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Nikkor 28mm 2.8 vs Nikkor 35mm 1.8 af-s dx

by wolfbreath / January 30, 2011 10:52 PM PST

Looking for a fixed wide angle lens that will not cost me an arm and a leg. Currently, my lens of choice is the Nikkor 50mm 1.8d. The quality is just unparalleled, but I want a wide angle lens of similar (if not better) image quality. I hear good things about both lenses, and then I read bad things too. Is the soft focus and vignetting on the 28mm that bad? How about the chromatic aberration on the 35mm? The chromatic aberration on the 18-55mm af-s kit lens was terrible (to me), so I sold it. I read reviews and need some real world comparison from users. I'd like a nice wide angle look for landscape or indoor photography. Quality pictures in low light situations is definitely a plus.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 31, 2011 5:36 AM PST
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cool page
by wolfbreath / January 31, 2011 12:23 PM PST
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Nikon D90. DSLR not full frame format.

Also, I should be more specific, I meant the Nikkor 28mm 2.8D

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oh and....
by wolfbreath / January 31, 2011 12:38 PM PST
In reply to: cool page

also, while the view angle is really cool on this page, I guess I'm more interested in picture quality. if one is substantially better than the other...

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Verdict
by PistonCupChampion / February 1, 2011 3:13 PM PST
In reply to: oh and....

Photozone.de has tested both lenses. They much prefer the 35mm lens, giving it four out of five stars for optical quality, and a full five stars for price/performance. The main drawback of the 35mm is that on your D90, the crop factor will give you an angle of view like a 52.5mm lens on a full frame camera...not wide at all.

http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-aps-c-lens-tests/213-nikkor-af-28mm-f28d-review--test-report

http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-aps-c-lens-tests/213-nikkor-af-28mm-f28d-review--test-report

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35mm it is!
by wolfbreath / February 2, 2011 3:06 AM PST
In reply to: Verdict

Yeah, after reading more about it and comparing picture samples, I feel 35mm DX would be best to get next. Its not that wide, but that's ok, it'll give me more to work with than the 50mm.

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