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    I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    so I needed a wide angle lens - have nothing under 50mm for my D800E
    anyone think I am crazy ?

    here is the story:

    http://photographylife.com/nikon-20m...s-announcement

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Holy Cow! And only 357 grams. Looking forward to seeing tests. Tim Ashley are you interested?

    Oh, and I don't think you're nuts if you have nothing under 50mm.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    I think the 7.8" close focus is pretty cool too.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Hey we always need a new guinea pig. Its your turn this time. LOL

    Actually sounds like a nice lens
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    I will post some seascapes from San Diego after I get it.

    real classic type images with pretty rocks in the foreground.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    I don't think you're nuts. I ordered one too.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Hmmm... another lens nut. Somebody should ask a shrink to have a look at this forum. He could probably make a healthy living from the members here only

    Since I've found that the D750 is not for me, I'm probably ordering one too. I'll ask one of the other patients if I'm nuts as well
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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    On paper it actually looks better than the 28 1.8
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    these lens are shipping - anyone get one yet ?

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Looks promising, and I like it's diminutive size!
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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Tom Grill should have a report soon.

    Looks promising…...

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Isn't it a given that everyone on this forum is nuts?
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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    That's not fair. There are certainly members who aren't nuts. It's just the posters who are.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    We're coo coo for cocoa puffs!
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    That's not fair. There are certainly members who aren't nuts. It's just the posters who are.
    Nah... those who don't post just haven't come out of the closet yet.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    It's a friggin new lens, of course we all want to know about it and are jealous of first responders who get early copies! It's why forums like ours survive. Misery, mental dysfunction and especially gear addiction all love company!!!
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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Has anyone ever really gone through a 10 step gear addiction program and actually been cured? I thought not. The chances are slim to none so why fight it..... Life's too short

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    Has anyone ever really gone through a 10 step gear addiction program and actually been cured? I thought not. The chances are slim to none so why fight it..... Life's too short

    Dave (D&A)
    I started on a 10 step gear acquisition program once, around 1974 I think that was. I believe I'm around step 278 now, and I'm improving all the time. Is that something similar
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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    I think I'll take my old 20mm AIs for a spin today…. it's been ages since I used it.

    Whoe knows, I may be inspired to buy the new lens……

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    Has anyone ever really gone through a 10 step gear addiction program and actually been cured? I thought not. The chances are slim to none so why fight it..... Life's too short

    Dave (D&A)
    I started with a ten step program but through various acquisitions over the years I ended up with a twenty-seven step program. But I did trade four steps but then acquired six more
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    I went to a meeting once, Guy was the leader... So you know how that one ended up!


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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    first image




    here is the full size link: https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/...3c6a2ae8_o.jpg

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    here is same camera - but Zeiss 21mm @ 3x price


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    Zeiss:


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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    same area - not as good time of day (noon)

    Nikon 20mm:


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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    here is a close up with the Nikon 20mm


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    this lens is bitchin................

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    I started with a ten step program but through various acquisitions over the years I ended up with a twenty-seven step program. But I did trade four steps but then acquired six more
    I started mine the day I joined the forum except mine was the 10 steps to having no money and wanting even more gear. Thanks Guy and Jack
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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Lens looks like a keeper. My wallet will suffer

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    According to Tom Grill this lens is rather good….. time to start saving.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Anybody else have this lens yet - it is sold out locally!

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Check the photos by mysh. Looks pretty good.

    The 20 1.8 - FM Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by trioderob View Post
    so I needed a wide angle lens - have nothing under 50mm for my D800E
    anyone think I am crazy ?

    here is the story:

    http://photographylife.com/nikon-20m...s-announcement
    Any pix yet.....?


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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    no -

    I returned it.

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by trioderob View Post
    no -

    I returned it.
    Interesting -- I was going to say most of the pics I'd seen from it didn't impress me overly. Vanilla images in a light-weight package is what most of the 1.8G lenses seem to offer; not bad, just not overly exciting...
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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    spent the money used MF film lens.

    much more bang for the buck

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    Re: I pre-ordered the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED...anyone think i am nuts ?

    While I can't comment on all situations, my experience has been favorable so far. Here is one from this morning at f/11.

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    Thanks for posting, looks good to me, nice atmospheric photo.

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