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Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Photography Lenses, including the Nikon Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR Review.

lukaesenko
Excellent review, thank you. Great to see that the technical tests confirm what I noticed on field while using this lens. Back in August last year I made a field review of this lens. I was lucky to be among the first to be able to purchase it. Since then, it has completely replaced both my Z 24-70 f4 S lens and the f-mount 70-200 f4. Even the smaller aperture is not an issue most of the time. I like to complement it with Nikon 1.8 S prime lenses (35, 50, 85). When doing portraits or when shallow DOF is desired.

Made by lukaesenko on 15 Mar 2021 6:35PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

rfwilliams
This is a very good lens, but unfortunately Tamron is not in the business of keeping the firmware updated on this model. I have one that I use on a Nikon D750 and would like to use on my Nikon Z6 with the FTZ adapter, but the lens does not work. I also have the Tamron 35mm F/1.8, the 45mm F/1.8, the 85mm F/1.8 and they all work with the FTZ adapter. Oh, Tamron still sells this lens, but they don't have a fix for the newer Nikon cameras. If you every want to go Nikon Mirrorless, you do not want this lens!

Made by rfwilliams on 3 Mar 2021 9:57PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

JoanLParks
Thanks a lot for this review. The wideness of this lens is fantastic. I should take a more specific look at it.
Recently I engaged in a similar topic and I would be happy to hear your thoughts about my reviews. Hope you share your opinion on it

Made by JoanLParks on 13 Feb 2021 8:43PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

LenShepherd
First a minor typo. In the description beneath the 14-24 it is described as a 12-24.

Second - a great summary of some outstanding optics Tongue

I only own 3 of the ones in the list - so far.

I minor comment on the 14-24 - in the early release notes Nikon mentioned a price of 2,399 - and 2-3 weeks later increased it to 2,499.

Made by LenShepherd on 6 Feb 2021 8:41AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Oxygenum
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-17-70mm-f-2-8-di-iii-a-vc-rxd-lens-review-35221/performance

This photo is not sharp , blurry ?
SR not work?

Made by Oxygenum on 27 Jan 2021 11:23AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

josa
Nice lens!

Made by josa on 27 Jan 2021 10:09AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

JKoerner007
I agree this is a ridiculous "review."
I double-down on the idea that for any "reviewer" to complain about "no AF" on a precision manual[ optic is absurd.

What this dense reviewer fails to comprehend is some people actually enjoy the "handling" of a long focus-throw in the effort to absolutely, and precisely, nail focus on a tripod.

Just because the reviewer is a hand-holding "snapper," doesn't mean that other photographers won't actually take their time to compose and focus with precision, and don't enjoy the short/imprecise "looseness" of AF glass.

The outstanding 135 Zeiss APO Sonnar deserved a review by somebody actually competent enough to give give one.

Made by JKoerner007 on 26 Jan 2021 5:04PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Lance_B

Quote:How can a 50 mm be so long? It seems Nikon is using F mount optical scheme adding just room and some optics to correct for mirrorless shorter distance.


Then you don't understand lens design. The diameter of the flange as awell as the flange to sensor distance can make a large difference in the end performance. If you look at the design of the lens here:
https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/z-mount/z_50mmf12s/spec.htm
you can see that the rear element goes right to the back of the lens as close as possible to the sensor without protruding past the mount. Not only that, but the width of the last element is almost as wide as the mount throat which would not be possible with the old F mount. So, the new mount has allowed Nikon to design the lens to take full advantage of the extra room this new mount allows.

An AF 50mm f1.2 was NOT possible with the F mount as there was not enough room for the electrical contacts as well as the wider throat required for wider rear element. Added to that, to keep CA and other distortions at bay, this required a wider mount and closer rear element which has been achieved with the new mount. Edge to edge sharpness, wide open sharpness, virtually non existent CA, low distortion, excellent bokeh and decent bokeh balls would be basically un-achievable in the old F mount. Even if they could have achieved some of these benefits, it would have been even larger and heavier and much more expensive than this Z mount design due to the use of much more glass, and more importantly more exotic glass, to correct for aberrations even if they could have been corrected in an F mount design.

This is obviously not a lens for the average punter. This is a lens for specialist use for pros and advanced amateurs that want to get wide open sharpness and shallow DOF for that special look. I see it as another benchmark lens for Nikon. If you want a 50mm lens that does mostly what the 50 f1.2S lens can do but only a half stop slower, look at the sensatioonal 50mm f1.8S that has been compared to some of the best exotics out there. Small, light and a relative bargain.

Made by Lance_B on 22 Dec 2020 9:57PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

UKMike2013
An outstanding lens no doubt - but an absurd size! Can't see many carrying anything like that for a 50mm.

Made by UKMike2013 on 22 Dec 2020 6:05PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Tiberio
How can a 50 mm be so long? It seems Nikon is using F mount optical scheme adding just room and some optics to correct for mirrorless shorter distance.

Made by Tiberio on 22 Dec 2020 9:49AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply