits the difference between the Nikon's Z lenses, 14-30 F4 @ 480g and 14-24 F2.8 @800g?, while it can be used as a standard lens with the max 35mm (even if it's not the sharpest there) and 16mm is wide enough for most shots.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #328 on: January 09, 2020, 04:53:44 pm »

Peter, see below for a reply I prepared earlier.




That's a cracking shot!

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« Reply #329 on: January 10, 2020, 03:06:32 am »

Bernard the sky photos are very nice ; no1 especially... indeed beautiful contrast.
and very nice interior Keith- still glad it is not my home....
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #330 on: January 10, 2020, 04:14:24 am »


That's a cracking shot!

Rob

Thanks, Rob. With a subject like this you're more than half way there already.

Bernard the sky photos are very nice ; no1 especially... indeed beautiful contrast.
and very nice interior Keith- still glad it is not my home....


Indeed, Pieter, looks rather like a William Blake depiction of hell.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #331 on: January 14, 2020, 08:10:02 pm »

I just encountered some issues with the auto vignette correction on the Z lenses. If the file is pushed a little more for creative purposes, I notice the vignette correction is not that smooth, at all. See the attached example where I pushed the file more than usual to make it more obvious. Playing with manual vignette correction in LR doesn't entirely fix it because is not gradual.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #332 on: January 15, 2020, 07:23:07 am »

I just encountered some issues with the auto vignette correction on the Z lenses. If the file is pushed a little more for creative purposes, I notice the vignette correction is not that smooth, at all. See the attached example where I pushed the file more than usual to make it more obvious. Playing with manual vignette correction in LR doesn't entirely fix it because is not gradual.
LR should be able to develop without the corrections in the NEF... as C1 does. alas.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #333 on: January 19, 2020, 03:41:48 pm »


Nikon Z7 + 24-70mm f2.8 S

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #334 on: January 20, 2020, 11:22:54 am »

Nice! Funny, I couple of hours after I saw your shot I went out for a quick photo session and got into this shot. Not as nice as yours though.

Z7 + 24-70 F4, 70mm @ F8, ISO 64

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« Reply #335 on: January 20, 2020, 05:41:23 pm »

Nice! Funny, I couple of hours after I saw your shot I went out for a quick photo session and got into this shot. Not as nice as yours though.

No... :) but still very nice!

You were using the f4 version, that must be why.  :o

Another one for the road. I love the new black control in Capture One Pro 20. That really helps with subtle shadow tones like those in  the backlit hull here.



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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #336 on: January 20, 2020, 10:36:53 pm »

Peter, see below for a reply I prepared earlier.



Thanks to you AND Nikon, then. :)
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #337 on: January 22, 2020, 08:53:20 pm »

https://www.dxomark.com/nikon-nikkor-z-24-70mm-f-2-8-s-review/

The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 S is considered by DxO as the best 24-70mm f2.8 on the market.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #338 on: January 22, 2020, 09:50:41 pm »

Anyone have any experience with the 14-30 f4?

I've been shooting the 14-30 for several months now. It was the lens I needed to make the Z work for me. I certainly like it better size-wise over my 14-24 Nikkor and it's much, much better when it comes to issues with flare.

For several years, I was shooting m43 and the Panasonic 7-14. Love the size/weight of the lens, but kept on waring out the bodies and was having to buy a couple of bodies each year as I broke or wore them out. Low light was always an issue, but size/weight was lovely.

Now shooting with a pair of Z6 bodies and both the 24-70 and 14-30 f/4 due to weight/size since I keep getting older each year :-) Love the image quality in the low light I normally shoot in despite using f/4 lenses. I seem to always work in tight spaces and sometime find that even the 14mm is a little too long but not too often.

Here's a few examples of images shot with the 14-30mm, landscape, group, dark and tight spaces, most shot at the wider end and usually under "hail Mary" lighting which I seem to prefer.

The first was into the sun and the star looks pretty good to me. That and the next were at 14mm. The last two were about 20mm or so.

I do wish Nikon or someone would bring out a compact or "folding" 70-200mm f/4 lens so I didn't feel like a pack mule, though. It would be the third of a old-man's "holy trinity" covering most basis, IMO.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #339 on: January 26, 2020, 02:20:46 am »

I've been shooting the 14-30 for several months now. It was the lens I needed to make the Z work for me. I certainly like it better size-wise over my 14-24 Nikkor and it's much, much better when it comes to issues with flare.

For several years, I was shooting m43 and the Panasonic 7-14. Love the size/weight of the lens, but kept on waring out the bodies and was having to buy a couple of bodies each year as I broke or wore them out. Low light was always an issue, but size/weight was lovely.

Now shooting with a pair of Z6 bodies and both the 24-70 and 14-30 f/4 due to weight/size since I keep getting older each year :-) Love the image quality in the low light I normally shoot in despite using f/4 lenses. I seem to always work in tight spaces and sometime find that even the 14mm is a little too long but not too often.

Here's a few examples of images shot with the 14-30mm, landscape, group, dark and tight spaces, most shot at the wider end and usually under "hail Mary" lighting which I seem to prefer.

The first was into the sun and the star looks pretty good to me. That and the next were at 14mm. The last two were about 20mm or so.

I do wish Nikon or someone would bring out a compact or "folding" 70-200mm f/4 lens so I didn't feel like a pack mule, though. It would be the third of a old-man's "holy trinity" covering most basis, IMO.

Why don't you take the AF-P 70-300 instead of the 70-200 f/4?
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