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Jun 09, 2012 16:48 |  #6901

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Congrats on getting the 1.8G trinity!

Thanks. Hopefully it's not on backorder for too long.:p


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Jun 09, 2012 17:48 |  #6902

with the 35 1.8g + D7000

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Jun 09, 2012 17:56 |  #6903

So I finally got the chance to get my hands on a D800 at Pro Photo Supply in Portland to try out. The staff is great there and know their stuff. My first thought was that it felt overwhelming to be honest. I'm used to basically what I would consider the bare essentials on the 5Dii. The D800 has a ton of buttons and switches, not that that's a bad thing mind you. I don't know if it was because of the multitude of buttons or the fact that I've been shooting with a grip for over 2 years but it just felt tiny. I asked the person helping me if they had a grip in so I could get a good feel of what to expect and luckily he did. It felt much better with the grip in place and gave my hands a little more wiggle room.

The first lens I asked to try on it was the 24-70g as that's the first lens I will be getting. It was everything I expected and more. It was really awkward because I've never shot with a Nikon before much less mounted a lens so I looked like a fool for about 10 seconds until I realized it was the other way. The zoom and focus rings are also backwards to me which was a little confusing at first but I got used to it within 2-3 minutes. The 24-70 is very nice. Build quality is on par with what I would expect at that price range and although it doesn't have the same MFD as the L, it's still very manageable. It was tack sharp at 2.8 and bokeh/color/contrast/A​F were all very good.

Next I tried out the 85 1.8g. First thing I noticed about that was the build quality. It is really good for a sub $500 lens. I don't know if the in camera settings were zeroed out or not but the image was very nice and contrasty. Tack sharp wide open and bokeh was nice and creamy. Colors also looked good and reminded me a bit of my Sigma 85. All in all, this will be my 2nd lens and I'll be very happy with it.

3rd, I tried out the new 28 1.8g. Build quality was borderline embarrassing especially for $700 (iirc). It felt extremely cheap, just a hair above the nifty fifty and the focus ring was loose and just felt like I was holding a $200 lens. The iq on the other hand was very nice. It had the same contrast and color as the 85 I just shot and I never thought I would like the 28fl but it's actually really cool. All in all I think the build quality is just too atrocious to overlook at that price range and would rather pay double for the 35 1.4g.

The last one I tried was the 105 macro. I've never used a macro before aside from renting the 24-70L for some product shots so it was really cool to be able to get really close for some shots. I took a quick pic of my buddy's eye and still wasn't at mfd haha. It was, of course, extremely sharp and contrasty and checked off every other box. I would like a macro for close makeup work but I don't know if I could justify the price. I wish they made a cheaper version like Canon with no VR but beggars can't be choosers.

All in all I had a good time and it just completely confirmed my decision to switch over. Now, the main problem is finding one haha.


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Jun 09, 2012 18:00 |  #6904

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Jun 09, 2012 18:01 |  #6905
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Damn...should I change to Nikon?? Serious question. IS the Nikon equipment as pricy as Canon?


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Jun 09, 2012 18:14 |  #6906

There's a TON of equipment so it really depends on what specifically you're talking about


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Jun 09, 2012 18:14 |  #6907

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Damn...should I change to Nikon?? Serious question. IS the Nikon equipment as pricy as Canon?

Theres usually no exact equivalent to models and lenses. However, if you force them into comparisons, Nikons and Nikkors usually cost more. Forexample, the 50mm 1.8g that everyone is raving about on this thread is ~$70-100 more than the canon equivalent. However, one of the few exceptions is the D800 costing less than the 5D3.


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Jun 09, 2012 18:26 |  #6908

Yes, but I cannot believe how much better the Nikkor 50 1.8g looks compared to its Canon counterpart....at least to my eyes. 35 1.8g as well.

edit: I am very excited about the 40 2.8 of canon. I can't wait to see the IQ of it.


