On the Nikon 28 f1.8g, check out one Rain Rockwell who champion this lens here
Last edited by s1221ljc; 14th October 2012 at 05:17 PM.
i see! someone over at the nikon 28mm thread mentioned that this is supposedly a problem only on a particular batch. anyway, reading quite a few other reviews i heard no such complaints.. so seems like this will be a good starting point for me
haha yes i read the rockwell review too! problem is, people dont take his reviews very seriously so im not sure how to take this one. either way, it seems that after a days research this seems like a solid lens to start off with, together with my future D600! and a 50mm f1.8 (and maybe the 85 1.8G) to come soon!
thats good to hear actually most people i asked directly who used this lens have never heard of the focus shift problem that one or two reviews mentioned. maybe it was just a problem with that particular lens. if all u guys seem to use it and seem satisfied with it (the guys on the nikon forum love it!) i have no reason not to get this
D600+28mm f1.8G looks like its gonna be the starting kit for me! getting a zoom later on, maybe i'll save up and later get the 24-120 f4 VR or the tamron 24-70 f2.8.
thanks for all the help and input! as usual, wonderful help from this forum
with a prime lens this wide on a FF sensor, there is only so much you can use it for.
think what would you shoot if your 7D is fitted with a prime lens of 18mm (hypothetical lens)?
if you are mainly into landscape it should be fine, but for portrait it may not be.
i would consider the D600 with tamron 28-75mm to be a better all-rounder start-up, which is similar to your 18-55mm on 7D. it will go easier with your shooting habit and wallet.
Last edited by Alan Chan; 16th October 2012 at 11:28 AM.
Nikon D700| 70-200mm f/2.8G VR2| 28-70mm f/2.8D| 85mm f/1.8G| 50mm f/1.8G| SB900/SB28| MB-D10
thanks Alan. good point. however i feel that a wide prime is something i will use. i shoot a lot of street stuff and although a big DSLR is not ideal for streets, i still plan on using it for this purpose, as well as landscape. i'll add on a 50mm prime as soon as i can! then save up and go for a high quality standard zoom. thats the plan, at least! haha