Author Topic: PC 19mm f/4 E ED  (Read 74875 times)

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2016, 14:02:49 »
Yes the shade must be huge,,, Also, It comes with a Slip-on front lens cap,,, not yet to be seen,,,

Apparently Nikon provides no hood for the lens.   :o :o :o
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2016, 14:05:09 »
Large JPG files,,,

http://www.cameraegg.org/pc-nikkor-19mm-f4e-ed-tilt-shift-lens-sample-images/
Those are stunning by composition and highly improved perspective and distortions control. Yes, I've opened those files!   Sharpness is amazing!  THX again!  LZ

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2016, 14:09:15 »
When you click the image you get it in 100% or at least I do,,,
I get this link:

http://www.nikon.com.cn/tmp/CN/4016499630/3760176746/3015334490/1887721864/1781229958/1188208911/569317614.jpg
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2016, 14:11:30 »
When you click the image you get it in 100% or at least I do,,,
I get this link:

http://www.nikon.com.cn/tmp/CN/4016499630/3760176746/3015334490/1887721864/1781229958/1188208911/569317614.jpg
Its done! I am really shocked with its resolving power! Well done, Nikon!  LZ

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2016, 16:09:15 »
Thanks for sharing Erik, but it doesn't help my bank account....

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2016, 16:42:36 »

At least the frequency of updates to Nikon's PC lenses is quite low, so you don't have to upgrade it to a newer version often.  ;)

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2016, 17:59:36 »
Nicely done Nikon. Maybe we can look for upgrades to the other PC-E's...

The lens itself at $3.4K ain't cheap, but I guess compared to my S glass it is ok.

Impressive samples, btw.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2016, 22:44:39 »
Nice to have but expensive

think i might wait for an updated 24 PC-E.
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2016, 22:53:17 »
Interesting.  None of the sample images have more than 1.5 degree of tilt.
The full 7.5 degrees, on a level camera, focused at infinity, should give you a horizontal plane of focus just 6 inches or so below the lens allowing incredible depth of field. 
I really enjoy my 85 PC, but would love the ability to bring that plane up closer that this should allow.

*IF* I've done my math correctly :)

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2016, 20:51:07 »
As Nikon followed Canon in the 24-45-85 Series of T/S PC-E lenses I wonder why they did 19 mm now instead of 17. Was it too complicated or is there another reasonable argument for this choice?
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Re: PC 19mm
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2016, 21:25:45 »
Canon don't make an 85mm tilt shift, theirs is 90mm. Nikon make what focal lengths they want to make.

In my personal opinion the 17mm TS-E is a bit too wide; often yielding images that look unnatural (full shift applied, it is similar to cropping an off center segment from a 10mm lens). I prefer something that looks reasonably natural. I guess this can be a shifting standard and depend on what we are used to seeing.

19mm may be ok as long as it is not shifted more than a few mm and it's close enough to 24mm to make the difference up by cropping (avoiding the field curvature of the Nikon 24 PC, according to Nikon the 19 has a flat field). I am quite happy with unshifted 20mm images as my widest option but sometimes shift can be useful especially for exteriors. I used to use 14-24 and a bit of cropping to simulate shift on a wider than 24mm lens, but rarely used it and most of the time felt it was too much, especially if there were people in the room. Great for giving an exaggerated feeling of space in apartments if that is what is wanted. I try for greater realism. For tiny rooms a wider lens may be necessary but I don't shoot closets and bathrooms. Such tools have their place but I sometimes feel better constraining my options.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2016, 22:55:50 »
I also feel 17 is too wide even 19mm is extremely wide,,, although I shoot bathrooms as well,,, But that is where 14mm comes in handy.

The buildings of today are stacked so closely so 19mm will do the job nicely since 24mm often is too little coverage.

Today I often have to stitch to get the shot, if there is not enough space to move back or if there are unwanted obstacles in the way when moving back.
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2016, 16:02:54 »
Oh no, that front element sticking out! I'd be scared to use it...



Yep.

Wonder if a hood can be made, I'm guessing for the tilt and shift to operate correctly, the hood would be massive.


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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2016, 16:24:08 »
One can only hope the manufacturer has an ample stock of replacement front elements ....

I have seen a fair share of crashed lenses throughout the years, but nothing looking that bad.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2016, 21:23:41 »
Truly bad
Also for me the worst thing i have ever seen
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