Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E NIKKOR
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great lens, works perfectly
5 February 2014
Summary: Love this lens. Great clarity. I noted the advice about hitting the camera with it. I have so far not had a problem with that, but have had it slip when turned horizontally on my bracket. I'm careful not to tighten the screws too tight, don't want to strip them, but as a result, I have to watch it when turning the camera horizontally on the bracket. The clarity of the photos is so much better than my old lens, no comparison, and it's nice to be able to vary the f stops.
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.
Summary: The first thing that came in my mind when I first tried this wide angle tilt and shift after buying it: "why didn't I buy this lens before???" I always thought that these lenses were more appropriate in architectural photography, but they can do much more than that. For landscape, it is the perfect lens. First, its performances without using the tilt and shift are staggering. The sharpness and contrast are very impressive.
Summary: This is my second tilt/shift lens from the current Nikon crop. I use the 85mm for macro and product photography, and it's been a terrific addition to my collection. When I wanted something more for nature and architecture, I decided to head to the other end of the scale and go with the 24mm, and I've been completely happy with it so far.
Excerpt: I've owned the 85 PC Micro for several years and have used it in a variety of settings. I recently acquired the 24 PC and it is a stellar performer. Having used 4 X 5 view cameras for almost thirty years it is a pleasure to have similar movements and yet to get instant feedback. I use the lens on both a D700 and a D300S. The lens is sharp with high contrast and the close focus distance enables some unusual landscapes.
Summary: I've owned the 85 PC Micro for several years and have used it in a variety of settings. I recently acquired the 24 PC and it is a stellar performer. Having used 4 X 5 view cameras for almost thirty years it is a pleasure to have similar movements and yet to get instant feedback. I use the lens on both a D700 and a D300S. The lens is sharp with high contrast and the close focus distance enables some unusual landscapes.
Excerpt: How many times have you purchased a lens and had second thoughts? It has taken me a few years to finally convince myself to buy the Nikon 24mm PC-E. I am very happy with the lens. Using a D700 I read that the lens when rotated will strike the camera body - which it does. However, I just rotate the lens the other direction, placing the larger knob underneath if I need to shift up.