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Jun 09, 2012 18:49 |  #6909

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For me film replaced a 5DII and Leica lenses. I have a high end scanner and shoot MF 6x9 and 6x12 on a Toyo 45A. I have the best LF lenses 55, 110, 210. The results are spectacular. I am going to adapt a d800E on a Nikon LF adapter. Built in panorama on a camera with movements. Make a great meter with live view focus. I get the best of both worlds on the same camera body. I can shoot the d800E as a Dslr with a Mamiya 80/1.9 for portrait which should be just about right in terms of sharpness. I also have a Leica 100 APO that I will adapt. Most of the wide stuff is landscape and on the 4x5.




  
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Jun 09, 2012 19:25 |  #6910

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For me film replaced a 5DII and Leica lenses. I have a high end scanner and shoot MF 6x9 and 6x12 on a Toyo 45A. I have the best LF lenses 55, 110, 210. The results are spectacular. I am going to adapt a d800E on a Nikon LF adapter. Built in panorama on a camera with movements. Make a great meter with live view focus. I get the best of both worlds on the same camera body. I can shoot the d800E as a Dslr with a Mamiya 80/1.9 for portrait which should be just about right in terms of sharpness. I also have a Leica 100 APO that I will adapt. Most of the wide stuff is landscape and on the 4x5.

You didn't mention anything about 4x5 or MF in your original post which is a completely different world when it comes to film and one I'm not that familiar with. When most of us compare film to digital we compare apples to apples, 35mm film to full frame digital.


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Jun 09, 2012 20:04 as a reply to  @ Bob_A's post |  #6911

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Jun 09, 2012 20:34 |  #6912

K6AZ wrote in post #14556299 (external link)
You didn't mention anything about 4x5 or MF in your original post which is a completely different world when it comes to film and one I'm not that familiar with. When most of us compare film to digital we compare apples to apples, 35mm film to full frame digital.

35mm film has utility: APX400 might still be available, tech pan, infrared, there used to be a film called recording film 2475 which produced truly soft rendering. I have sold off all my MF cameras except the Toyo 45A. Great field camera. I can tilt the bed and shoot the 55 which produces 14mm perspective on 4x5. The 55 is crisp with a lot of DOF. It's sweet spot is f/11 to f/16. at f/32 3' to infinity. The 55 is 18mm for 6x12. Really great perspective for near focus panoramic. The 110 is wide normal and the 210 is tele normal. 1-120 6x9, 1-220 6x9, 2-6x12 backs. It's an awesome rig.




  
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Jun 09, 2012 20:48 |  #6913

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35mm film has utility: APX400 might still be available, tech pan, infrared, there used to be a film called recording film 2475 which produced truly soft rendering. I have sold off all my MF cameras except the Toyo 45A. Great field camera. I can tilt the bed and shoot the 55 which produces 14mm perspective on 4x5. The 55 is crisp with a lot of DOF. It's sweet spot is f/11 to f/16. at f/32 3' to infinity. The 55 is 18mm for 6x12. Really great perspective for near focus panoramic. The 110 is wide normal and the 210 is tele normal. 1-120 6x9, 1-220 6x9, 2-6x12 backs. It's an awesome rig.

That's great for landscapes and still shots, as I said I'm not all that familiar with formats other than 35mm. As far as 35mm film goes some is no longer made and what you can get is getting harder to process. The last shop in this town stopped processing film and I'm now forced to use Dwayne's and A&I.


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Jun 10, 2012 00:14 |  #6914

imjason wrote in post #14556078 (external link)
Theres usually no exact equivalent to models and lenses. However, if you force them into comparisons, Nikons and Nikkors usually cost more. Forexample, the 50mm 1.8g that everyone is raving about on this thread is ~$70-100 more than the canon equivalent. However, one of the few exceptions is the D800 costing less than the 5D3.

But the 50 1.8G is like 3x the performance/ build quality of the canon's 50 1.8
You get what you pay for ;)

Btw both canon 50 f/1.8 and 50 f/1.4 is like 20+ years old already! Guess why they never bother to update them :lol:


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