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trevarthan

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2014, 12:45:27 am »

I probably don't know what I'm doing still, but I've owned both the 85mm PC-e and the 24mm PC-e for about four years. I've just started shooting landscapes (night cityscapes really) and I really like my 24mm PC-e for this. I do notice softness in the corners a bit, sometimes. And the shift lock knob is a joke. It's useless.

But optically, it's very similar to my 24mm 1.4g stopped down to f5.6. If canon makes them considerably better, they must be really amazing. Maybe I lucked out and got a good one. Or maybe I just remember how crappy my little 24mm f2.8 AI-S was in the corners and I just can't complain.

I'd like to see a 17mm t/s. I'd buy it. I'm not sure how often I'd use it, but probably pretty often if it was good optically and I could get a polarizer on there.

I'm not sure what all of this 28mm and 30mm talk is about. I love 24mm. Those other lengths are really really close. I don't understand why they matter. But then, I mostly shoot primes, and 24mm and 85mm are the only two focal lengths I really love. Well, I love 200mm too, but I need a ham radio to direct the model at that length.
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John MacLean

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2014, 01:00:39 am »

Well, I love 200mm too, but I need a ham radio to direct the model at that length.

I have my Amateur Radio General license, so let me know if you ever need a model wrangler!  ;)

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alan_b

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2014, 02:24:55 am »

 >:(

Dammit! Every time this thread gets bumped, I get excited thinking I'll actually be able to buy one soon.

Fool me once... er... 41 times!
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2016, 02:33:41 am »

Is it really going to happen this time?  :o
http://nikonrumors.com/2016/07/25/more-nikon-rumors-new-nikkor-19mm-tilt-shift-lens.aspx/

I wonder why the change to 19mm? Better performance? Cheaper? Filter threads?
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2016, 11:48:52 am »

My guess would in depth market research with architecture photographers looking ino the % of images shot with 17mm T/S lenses that end up being cropped significantly?

I'd be interested to hear comments from our resident experts?

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2016, 02:04:28 pm »

I have seen quite a few people express an interest in a 20mm tilt/shift lens in the past to cover a lot of the work done with a 17mm and 24mm, a bit two birds with one stone for Nikon as well as along with covering the UWA gap the 24mm they have now doesn't seem that well regarded.
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Jan K.

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2016, 10:02:41 am »

Not a word of independent tilt and shift movements?
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2016, 10:09:45 am »

Not a word of independent tilt and shift movements?

Releasing a new T/S design in 2016 without this would be idiotic.

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Jan K.

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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2016, 11:02:45 am »

So... probably not?  ::)
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Re: Nikon 17mm PC-E Lens
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2016, 11:08:13 am »

So... probably not?  ::)

Exactly! :)

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