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Rooz
09-12-2008, 01:24 AM
anyone ? :confused:

K1W1
09-12-2008, 01:34 AM
Is that the sound of moths escaping from wallets I can hear? :D

Rooz
09-12-2008, 02:33 AM
i think only estorra has one that i can remember.
i saw some shots printed out from this lens today in poster size from a d3...they were spectacular.

K1W1
09-12-2008, 02:55 AM
I assume that you have looked at the sSubset of the Nikkor Group on Flickr.

Here (http://www.flickr.com/groups/nikkor/pool/tags/1424mmf28g/).

Rooz
09-12-2008, 03:13 AM
yeah have seen those any many online shots. when you see one printed real big, it kinda brings home just how incredible that lens is though. i would not even hesitate if it wasnt for the fact that you cant fit filters onto it. no grads, no CPL's, no ND's. i dunno, seems to me like a major drawback.

eddie_dane
09-12-2008, 10:47 AM
yeah have seen those any many online shots. when you see one printed real big, it kinda brings home just how incredible that lens is though. i would not even hesitate if it wasnt for the fact that you cant fit filters onto it. no grads, no CPL's, no ND's. i dunno, seems to me like a major drawback.

I'm posturing for my D700 purchase and I considered the 14-24 and am nervous about it for the filter reason. I've never had a lens with such an exposed front element. Quite honestly, it scares me, i know it's irrational but it does.

I already have the nikkor 35-70 2.8 and I plan on selling my sigma 70-200mm 2.8 for a nikkor version and I figured I would deal with the ultra-wide should the situation arise. TBH, I'm more likely to wait and see much moreso because I can't estimate in my mind the shifting of all the focal lengths on full frame compared to 1.5x that I've been working with for so long.

If push comes to shove and I need to go wider, I will sell my 35-70 and get the 24-70. I don't anticipate needing much wider than 24 @ full frame considering my widest lens now, the 12-24 DX is 18mm eqiv at the widest end and I rarely shoot it wide open.

cincyimages
09-12-2008, 12:44 PM
It is the only lens missing from my Pro f2.8 line. I currently have the Sigma 10-20mm lens and have contemplated if the 14-24mm is in my future. Problem is that I can't use my Kaesemann 77mm Polarizer with it.

Rooz
09-15-2008, 09:49 PM
i spent the morning with a 14-24 today and have it in my hot little hands right now. i'll give it a run tonite. the resolving power of this lens is astonishing. i've never seen colour , contrast and sharpness this good SOOC with any lens i've ever used. here are a couple of test images. sorry for the crap shots.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2861874460_6169769bc9_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/2861875140_03c0462af6_o.jpg

fionndruinne
09-15-2008, 11:30 PM
Wow! The center of that flower in the first shot made me stop and stare a little.

toriaj
09-15-2008, 11:32 PM
yeah it better for $1500 :eek:
Really though, I'm glad it's a great lens, I hope you can get one. But I'll keep my little eyes down on the $500 ones (still more than I've spent on anything but the body, and almost as much as I paid for that ...)

Rooz
09-16-2008, 04:01 AM
couple more.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2861673619_3e1141eeb9_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/2861666093_d905e02f69_o.jpg

theMadHatter
09-16-2008, 07:12 AM
Oh look at the pretty puppy!

Man, I miss my Rotty. :(

Turo
09-16-2008, 07:38 AM
Wow, gorgeous images!!!

Actaeon
09-16-2008, 06:48 PM
Excellent shots Rooz! The 14-24 is definitely on my list.

How do you feel about the front lens element being so "exposed"? Any worries about bumping it or scratching the front?

Thanks,
Jonathan

cincyimages
09-16-2008, 07:15 PM
Rooz can we get a photo of a Dingo, Kangaroo or Nicole Kidman? At least give us something that plays on the Australian stereotypes. ;)

Rooz
09-16-2008, 08:02 PM
Excellent shots Rooz! The 14-24 is definitely on my list.

How do you feel about the front lens element being so "exposed"? Any worries about bumping it or scratching the front?

Thanks,
Jonathan

yes...it scares he crap outta me. i've already had a near miss.

murphys law...i have been concerned about getting this lens damaged due to the massive exposed front element, esepcially since this is not my copy. well, in true form, lucas tried to run over it with the hummer at his first opportunity. i managed to pull away at just the right moment...very quickly as can be seen from the motion blur ! lol

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2864458108_9b9e891125_o.jpg

Actaeon
09-16-2008, 08:18 PM
yes...it scares he crap outta me. i've already had a near miss.

That scares me on a $1500 lens.

rawpaw18
09-17-2008, 04:27 AM
Love that picture of the 14-24 mounted on flickr, sweeeeet

zqfmbg
09-17-2008, 06:14 PM
I've had mine for a little while now... unfortunately, still figuring out how to best use it.

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_0019.jpg
(at 18mm)

http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/omgnv/dsc_1284.jpg
(at 14mm)

The way it screws with the lines in the second one blows my mind. Most of those lines are parallel!

(BTW, I noticed the other pictures here are 1000 wide... these are 1200. I'm crossing my fingers hoping this isn't a problem and I can get by with being a little lazy. Let me know if it is.)

Visual Reality
09-17-2008, 07:52 PM
Not a problem here (1920x1200).

I'd love a super-wide, but it just isn't in the cards for me.

