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Nov 29, 2010 13:50 |  #1

Now available at B&H...




  
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Nov 30, 2010 17:15 |  #2

Finally! I am tempted to get one of these.


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Nov 30, 2010 23:33 |  #3

Looks pretty darn good to me! How do you like it so far??


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Dec 01, 2010 00:09 |  #4

So far so good. Only complaint so far is the lens cap. Damn thing comes off too easy. Just got back from shooting some Christmas lights. I'll post it later. Lens is about the same size as the 24-70 2.8--maybe a little longer because of the lens hood. It's almost as heavy as the 24-70. Build quality is really good! Now if they can fix that damn cap! BTW B&H is already sold out.




  
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Dec 01, 2010 00:22 |  #5

Sounds like the 15mm fisheye lens cap. It never stays on ever. I was considering selling my old 16-35L and getting this instead. I hear the center and corner sharpness is quite impressive. I've not been unhappy with my 16-35, but never overwhelmed by it either.


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Dec 01, 2010 00:39 |  #6

As you can see by the first photo, it handles flare pretty well. I was shooting with the sun directly overhead. I zoomed in some of the shots looking for CA but could not see any. I have a feeling this lens may become like the 11-16 for Canon--hard to get. I need to shoot it more but I think, from what I've seen so far, it's outperforming my 17-40. If you use filters on your 16-35, I wouldn't get this lens (There's no threads for one).




  
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Dec 01, 2010 19:35 |  #7

Solved the lens cap problem with a $2.00 pipe cap from Home Depot. It covers the entire hood where the factory cap leaves some of the petal openings exposed. Plus the pipe cap has raised notches that "snap" when put on the lens. I'm also waiting for Lee to come out with adapters for the filter holder they designed for the Nikon 12-24.




  
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Dec 01, 2010 20:07 |  #8

garys1 wrote in post #11374234 (external link)
As you can see by the first photo, it handles flare pretty well. I was shooting with the sun directly overhead. I zoomed in some of the shots looking for CA but could not see any. I have a feeling this lens may become like the 11-16 for Canon--hard to get. I need to shoot it more but I think, from what I've seen so far, it's outperforming my 17-40. If you use filters on your 16-35, I wouldn't get this lens (There's no threads for one).

Actually your first photo link isn't working properly. Personally I'm not much of a filter user. I have a couple B+W UV filters on 1 or 2 lenses, and I use a variable ND filter for video work, but other than that I do what I can in camera, and the rest in post.


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Dec 01, 2010 21:37 |  #9

TEST RESULTS from popphoto...
Distortion: At 16mm, 0.04% (Imperceptible) barrel. At 24mm, 0.02% (Imperceptible) pincushion. At 28mm, 0.02% (Imperceptible) pincushion.

light falloff: At 16mm, none. At 24mm, none. At 28mm, none.

close-focusing Distance: 10.16 inches.

maXimum magnification ratio: At 16mm,1:7.18. At 24mm, 1:4.89. At 28mm, 1:4.25.

WOW. nice specs. I can't wait to get my hands on it.


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Dec 02, 2010 14:59 |  #10

I just got mine, and the front cap is is a joke. What type of pipe cap you got from Home Depot?

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garys1 wrote in post #11379215 (external link)
Solved the lens cap problem with a $2.00 pipe cap from Home Depot. It covers the entire hood where the factory cap leaves some of the petal openings exposed. Plus the pipe cap has raised notches that "snap" when put on the lens. I'm also waiting for Lee to come out with adapters for the filter holder they designed for the Nikon 12-24.




  
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Dec 02, 2010 19:18 |  #11

Give any of the cashiers this info and they should be able to find it for you...
barcode sku # is 96942 30035. Product description is 3” Snap End Cap 0332AA




  
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Dec 03, 2010 09:22 |  #12

can you please post 100% crops at f2.8 and pictures of the lens (with it on and off the camera) and your DIY end cap please.

that would be amazing! :D


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Dec 03, 2010 10:47 |  #13

Could be my eyes in the morning but that looks a bit soft to me. I mean the overall image looks fantastic, but the 100% (which we can't truly evaluate online) looks kinda soft.


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Dec 03, 2010 12:57 |  #14

Argh! It zooms backwards! I hate when lenses are like that lol. What are we, Nikon shooters?


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Dec 03, 2010 13:19 |  #15

Yeah, it even has the gold ring like the Nikon 14-24 f2.8!




  
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