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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    The new AFS 18-35 G ED is actually an awesome lens, renders extremely clean and is lightweight.
    I second that. Amazingly light and sharp. Its going for a very good price too. Only issue is not wide enough. 12mm crop-equivalent

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    Default Re: Is it worth to buy the Nikon 17-35 f2.8 now ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post
    I second that. Amazingly light and sharp. Its going for a very good price too. Only issue is not wide enough. 12mm crop-equivalent
    Huh??? not wide enough? 18mm on Full frame is very wide...
    Why use a crop factor to compare with full frame? distortion control is different from 12mm to 18mm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnet6 View Post

    Huh??? not wide enough? 18mm on Full frame is very wide...
    Why use a crop factor to compare with full frame? distortion control is different from 12mm to 18mm...
    I think he meant 12mm on APS-C corresponds to 18mm on 135 full-frame.

    For me 18mm is wide enough especially with this package coz it's a fantastic walk-around and travel compromise. It goes up to 35mm, is lightweight, moisture sealed and sharp up to the corners. I can't say that about the other options.
    Last edited by ageha; 27th December 2013 at 10:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnet6 View Post
    Huh??? not wide enough? 18mm on Full frame is very wide... Why use a crop factor to compare with full frame? distortion control is different from 12mm to 18mm...
    I'm comparing the wideness.

    And yes, not wide enough to me. Wideness is never enough for some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    I think he meant 12mm on APS-C corresponds to 18mm on 135 full-frame. For me 18mm is wide especially with this lens coz it's a fantastic walk-around and travel compromise. It goes up to 35mm, is light, moisture sealed and sharp even in the corners. I can't say that about the other options.
    Definitely good for walkabout for travels. The ability to go 35 is useful for environmental portraits and street photography. But the 14mm that 14-24 offers is so appealing. But the cost..... Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post

    Definitely good for walkabout for travels. The ability to go 35 is useful for environmental portraits and street photography. But the 14mm that 14-24 offers is so appealing. But the cost..... Haha
    Personally I try to avoid 14mm quite successfully coz I don't like the softness and distortion. Of course wider can be always useful but if I don't like the rendering it's not much worth for me in the end. Usually I throw the photos shot at 14mm away. Of course if you really need 14mm because you don't want to compose it differently you don't have many options.
    Last edited by ageha; 27th December 2013 at 11:10 AM.

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    Default Re: Is it worth to buy the Nikon 17-35 f2.8 now ?

    Had the first gen of 18-35.

    Downsides were
    - sharpness
    - barrel distortion.

    18mm however, is wide, but 14mm is more delicious

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenslust View Post
    Had the first gen of 18-35.

    Downsides were
    - sharpness
    - barrel distortion.

    18mm however, is wide, but 14mm is more delicious
    The old gen 18-35mm is pretty bad, should try to avoid it at all costs. Though I never used it myself coz the test data was already horrifying.
    Last edited by ageha; 27th December 2013 at 11:14 AM.

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    Using of the 14-24mm at the widest end can be quite tough on buildings and in keep straight lines straight as well as the perspective.

    Nonetheless, my workhorse lens for landscapes although it has challenges taking filters and flares.

    The mirco contrast on the 14-24mm f/2.8 is truly excellent.

    A lens truly worth its weight in WEIGHT (900g) and price



    Last edited by Luminare; 27th December 2013 at 11:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    The old gen 18-35mm is pretty bad, should try to avoid it at all costs. Though I never used it myself coz the test data was already horrifying.
    Not that bad, just that it was lacking in every area that the 17-35 could offer and much more.

    Quite decent for it's price just that the two gripes I have are as mentioned above.

    I'll very much stick with my 17-35 for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x0tiq View Post
    Since Im so cheepo, I'll get NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED and save the rest for something else.
    You can even slide in colkin filter.
    I too will look at Tokina 17-35mm F4 lens.
    KenRockWell - 'This Tokina 17-35mm f/4 is as sharp as Nikon's professional 17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S'
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    Ken Rockwell is a fan of what ever brand gives him cameras....
    Are you sure ? I remembered KRW could give review of the hottest new product before everyone else did.
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    Are you sure ? I remembered KRW could give review of the hottest new product before everyone else did.
    B4 it even materialise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post

    Are you sure ? I remembered KRW could give review of the hottest new product before everyone else did.
    Yes, because some of his so called reviews are based on press releases and data sheets only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    Yes, because some of his so called reviews are based on press releases and data sheets only.
    Exactly.
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