Rooz
09-19-2008, 04:06 AM
so...this was gonna be the final test cos bazz will be here in an hour to pick this baby up for the weekend. no time to shoot with it just about at all today cos i finished late. but wanted one quick resolution test at 24mm/ 2.8 cos this is apparently where the lens' weakness is. i shoot alot at 2.8 so this interested me.

given mine was the only head available, you will have to put up with my ugly mug. :D i mostly like to shoot portraits which of course means the eyes have to be perfect. this is what always frustrated me with the sigma, tokina and nikkor 12-24 was that they simply were not sharp enuf for what i wanted. the 20/2.8 prime also wasnt up there, the 14mm i never managed to get my hands on.

this is around a 60% crop. fully extended, wide open, MFD, ambeint light. no PP, (yes i know the WB is out and its a bit underexposed...:p), i stupidley left the incam sharpening on. no matter. this is quite simply the most outstanding lens i've ever used. actually...outstanding is does not do it justice.

so..if you're not as stunned as i am, then you should be.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2870119688_b502cb1146_b.jpg

XaiLo
09-19-2008, 04:26 AM
What big eyes you have grandma! Won't your primes get jealous now? :P That is a sweet lens dude have you tried the 24-70?

Rooz
09-19-2008, 04:36 AM
no haent tried it. too scared. lol

herc182
09-22-2008, 08:43 AM
Rooz. Out of interest (since I would never have the money to buy the lens!) do you find the inability to use a polarisor hinders you?

Rooz
09-22-2008, 02:35 PM
dont know yet phil, havent had it for long enuf. but i suspect there will be times it will frustrate me though. having said that, my primary use of the lens doesnt require a CPL either.

Keoni
09-25-2008, 04:18 PM
Hi,

These were all shot with the Nikkor 14-24, all hand-held, ISO 200-1600 (I LOVE this lens--most were shot on the VIVID setting). I don't get shots that look like the 14-24 with my 24-70, which is too bad...I'm spoiled now! :o

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380210359_55imk-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380213480_Hs9yJ-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380217683_76N9B-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380225145_svmnY-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380229148_dmm3t-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380243759_85rv3-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380247047_xVvog-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380249835_FLBGz-XL.jpg

Aloha,
Keoni
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Rooz
09-25-2008, 05:36 PM
very nice series Keoni. lots of interest and colour.
welcome aboard. :)

Keoni
09-25-2008, 09:07 PM
I really enjoy roaming around interesting places and just stappin' away. The 14-24 proved to be so versatile for this kind of shooting. What a blast!

Aloha,
Keoni

Esoterra
09-25-2008, 11:54 PM
i think only estorra has one that i can remember.
i saw some shots printed out from this lens today in poster size from a d3...they were spectacular.

Rooz, I bought the 14-24 from a local Ritz Camera store... took it home for a few days... then took it back later for a full refund. Don't get me wrong the lens is amazing, and I had my mind set on having the lens... then I got cold feet after already spending over 5grand on the D700 + 24-70 and with the US economy taking a downturn (quite scary) I felt it prudent to hold off...

Also, I know you can bracket shots for HDR, but I much prefer using a GNDF for my landscapes and the no-filter policy with the 14-24 has me second guessing its practicality.

If I change my mind...I will refrence your pictures to ease the guilt of spending all this money on my camera gear while I make my kids walk to school with goodwill clothes on and no shoes :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Esoterra
09-25-2008, 11:56 PM
DUDE.... next time you take an EXTREME CLOSE UP like that... warn me.. will ya... holy cow... I clicked on the "next" button and this HUGE eyeball is jumping out of the screen at me ROFLMAO...

BTW.... is it just me or do you have "The Matrix" eyes going on there...like little computer chips embedded into your iris.

Great shots!




so...this was gonna be the final test cos bazz will be here in an hour to pick this baby up for the weekend. no time to shoot with it just about at all today cos i finished late. but wanted one quick resolution test at 24mm/ 2.8 cos this is apparently where the lens' weakness is. i shoot alot at 2.8 so this interested me.

given mine was the only head available, you will have to put up with my ugly mug. :D i mostly like to shoot portraits which of course means the eyes have to be perfect. this is what always frustrated me with the sigma, tokina and nikkor 12-24 was that they simply were not sharp enuf for what i wanted. the 20/2.8 prime also wasnt up there, the 14mm i never managed to get my hands on.

this is around a 60% crop. fully extended, wide open, MFD, ambeint light. no PP, (yes i know the WB is out and its a bit underexposed...:p), i stupidley left the incam sharpening on. no matter. this is quite simply the most outstanding lens i've ever used. actually...outstanding is does not do it justice.

so..if you're not as stunned as i am, then you should be.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2870119688_b502cb1146_b.jpg

Esoterra
09-25-2008, 11:59 PM
Keoni, nice shots!

It will be VERY interesting to see how the Canon 5Dmpoo with the best canon glass at 14mm compares to the D700 with the 14-24. If its even close...it will reaffirm the fact in my mind that the resolving power of good glass is far superior to that of a sensor atpit.


Hi,

These were all shot with the Nikkor 14-24, all hand-held, ISO 200-1600 (I LOVE this lens--most were shot on the VIVID setting). I don't get shots that look like the 14-24 with my 24-70, which is too bad...I'm spoiled now! :o

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380210359_55imk-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380213480_Hs9yJ-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380217683_76N9B-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380225145_svmnY-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380229148_dmm3t-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380243759_85rv3-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380247047_xVvog-XL.jpg

http://ahlo.smugmug.com/photos/380249835_FLBGz-XL.jpg

Aloha,
Keoni
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toriaj
09-26-2008, 12:28 AM
Gorgeous shots Keoni, I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your work.