I have been reading through posts of this forum a bit and recently decided to register. From what I have read so far I am afraid there is no ideal solution to my first question, but I would like to hear your recommendations nevertheless. Similar topics have been discussed here before but maybe somebody has had some new experiences, so here it goes.
As many others I am looking for a good wideangle lens for my d800e.
I am looking for a 28mm, if there is a much better alternative in 24mm (or 35mm) I might consider it as well. (I am currently using a 50mm 1.4G which I am very happy with.)
- I need this lens mainly for landscape photography
- I am fine with not using the lens below f5.6
- I am fine with manual focus
The Nikon 28mm f1.8 would be nice but it has the problem with uneven (shakey/blurry) areas in most of the images I have seen up to f.11 (where they seem to disappear(?)), as well as focus shift issues reported by some.
The Elmarit-R 28mm (version ii ?) with leitax conversion is often mentioned as pretty good, but some seem to have problems with the mirror hitting the back of the lens. I am not sure I want to dremel a leica lens, but if this is the way to go I might consider it. Can anybody provide full resolution landscape images of a d800 / d800e with said lens? I'd be very interested in these.
The results I have seen of the Voigtländer Ultron 28mm slII didn't seem too impressive, but if anybody can provide landscape (or cityscape) images at around f8-f11 (or f5.6), I'd be interested as well.
Same goes for the Zeiss 28mm.
The Sigma 35mm seems to be a common choice but I the overwhelming evidence about its problems with the d800(e) found across the internet disturbs me.
So, I'd appreciate if you could share your experiences with the D800/d800e
and wideangle lenses, especially in 28mm focal length.
Thanks a lot and best regards,