Bought a Nikon 28mm 2.8

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  1. iflynething

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    Just picked up a 28mm 2.8 today for $120. Man is this thing sharp....at 2.8!

    I took some test shots inside of my girlfriend and it's just phenomenal. Zooming in on my D300 screen, I could see how great it was!

    It was an impulse buy on my part, but I usually use my 50 1.8 and have always said to myself I wanted a wide angle, fast prime.

    This was a great price so I picked it up.

    I'll have to take some shots, not much tonight, and upload them.

    ~Michael~
     
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    Congrats on the new glass!
    TJ
     
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    Thanks! I'll do some sharpness shots just to really see what it can do and then some real world shots later tomorrow.

    ~Michael~
     
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    You took pics inside of your gf? How'd you pull that one off? Haha jkjk. I would like riser some shots from it as well
     
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    Nice! But is 28mm on a crop sensor that much of a 'wide angle'?
     
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    Now really but I'm still surprised at how wide it actually it. I'm used to working with my 50 which really isn't wide on DX so going from that to 28, almost half the focal length, it's a difference to me.

    Just did a test shooting a newspaper.....it's damn near perfect at f/2.8. Sharp as hell at f/4 and actually looses contrast and sharpness after f/4. I only tested 2.8, 4, 8, 11 and 22. And for f/22, I might say it still looks good. Would be a great star burst lens for shooting with the sun in the image!

    ~Michael~
     
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    Alright, here are some images just shooting a newspaper. Not that interesting but I can see the difference on these images!

    Wide open at 2.8
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2696/4293948192_a4b1ac1130_o.jpg[/IMG}

    f/4.0
    [IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4293949320_b08a2ebd6d_o.jpg

    f/8
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    f/11
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    f/22
    Resaonably sharp Compared to what you see what other lenses produce at that aperature.
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    Real world examples, kind of.
    The inside girlfriend shots inside the store testing it out. These images, while might not be great, they made me buy the lens after seeing the OOF area

    Next two are at f/2.8
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    This one was at f/8
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    I'm very much impressed with this lens so far. I will get some more sharpness tests and have them compared to my other lenses.

    While these aren't great shots, I think they show what the lens is capable of

    ~Michael~
     
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    let me help you there.. congrats n the new glass
     
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    Ha ha it's a relief to have new glass

    ~Michael~
     
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    Congrats on the new glass :thumbup: I'm a BIG fan of prime lens and was considering this one, with your high praise and nice shots, perhaps I need this one also.:biggrin:
     
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    I am too. I use my 50 inside ALOT, but like I said, I was looking for a sharp, wider one for indoor use. Sometimes I just don't have enough room.

    I also like the focal length because I can use a lower shutter speed to help with the 1/focal length shutter speed thing.
    D300, f/2.8, ISO 800, 1/25s
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    Works pretty good for wider portraits. It's always been said to not use anything shorter than 50mm on DX but I never follow rules!

    D300, f/2.8, ISO 640, 1/60s
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    ~Michael~
     
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    I had two of those lenses and both had the worst chromatic aberration ever. Sharpness wasn't too much an issue but when I shot in high contrast situations, the purple fringe was always there. I traded for the 24mm 2.8 and this guy's not as sharp as I'd like wide open and the CA is still a bit present but not as bad. If you got a good copy, the 28mm is a good cheap prime that isn't the 50mm. Plus the minimum focus distance is under a foot so shooting indoors is much easier. Congrats!
     

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