Just buy good glass…

Recently shot the Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 manual focus lens. I was shocked at its sharpness and clarity. Reminded me why good glass is well and truely worth the investment. Your images will take on a life of their own. Honestly. Truely. Crazy stuff.

Now this wasnt an exact comparison as they are different focal lengths and different apertures. Also I shot one wide open (28mm) and stopped the other down to its best (20mm: f/8) but even with this handy cap the 28mm stood out as a real performer.

Note the sharpening that these images have received occurred in flickr. Its a little noticeable but non the less the results still stand out.

Click on the image below to see full and proper size.

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Posted on January 6, 2010, in Photography. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. that is a marked difference. i haven’t the cash, but i will make the effort. damn, i wish you hadn’t have made the necessity so clear. your pictures are amazing, cuz.

  2. you can still buy the good stuff cheap. just have to know what to look for…

  3. yeah and a self cleaning sensor would be good, too.

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