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PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« on: October 19, 2016, 08:59:15 »
The new lens has promise outstanding image quality and the Tilt Shift is now accompanied by Perspective Control Rotation which was lacking in the privies PC Nikkor lenses.

All in all a very interesting new lens and I will for sure try it out as soon as possible for my architectural work!
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 09:05:47 »
What an impressive optic!
The independent rotations sound like a significant advance in design over the 24mm PC ED
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 09:54:22 »
The sample images, although small web jpg files looks very promising ;)

http://www.nikon-image.com/products/lens/nikkor/pc_nikkor_19mm_f4e_ed/sample.html
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 10:07:20 »
For a very wide angle lens, the MTF curve is highly impressive. Wonder how this translates into real images.

The 'official' samples published by Nikon do indicate a remarkably rectilinear lens geometry, far superior to that of the 24 PC-E (I assume no post-processing straightening is conducted).

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 10:09:53 »
Great... more space has to be find.
Impressive I must say, and wonder if this design should lead to upgrades on the existing ones.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2016, 10:16:32 »
Yes only a small hint of barrel distortion is visible in the images,,,
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2016, 10:27:18 »
A pity the lens is so darned expensive. However, I guess this is a case of 'you get what you pay for'. Must get a review sample.

I wonder how large the sun shade is - seen no pictures of it yet, but the front has bayonet mount for it. Probably like a medium sized frying pan?

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2016, 10:54:02 »
Yes the shade must be huge,,, Also, It comes with a Slip-on front lens cap,,, not yet to be seen,,,
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2016, 11:28:46 »
According to Nikon's web page the lens does not come with a lens hood... just the LC-K101 Slip-on front lens cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap and the CL-1120 Lens Case.
Maybe they are still trying to figure out how to make a hood for it  ;D

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2016, 11:31:32 »
Yes maybe the bayonet mount in front is for filter-holder only,,,
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2016, 11:48:04 »
Maybe the front lens cap locks with the bayonet at the front. I don't think there is going to be any hood.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2016, 12:08:36 »
I agree would make perfect sense - Protection of the front element is quite important ;)
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2016, 12:20:03 »
Wait! It's not medium format so it can't be any good.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2016, 13:46:06 »
A pity the lens is so darned expensive. However, I guess this is a case of 'you get what you pay for'. Must get a review sample.

I wonder how large the sun shade is - seen no pictures of it yet, but the front has bayonet mount for it. Probably like a medium sized frying pan?
While I am not kind of such the lens user, your images of boat and something else, with previous version of TS, always remembering by me. They were impressive! LZ

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
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