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on Jan 1, 2010 in Camera Tech, Lenses

Nikon 28f1.4 AF

02.15.10 This is a lens you might not even be aware Nikon made (it’s now discontinued) though it was released in 1994. The 28f1.4 is an “older” AF lens, but because of its original price tag ($1700) and not being a zoom, it pretty much went unnoticed. Few photographers had a need for ultra fast wide angle, still don’t. I have to admit that while I thought it is a sexy lens (it’s a meaty sucker) the price scared me off as well. But then it went nuts on the used market. And now with the 24f1.4, what will happen to its price? It won’t change that fact the 28f1.4 is one freakin sharp lens! I got mine when I started to explore techniques to do star trails with digital. In pursuing that end, the 28f1.4 came back on my radar screen but I was too late, the used price for the lens often is higher than the old, new price. I lucked out, first by having one loaned...

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