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#1 toni-a

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:09 PM

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#2 Rover

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:01 AM

Well... they are here.

https://www.dpreview...ilt-shift-lens 

https://www.dpreview...etic-diaphragm 



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:26 AM

... and soon available. That's the (remaining) good thing: they announce only when they are able to deliver. The 19 mm PC is cool, but all people afraid of "bulbous elements" will shiver again.  ^_^



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:50 AM

From Nikon:

http://imaging.nikon...4e_ed/index.htm
http://imaging.nikon...ed_vr/index.htm


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:54 AM

Nikon finally fixed the big issue the AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II had: the widening of FOV towards MFD. Nice.

With fluorite and electronic aperture they went full on Canon  ;)



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:00 AM

Sample images taken with the PC-E 19mm f4:

http://www.nikon-ima..._ed/sample.html



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:56 AM

Nikon finally fixed the big issue the AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II had: the widening of FOV towards MFD. Nice.

With fluorite and electronic aperture they went full on Canon  ;)

BC.  This FL change at close distances has plagued all but the Canon 70-200mm zooms, where do you glean that Nikon had corrected this effect on their new 70-200? I couldn't see reference to it.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:06 AM

:D a room with no straight vertical walls and a very dark room where you can't see vignetting... but nice pictures anyway. Interesting is, that tilt and shift can be done in different orientations - this is unique in Nikon's PC lens range.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:59 AM

Nikon finally fixed the big issue the AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II had: the widening of FOV towards MFD. Nice.
With fluorite and electronic aperture they went full on Canon  ;)


And price-wise too! :)

Personally, I'm glad to see the customisable buttons on the barrel back again.

BC.  This FL change at close distances has plagued all but the Canon 70-200mm zooms, where do you glean that Nikon had corrected this effect on their new 70-200? I couldn't see reference to it.


All f/2.8 zooms, that is. The f/4 zooms (both Nikon and Canon, not sure about the Tokina) don't suffer from this. But also curious, yes... haven't seen it mentioned anywhere... BC?

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:05 AM

Interesting is, that tilt and shift can be done in different orientations - this is unique in Nikon's PC lens range.


Well, yes, but not a unique feature in the market. You could buy 3rd party lenses that featured this for ages already - think of the Hartblei Super-Rotators for example, also the (insanely huge and expensive) Schneider Kreuznach T/S lenses can adjust tilt and shift directions independently. Same applies to the (very affordable in comparison) Samyang 24mm TS.

In Nikkor land, you either surrendered being stuck to one direction (and had it changed at a Nikon service point if necessary) or were bold enough to change it yourself... all it needs to do this on the PC-E 24 is a tiny screw driver (and nerves made of steel if you had to switch on site...). I guess, quite a few Nikon shooters rather went for the Samyang instead.

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:10 AM

Well, not many 19mm tiltshift lenses for FF are availabable for Nikon mount. Schneider's shortest FL starts at 28 mm and Hartblei at 40 mm



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:11 AM

BC.  This FL change at close distances has plagued all but the Canon 70-200mm zooms, where do you glean that Nikon had corrected this effect on their new 70-200? I couldn't see reference to it.

No, that is not really true.

The Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8's did not have the widening of the FOV near MFD. The AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR did not have that either. No Sony (A or FE mount) has shown it. The old Pentax 80-200mm f2.8 did not either. Nor does the Nikkor 70-200mm f4 VR. Or the older Sigma 70-200mm's. Or the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Di LD Macro.

 

Only 3 lenses in this class do: The Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 USD VC, the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG HSM OS  (to lesser extent I think?) and the Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II.

 

The specs of the new Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f2.8E FL VR tell the story (1.1m MFD 0.21x max. mag.).

AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II: 1.4m MFD, 0.12x max. mag. .


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:28 AM

Well, not many 19mm tiltshift lenses for FF are availabable for Nikon mount. Schneider's shortest FL starts at 28 mm and Hartblei at 40 mm


Very true, for some that's likely the best news about the lens. Several pros I know, who shoot Nikon, usually rented a Canon body with the TS-E 17 if they needed a wider than 24mm TS lens for a specific job...

The price for the PC-E 19 is a bit steep, though...

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:34 AM


The price for the PC-E 19 is a bit steep, though...

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Wow indeed... I had not noticed that. The Canon TS-E 17mm f4 L currently costs $2150, and I just assumed the price of this new Nikkor PC-E would be in the same ballpark. But $3400.... Ouch.  :o



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:44 AM

3400 $ is a bargain compared to what Nikon Switzerland asks for: 4078.- CHF (4120.-$)   :lol:

 

For that money one can decide to rent or buy the Canon version  ^_^



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 01:07 PM

So they finally went on to have Canon specs for these two lenses, at x1.5 the price of Canon. Well done :).



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 01:43 PM

I just wonder whether Nikon now also has a fluorite factory, or generally, where they get their fluorite.

 

Canon grows their own fluorite crystals, and have always guarded the process with extreme secrecy.

 

Kind regards, Wim



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 02:58 PM

I expected someone to say that the PC-E is only 19mm while the Canon - released a few years ago already - is a more impressive FL of 17mm.  ;)

The price, well... one could almost get a Canon TS-E and a Canon body to go with it.  :rolleyes: (say, a used 5D Mark II; since it's a MF lens anyway the slow AF doesn't mean a thing).



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 03:10 PM

I expected someone to say that the PC-E is only 19mm while the Canon - released a few years ago already - is a more impressive FL of 17mm.  ;)

The price, well... one could almost get a Canon TS-E and a Canon body to go with it.  :rolleyes: (say, a used 5D Mark II; since it's a MF lens anyway the slow AF doesn't mean a thing).

Or a new 6D?



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 03:28 PM

Or a new 6D?

Right.

Then again, there goes the "Nikon announced nothing for Photokina, Nikon must be on the deathbed" notion expressed around here lately. They could've safely announced these lenses during that show - they risked nothing since they didn't have to ship them right away. If they didn't, that means they just didn't want to (for whatever reasons).


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