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    Hi guys, i would like you opinion from your on this subject.
    For you what is the sharpest lenses from nikon?
    Ive a lot of pictures and this one got my atenction:

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=430643

    This is ultra sharp, very nice photo.
    Dont know if is from a nikon or canon.
    Your opinion is welcome.

    Best Regards

    Sergio Domingos
    Click Here to view my aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!

  • #2
    One of my friends has just bought that lens and he says's it's very good...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by serginho

      This is ultra sharp, very nice photo.
      Dont know if is from a nikon or canon.
      Your opinion is welcome.
      This photographers profile says he is using Nikon equipment, so I would have to say most likely its from a Nikon lens.
      Canon 20D & BG-E2 Grip
      EF 50mm 1.4 USM
      EF-S 18-55mm
      EF 28-135mm IS USM
      EF 70-200mm f4L
      EF 100-400L IS
      1.4X II Teleconverter
      Canon 420EX Speedlite
      Canon 430EX Speedlite
      Manfrotto Tripod and Monopod

      David Wilson | Through the Fence Photography



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      • #4
        Well the best Nikon lense I know is the fantastic classic Nikon AF-S 300 2.8D prime. It is awesome.

        Good but not in the same league are the 80-200 2.8D and 70-200 2.8 VR zooms.

        And I have heard lots of praise for the the other 400 to 600mm primes and the 200-400 VR.

        samples from the 300mm prime

        [photoid=409547]
        [photoid=409567]

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        • #5
          Originally posted by serginho
          Hi guys, i would like you opinion from your on this subject.
          For you what is the sharpest lenses from nikon?
          Ive a lot of pictures and this one got my atenction:
          Glad you liked it

          I took this picture with the Nikon 80-400VR on a D100, which is an excellent combi for aviation photography. Further details: 1/320s, F7.1, 310mm, ISO200, +0.7 stop exposure compensation.

          Roel.

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          • #6
            I hear that the Nikkor 70-300G is a pretty sharp lense.

            Kevin

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            • #7
              It is, Im just very conservative with sharpening in PS on that pic.

              But I have other examples that show the sharpness better :


              [photoid=409553]

              [photoid=309628]

              [photoid=309633]

              [photoid=310894]

              This pic shows the strength of the AF-S 300 2.8 very well imho. The Tornado was in full bruner and so very fast.

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              • #8
                Thanks for all the replys.
                seahawk, your photos are great but the Nikon AF-S 300 2.8 is very expensive, im saving for the Nikon 80-400, but ive read that this lenses will be upgraded, does someone knows anything?


                Best Regards

                Sergio Domingos
                Click Here to view my aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!

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                • #9
                  Welll, there are rumors that Nikon will show an AF-S version of that lense (and/or the AF-S 70-300VR) in summer. Imho an AF-S version would correct the most obvious problem of that lense, which is the slow autofocus. Apart from that is is a good lense in its class. Imho not one of the best Nikons, but a good lense nevertheless. If you really need those 400mm then you should try that lense without the AF-S first, as the AF-S version will be more expensive.

                  If you can do without the 400mm, there is a very interesting Sigma lense the 100-300 4.0 HSM. I have heard many good things about it. The built quality is said to be good too. If you can try that lense as well.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by seahawk
                    ...Imho an AF-S version would correct the most obvious problem of that lense, which is the slow autofocus...
                    I've used the 80-400 lens for about one year now and I have to say that the autofocus is actually not -that- slow. It's definitely not the fastest out there but at least fast enough for aviation photography as the lens won't move a lot anyway.

                    The worst problem (in my opinion) is that the lens is very sensitive for sensor flare. That is when light reflects back from the sensor to the backside of the lens and again against the sensor leaving an ugly green smear which you have to clone out in Photoshop.

                    Roel.

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                    • #11
                      I think Diezel is right, i emailed lots of people that use the Nikon 80-400 and all of them told that the lenses are not that slow, if you use the limiting switch.
                      Diezel you used the exposure compensation in that shot if it was bright sunny day you would use the same way or -0.7?
                      Im trying to use it but here at Faro the sun is out most of the time.

                      Best Regards


                      Sergio Domingos
                      Click Here to view my aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!

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                      • #12
                        Ah, that could be a reason. In Germany I usually have low light and overcast sky and then I found the lense noticeably slower then the 80-200D. I good light however the difference is really small.

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                        • #13
                          I have the Nikon 80-200mm 2.8 lens and that is a super sharp and fast lens. As for ramp stuff, I recommend the 50mm 1.4 lens.

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                          • #14
                            I use a voigtlander 100-400 on my D70 and sometimes I also have the same problem as Diezel says. The AF is also a bit slow. I used also an Nikor 75-300 lens and this was a great lens for this body! Super sharp pictures and quick AF. I think I will trade my voigtlander for a nikor lens

                            Rgds,
                            ErwinS
                            The only time you have too much fuel is when youre on fire.

                            Erwin

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gocaps16
                              I hear that the Nikkor 70-300G is a pretty sharp lense.

                              Kevin
                              I have that lens, works just fine for me. Of course I'd LOVE to upgrade to the 80-400VR...

                              Any Nikon lens with ED glass will give you the highest quality.
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