Reviews and Problems with Nikon 28mm f/3.5 PC-Nikkor
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Awesome product! very good value, good price for an excellent acquisition
10 March 2014
Summary: I bought this lens in order to improve my architectural photography, i.e. to correct perspective and try to get a very good lens for a very good price I like the quality of the lens, very good construction. Due to the very high prices of the digital tilt/shift lenses I have decided to buy the Nikon 28 mm pc for its high quality.
This is a must lens for any pro or semi-pro working with architecture.
1 February 2014
Summary: This is an older Nikon Perspective Control lens. But as many other older professional Nikon lenses this lens is a bargain for the its price/performance. It is built like a tank just like all older Nikon professional lenses. The quality of craftsmanship is outstanding. Modern plastic "made in china" products cannot come close. The images are sharp throughout the aperture range even wide open.
Summary: I have seen examples of keystoning images corrected in Photoshop. Sometimes they look good, but it involves a lot of interpolation which degrades the sharpness of the image. You also generally lose some of the image near the edges of the frame --- just what and how much is hard to judge before hand. If you photograph tall objects and don't want the keystoning effect, you really need a shift-lens. For years I used the 35mm Nikkor PC and it worked very well.
Summary: Turn your Nikon SLR or DSLR into a View Camera at half the price! Bought this lens only a few months ago. I thought I was going to use it a lot more than I did. Someone else will get a lot more use out of it than I have. Cosmetic condition is mint I'd say. Glass is crystal clear of any fungus, mould, haze or anything like that. Everything works as it should. Comes with front and rear caps. Free shipping. Images show an example of what shift lenses do.
Great lens for architecture and landscape photography
John Kwok, Amazon
2 April 2011
Summary: Nikon remains one of the pioneering manufacturers with respect to perspective control lenses of which this 28mm f3.5 PC Nikkor AI-S lens is a fine example. This lens retains a manual lens diaphragm, which means that lens apertures must be opened and closed via stop-down metering. In plain English, it's not nearly as automatic as most other Nikkor lenses - both manual focusing and autofocusing - when it comes to setting the desired aperture and taking the photograph.
Summary: This lens brings to you a new perspective to make your photographs much better. Of course you can correct perspective distortions with Photoshop but this alternative cuts part of the image and makes it small. Nothing is better than take the picture as it shall be.