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Going Wide with a 28mm Lens

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Going Wide with a 28mm Lens

26 Oct 2020 10:25AM   Views : 307 Unique : 225

Once upon a time I could afford a cheap 35mm lens, but that wasn't very wide nor did I find it very exciting. Then I discovered the cheap 28mm lenses, better but with quite poor quality sometimes. Eventually the Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 offered something a little better.

Today I'm looking at the images I shot with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4, using the Nikon D810 body. Here we have a very different beast, in quality, speed and price. 28mm really doesn't feel all that wide these days, but it does still need some care with composition to get the best out of it. I'm going to delve now into the images I shot for the EPZ review and see how I now feel about them, processed anew.

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If I have a lens for review and I'm going away, then I just take it with me and use it as my kit for the day somewhere. As I would be spending the day shooting images for pleasure anyway, it makes no difference to continue with the review process. My conclusion is that, great lens as it may be, 28mm is not quite wide enough for my personal taste, but almost acceptable as a general purpose lens. No doubt Ricoh would agree, as their fixed focal length GR cameras use a 28mm-equivalent lens.

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