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    TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2

    I have had this lens for a few months but never made a reasonably accurate test, so I decided to determine if that field curvature issue that is often attributed to it is a real problem or can be tolerated.
    Results seem to indicate that there is no appreciable field curvature, but that extreme corners are just barely outside of the image circle till 5,6.
    Center and most of image appear to be very sharp from 2,8, with only marginal
    improvement if any stopping down.

    This is the full image.


    _DSC2581small by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    Conversion with PS and ACR not ideal for Nikon (but that's what I have)
    Unfortunately, Flickr takes the unrequested decision of over sharpening the images

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    Re: TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2

    Center at 2,8

    _DSC2579center2,8 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    center at 4

    _DSC2580center4 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    center at 5,6

    _DSC2581center5,6 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    well, near center at 8..

    _DSC2582center8 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    this one also near center at 11

    _DSC2583center11 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

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    Re: TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2

    corner at 2,8

    _DSC2579corner2,8 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    corner at 4

    _DSC2580corner4 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    corner at 5,6

    _DSC2581corner5,6 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    corner at 8

    _DSC2582corner8 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    corner at 11

    _DSC2583corner11 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

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    Re: TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2

    Detail at distance at 8

    _DSC2590a by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr


    _DSC2590b by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

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    Re: TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2

    another shot and 100% crop

    _DSC2592 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr


    _DSC2592b by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr



    As a conclusion, I will keep the lens.
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    Re: TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2


    _DSC2567 by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    This one of a completely flat subject to evaluate field flatness is available full size at F 5,6

    _DSC2567 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    and at 2,8

    _DSC2565 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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    Re: TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2

    Sergio, excellent test and lens. Proves once more that this lens+camera combination works really well to say the least.

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    Re: TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2


    _DSC2601small by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr


    _DSC2601crop by sergio lovisolo, on Flickr

    Thanks Lightleak.
    Added my usual bokeh test shot
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    Re: TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2

    Why do you say ACR isn't a good Nikon option? What do you use instead? And why?

    tnx

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    Re: TEST:d800 elmarit r 2,8 type 2

    I use ACR because it has, in my opinion, the most simple, intuitive and practical interface, and results are generally good. But i must admit that C1, that I tried to use, but is to difficult and complicated for me, gives better color tonalities and accurate tonal rendition.

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