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06-30-2015, 05:06 PM   #5161
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
Nice work. QLD seems back to looking like a paradise. How do you find the lens?
I quite like it. I sold my Nikon 14-24mm to buy this one as I wasn't happy with my copy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dcBear78 Quote
I quite like it. I sold my Nikon 14-24mm to buy this one as I wasn't happy with my copy.
I have a 14-24 which seems to be pretty good although I don't like the stretched corners when lens corrections are applied. I've been eyeing the tamron due to lower distortion mainly, but I doubt I'd sell the Nikon without confirming the Tamron copy's quality first.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
I have a 14-24 which seems to be pretty good although I don't like the stretched corners when lens corrections are applied. I've been eyeing the tamron due to lower distortion mainly, but I doubt I'd sell the Nikon without confirming the Tamron copy's quality first.
My Nikon had poor lens coatings. I bought it grey market and was capable of selling it for what I'd bought it for. And pocket some changed after buying the Tamron. The Tamron is longer but the Nikon is wider across the front element which gave me the impression the Nikon was the bigger lens, although the Tamron is heavier. I find image quality fairly identical except for the lens coating issues my copy had.

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8

Bad Flare Example
by Crew One Photography, on Flickr

Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 VC

Flare and Ghost Test
by Crew One Photography, on Flickr

But friends of mine reproduced the shot with their Nikon 14-24mm and had no issues. Also those starbursts on the Nikon are horrendous. I shoot a lot of my wide stuff at night, with starburst so i am extremely happy with my Tamron purchase. During the day the Nikon was beautiful.


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QuoteOriginally posted by dcBear78 Quote
My Nikon had poor lens coatings. I bought it grey market and was capable of selling it for what I'd bought it for. And pocket some changed after buying the Tamron. The Tamron is longer but the Nikon is wider across the front element which gave me the impression the Nikon was the bigger lens, although the Tamron is heavier. I find image quality fairly identical except for the lens coating issues my copy had.

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8

Bad Flare Example
by Crew One Photography, on Flickr

Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 VC

Flare and Ghost Test
by Crew One Photography, on Flickr

But friends of mine reproduced the shot with their Nikon 14-24mm and had no issues. Also those starbursts on the Nikon are horrendous. I shoot a lot of my wide stuff at night, with starburst so i am extremely happy with my Tamron purchase. During the day the Nikon was beautiful.


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The 1st two shots have vastly different perspective distortion (keystoning) with the Nikon being more exaggerated, probably due to the inclination of the lens. Also, the Tamron shot has a similar background FOV but the foreground is tighter, possibly due to being shot farther away from the subject.

The Nikon does have worse flare than the tamron, according to reviews I've read, but perhaps it's not inferior coatings that are to blame so much as the highly curved front element.

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They were shot months apart and foreground elements changed. They were shot within centremetres of each other. And yeah I shot the Nikon inclined giving the distortion (my bad). Distortion is something I never had a concern with on the Nikon. It has legendary status for a reason.

The Tamron front element is every bit as curved. I just think it benefits from an extra few years of lens coating development.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
I have a 14-24 which seems to be pretty good although I don't like the stretched corners when lens corrections are applied. I've been eyeing the tamron due to lower distortion mainly, but I doubt I'd sell the Nikon without confirming the Tamron copy's quality first.
I bought one for a just completed month long trip to Iceland via Abu Dhabi (Grand Mosque top of my list). Superb. Minimal distortion, great flare resistance, very sharp to the corners and VC and f2.8 of course.

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Reagan library and museum for the football exhibit. Canon 6D with 28 IS/50 STM.









Actor Ronald Reagan played George Gipp in the Knute Rockne movie.


Actual chunk of Berlin wall. Guess which side was which...


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A couple of twilight shots in the Lake District

A7R CZ/Sony 16 - 35 both handheld

Derwentwater at Keswick f/11 1/40 ISO 200



Looking down to Blea Tarn between the two Langdale valleys as two fishermen pack up f/8 1/13 ISO 400



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Some from Glenridding and from 'The Lady of the Lake' on Ullswater. As a side note, although this area of England is called 'The Lake District', there is actually only ONE lake. Bassenthwaite Lake. All the other bodies of water are 'Meres' or 'Waters' or 'Tarns'. So it isn't Lake Windermere, as Windermere is a mere, not a lake...


Sony A7R 70 - 200 f/4

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3. Mark LJ will probably be familiar with these swans. They were looking to be fed, but got nowt on this trip!



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Some from a Windy Ambleside yesterday...

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4. 245 second exposure: big stopper

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6D and new-to-me 50 STM @ 1/125, f5.6, ISO 100.

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Reagan library and museum for the football exhibit. Canon 6D with 28 IS/50 STM.


Actual chunk of Berlin wall. Guess which side was which...

Nice one SpecialK That last image is really great how you framed the reflection in the window.
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A couple from last year with the D800E

1. The last sun of the day is hitting Bowfell above Windermere



2. There was some movement in this one suspect I knocked the tripod during the long exposure:



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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
I bought one for a just completed month long trip to Iceland via Abu Dhabi (Grand Mosque top of my list). Superb. Minimal distortion, great flare resistance, very sharp to the corners and VC and f2.8 of course.
Beautiful shot mate.

I tried a Zeiss 15 last week and didn't like it all that much. Whilst it had much lower distortion (and better flare handling) than the 14-24 it had horrendous coma that I just couldn't abide. I was looking forward to that lens, I also have a Zeiss 21mm which hardly gets used (lazy), as I was hoping to find an excuse to sell the Nikon.
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