Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E NIKKOR
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Stevenh111, B&H Photo
25 September 2014
Excerpt: I come from 35+ years of view camera studio and environmental background and 40+ from 35mm and medium format. Including teaching in workshops, Higher Ed, commercial and fine arts.I am using this on a Nikon D800E.While this is a step back from the total control I have using my view cameras it is the next best thing. Focus stacking can be used with it if you can't get all that you need from the tilt/swing, but stacking is such a pain.
Excerpt: Best used for Architecture, some usefulness for Landscape if you need to Scheimpflug. If you don't know this word you don't need this lens. Best way to correct perspective while putting camera a right level to record scene. Next best thing to a view camera. Good: Great optics, sharp, contrasty and easy to understand. Outstanding build and overall excellent piece of glass on a D800. There is remarkably little distortion for a 24mm lens.
Excerpt: I already owned the 45mm PC-E Nikkor, and loved it so much that I finally decided to pony up the additional cash for this wide angle tilt/shift companion lens. Very glad that I did. I don't miss the film days, but the tilt/shift control of my old 8x10 view camera allowed me to take pictures that you simply couldn't take otherwise. These high quality lenses bring much of that capability to the full Frame DSLR world, and they are worth every penny.
Summary: If you have a good copy of the 24 PC-E it sings on the D800. My copy is good. I wish Nikon would update their PC-E glass to the new Canon standards (the incredible 17 and new 24). This lens really does well with the D4 or D3x. Don't stop down below F/8 on a D800, otherwise you will get diffraction.
Excerpt: Perspective control, extreme depth of field, excellent optics - describe this product best. To be able to rotate the lens was unsuspected positive, after reading previous, now obsolete reviews. Glad that Nikon responded to this important demand.
Excerpt: This is a very well made lens, which can produce outstanding quality images. However, it is also a lens which has a significant learning curve. There are technical aspects about a PC lens which one must know and understand to get the best results out of this type of lens. For landscape purposes, the ideal set up for the lens would be for the tilt and shift functions to be parallel to one another, instead of a right angle.