Nikkor 28-80 AF-D on D800

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by acm, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. acm

    acm

    How good my old 28-80 AF-D from my Nikon F75 will be on a Nikon D800?
     
  2. How good is it on film? Would you really buy a 3000-dollar camera to put a 100-dollar lens on it, though?
     
  3. I doubt anyone has that combo handy. What's your hurry?
    Would you really buy a 3000-dollar camera to put a 100-dollar lens on it, though?​
    Seems he already has the 28-80mm, Peter.
     
  4. For what it's worth, I put it on my D300 once. At f/8, it performed quite allright. Colours were mute/muddy, little saturated, though.
    Otherwise, it's unanswerable as the delivery of D800's did not yet start.
     
  5. Is not as bad as somebody may think it is !. I have'it all the time on my D50 and it perform quite well. On the D800 will be a special soft focus lens , and an excellent shock absorber if you ever drop your camera :)
     
  6. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Hi Apurva, in the last month you have started several threads related to the D800, which was announce less than a month ago:
    It seems like sometimes you are interested in the D800 and sometimes not. If you have something like $3000 for a D800, I certainly would hope that you either already have some good lenses for it or have additional budget for some lenses. Moreover, you already have a good tripod and you practice good technique.
    Whether you already have the 28-80 does not really matter. When you get the D800, if you already have that lens, put it on and see whether you are happy with the results. If you don't already have that lens, I am sure you know whether that is something you want to buy in order to use on the D800.
     
  7. There are two versions of the Nikkor 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6 AF-D lens. I have the newer version, with 0.4m close focus. It's pretty good. Here's a photo taken in 2008 with Black's ISO 200 film (probably the Fuji consumer film of the time) and scanned with a Nikon Coolscan V (100% crops to follow):
    00a68U-447591584.jpg
     
  8. Here's a crop from the top edge of the frame. This is at the full resolution of the Coolscan V, 4000 dpi. (The full image above is 3195x5133 pixels in the original scan.)
    00a68b-447591684.jpg
     
  9. And here's a crop from lower down (but not the lower edge, which isn't in focus). I'm not sure what focal length this is at, or what f-stop, though I'd guess around 35mm and f/8.
    00a68c-447593584.jpg
     
  10. Correction: The original scan of this image is 3721x5699 pixels (about 21 Megapixels). The full image above is slightly cropped.
     
  11. acm

    acm

    Shun, I am absolutely interested in D800, since I have been avoiding buying D700 for more than a year in anticipation of an update. The reason I am asking is that I already have the lens and was curious if it could be well utilized in a full frame camera.
    Apart from that I do have some good optics already- AF-S 105 mm f/2.8, 85 mm f/1.4 AF-D, and 50 mm f/1.8.
    I have some good examples of 28-80 on D90, one of which I am uploading here.
    00a69Z-447613584.jpg
     
  12. acm

    acm

    I certainly would hope that you either already have some good lenses for it or have additional budget for some lenses. Moreover, you already have a good tripod and you practice good technique.
    Shun are you making a statement or just "hoping" ? LOL :)
     

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