Seriously, Nikon; six TIMES the price for AF and a tad better body??!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, May 22, 2011.

  1. RichA

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    RichA, May 22, 2011
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  2. In rec.photo.digital RichA <> wrote:
    > 85mm f1.4 Samyang (Opteka variant). I saw an $1899.00 price sticker
    > today for a Nikon 85mm f1.4. I think cheap aspherics have radically
    > levelled the playing field for relatively inexpensive and traditional
    > expensive lenses.


    > The full sized "original" images are there. I figured I wouldn't
    > direct anyone to them since some don't like getting hit with 4-5 meg
    > files.


    > http://www.pbase.com/andersonrm/image/134898207/large


    > http://www.pbase.com/andersonrm/image/134898210/large


    Some reviewers have claimed it to be sharper than the Nikon from f1.4
    to f4, after which the Nikon sharpens up more. That suggests the Nikon
    may have better lens surface finish but poorer control of the
    spherical aberration which softens wider apertures.

    --
    Chris Malcolm
     
    Chris Malcolm, May 24, 2011
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  3. Re: Seriously, Nikon; six TIMES the price for AF and a tad better body??!

    On May 21, 8:50 pm, RichA <> wrote:
    > 85mm f1.4 Samyang (Opteka variant).  I saw an $1899.00 price sticker
    > today for a Nikon 85mm f1.4.  I think cheap aspherics have radically
    > levelled the playing field for relatively inexpensive and traditional
    > expensive lenses.
    >
    > The full sized "original" images are there.  I figured I wouldn't
    > direct anyone to them since some don't like getting hit with 4-5 meg
    > files.
    >
    > http://www.pbase.com/andersonrm/image/134898207/large
    >
    > http://www.pbase.com/andersonrm/image/134898210/large


    Af is pretty important for me. I converted to Nikon AF in 1994 based
    on tests showing me I got a lot more good photos that way. And
    since then, I've gotten old enough to need reading glasses; I don't
    think my manual focus skills are better today, so I really need AF.

    (Using a Nikkor 85/1.8 AF, not even the AF-D; quite a usable
    compromise for me.)
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, May 24, 2011
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