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lybarrondo

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Location: New England, United States
Registered: 12 Feb 2009
D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 at 21:45 GMT
Hello,

I am having some issues with lens flare in shots using a 14-24mm nikkor lens where I have bright indoor lights. I'm pleased with the quality otherwise, especially the resolution and sharpness. I've read that the 16mm lens does much better with lens flare and was wondering if anyone has used it on the D800 and what the resulting image size is. I get about 26x13 pixels with the current lens and suspect the 16mm lens is close, though somewhat under that.

It would also be nice to switch back to the 6+2 workflow as 12+2 is a lot more work and the stitching is more problematic. Any feedback on that front would be helpful as well.

Thanks,

Loren
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Sam Rohn

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Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Registered: 5 Mar 2008
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 4:12 GMT
16mm fisheye works fine on D800, 14-24mm is probably sharper but 16mm is certainly acceptable and quicker workflow

the pano linked below was shot w D800 + nikkor 16mm fisheye, 6 around + zenith & nadir

www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/manhattan-rooftop/

final pano was just under 20k x 10k pixels

sam
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Juergen Schrader

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Location: Germany
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Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 8 Oct 2012 at 11:26 GMT
ARGH - this combo is so awfully tempting ...
I think I will hate you for this, Samwink
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Gary Davies

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Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Registered: 1 May 2009
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 8 Oct 2012 at 13:38 GMT
Has anyone on here tried a shaved 10.5mm with the D800?

As the 10.5mm is as good, if not slightly better, than the 16mm it should be okay but I'm still debating whether or not to go for it!
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Sam Rohn

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Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 10 Oct 2012 at 1:52 GMT
these were shot w nikon D800 & shaved 10.5mm nikkor fisheye

only 4 shots around @ 0° (plus bracketing), results in about 12k px wide equi

www.lucapizzaroni.com/news/bianco-trash-exhibitio...

sam
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Gary Davies

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Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Registered: 1 May 2009
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 11 Oct 2012 at 9:10 GMT
Thanks Sam. I shall probably go for it as I need to shoot without the requirement for a zenith shot using the Nodal Ninja R1 head.

Gary
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kasenyee

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Location: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 22 Jun 2012
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 21 Oct 2012 at 0:07 GMT
Hey guys
thanks for all your help, very much appreciated!I've been gone for a while and now that I'm back I have the time to write this post.

I figured a way to get the 16mm and 14-24mm to work on the D800, and as suggested, it was software issue. PTGui's SOP is to label any lens that's more than 15mm in focal length, as a rectilinear lens; and in reverse, any lens 15mm or less is labelled as a fish eye. So 16mm nikon is automatically set as rectilinear, and 14mm (of 14-24) is set to fish eye.

you have two options: set it manually to the proper lens type, or create a custom profile for that lens and/or camera combination so it automatically loads the proper data.

Don't know if this is comon knowledge to everyone here, but if not, here it is

Thanks again for all of your help. I wouldn't be shooting still if it weren't for people like you helping.

Cheers
Alex
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No One

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Location: Sri Lanka
Registered: 14 May 2004
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 25 Oct 2012 at 0:54 GMT
Haaaa, very funny Juergen smile And yes, until Canon brings out their next monster, Nikon rules smile I just picked up a second much older Nikon 16mm, no electronics, or auto anything, but it's seems to be even better than my current more modern Nikon 16mm and it's got DOF scales, what a wonderful thing.

Robert
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lybarrondo

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Location: New England, United States
Registered: 12 Feb 2009
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 2 Nov 2012 at 10:17 GMT
The latest upgrade to ptgui recognizes the EXIF settings for the D800 w/ 14-24mm combination (turn off auto on "lens setting" page and change to rectilinear). The resulting image will be about 18x9K pixels. The lens is rather susceptible to flare, but produces the nicest image quality of any lens I've seen.
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Alain Van Haecke

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Location: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: 1 Jan 2013
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 1 Jan 2013 at 1:21 GMT
updated: 1 Jan 2013 at 1:22 GMT
sam, very clean job at the art gallery, amazing @Manhattan-rooftop!

did you notice the thin parallel lines just around the ceiling highlights, I have this issue with d800e+10.5

I don't think it is a problem of AA bayer filter cos d800e has not, nor an over sharped post-prod (already noticeable without sharpening), so what could be the origin of this artifacts ?
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vrbali

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Location: Bali, Indonesia
Registered: 12 Feb 2010
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 1 Jan 2013 at 2:51 GMT
Read some good things about the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 also. Somebody have experience with this lens? Sure it will not beat the 14-24 on image quality and equirectangular output resolution, but in some tests I read that it matches the (old) Nikkor 16mm fish.
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Philip Warner

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Location: Round Rock, TX, United States
Registered: 14 Mar 2008
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 1 Jan 2013 at 18:08 GMT
The Sigma 15mm FE is cheaper and just as sharp as the Nikon 16mm FE. I've seen where the current Nikon 16mm can get soft along the stitching seams and I decided on the Sigma.

Here's my first test outside the house with it. 360photopro.com/media/ice-ages/

Phil
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vrbali

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Location: Bali, Indonesia
Registered: 12 Feb 2010
Re: D800 with 14-24 or 16mm lens
Posted: 2 Jan 2013 at 6:41 GMT
Thanks for sharing Phil, nice work there, seems the Sigma 15mm delivers good sharpness! Thom Hogan tested and compared it with the Nikkor; www.bythom.com/15lens.htm
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