Nikon 45Mm F2.8 Pc-E Nikkor Ed, £853 @ Amazon (£1500 elsewhere) - HotUKDeals
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*** Yes, this is an expensive lens, but it's still nearly £1500 everywhere else, so it's an absolute steal at £850. ***
Please, for anyone that says that it's not worth spending this amount on a lens... this deal isn't for you. It's not even for me, I wouldn't get the value from it, but many others might.

To compare with other places
http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod1011.html

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Designed specifically for architectural and studio photography, the 45mm PC-E (Perspective Control) lens can be adjusted to remove the "leaning back" effect for example when the camera is tilted back to look upwards. This lens features Nano Crystal coating for the best possible light transmission and lowest possible ghosting/ flare.

The following information is detailed on Nikon's website:
Key Features
* 45mm standard NIKKOR with +/-11.5mm shift and +/-8.5° tilt capability.
* Revolution +/-90° (in 30° increments).
* Nano Crystal coat reduces ghosting and flare.
* ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to ensure high resolution and contrast.
* Aperture range of f/2.8 f/32.
* Preview button with electronic aperture control.
* Closest focusing distance: 0.253m.
* Maximum reproduction ratio: 1:2.
* Bayonet lens hood HB-43 and lens case CL-1020 included.
* 9 Circular Diaphragm blades for natural looking out-of-focus areas.

Full Spec
http://www.europe-nikon.com/product/en_GB/products/broad/1664/overview.html
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#1
Not sure pro photographers will be browsing this site...
#2
very good price
but this is a REALLY specialist product
i doubt it will be relevant to many folk here but I REALLY appreciate you posting it
cheers!
#3
Yeah, it's well beyond my skills (have a few Nikons in the family, but nothing beyond a D90 with a 70-300mm lens).
Still, was staggered at how cheap it was (for what it is).
#4
cut_la_roc
Not sure pro photographers will be browsing this site...


Well me and (I'm guessing) the original OP both are so... ummm yeah....

Dont you think Pro Photographers are tight fisted gadget fiends too ?? :)
#5
Don't see why "pro" or even rich amateurs won't be browsing here.. Believe me I am neither but search Nikon on here occasionally just to see what is about. This is an expensive but great deal. Just because I can't afford one doesn't mean it's a bad deal. Would you "cold" a deal for a half price car for example??? even if you didn't want one it'd be a good deal. Heat and rep added.
#6
This lens is a full-size (35mm) lens and not just DX (digital cameras).

Professional photographer will use this on a film camera and not on a digital camera. Digital cameras make the perspective shift correction in lenses abandoned.

I doubt that professional photographers will buy from amazon, so I don't know why they bother listing it, lol.
#7
pet2000
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Digital cameras make the perspective shift correction in lenses abandoned.

...


Not at all. This lens will help to make pictures of buildings look straight and not falling over when you lean the camera back to get the whole image. Has nothing to do with depth of field or depth of focus or digital cameras.

The technical term is the "Scheimpflug Principle".

And yes, pro-photographers do visit here though not normally on the lookout for photographic equipment. :p
#8
is this compatible with the 4.33rds system
#10
Fantastic price for such a specialist lens. Had the equivalent 24mm on my Canon - since moving over to Nikon I did not obtain a tilt and shift type lens but at this price it sure is tempting.
#11
MDC
is this compatible with the 4.33rds system


Would that be the new generation type of cameras such as the GF1 etc?

No I dont think they are compatible.
#12
4/3 is a total different system for olympus and panasonic. don't even think about it
this is a nikon lens and will only install on nikon cmaeras
canon folk can get a converter however, as canon and nikon owners love and hate each other every few seconds . LOL
#13
btw this is not such a great deal, as the next price up is around £1,000
#14
Sadgeek
Not at all. This lens will help to make pictures of buildings look straight and not falling over when you lean the camera back to get the whole image. Has nothing to do with depth of field or depth of focus or digital cameras.

The technical term is the "Scheimpflug Principle".


You obviously know the score. However, if you take the digital route over the film route, there is no need for a pespective correction lens since you can do that digitally on the RAW image afterwards. So if you photograph digital, save your money and get Photoshop instead.
#15
pet2000
You obviously know the score. However, if you take the digital route over the film route, there is no need for a pespective correction lens since you can do that digitally on the RAW image afterwards. So if you photograph digital, save your money and get Photoshop instead.


this is a good point
is it better to get the photo right, or to PP
the overwhelming pro answer is to get it right.
Each PP step (1) degrades quality (2) wastes time - especially on a pro schedule
#16
colonel
btw this is not such a great deal, as the next price up is around £1,000


OK I'll have every spare £150 you don't need or don't think is worth saving!
#17
Sadgeek
Not at all. This lens will help to make pictures of buildings look straight and not falling over when you lean the camera back to get the whole image. Has nothing to do with depth of field or depth of focus or digital cameras.

The technical term is the "Scheimpflug Principle".

And yes, pro-photographers do visit here though not normally on the lookout for photographic equipment. :p


The perfert lens for some. This is known as the "more money than sense principle"
#18
pet2000
This lens is a full-size (35mm) lens and not just DX (digital cameras).

Professional photographer will use this on a film camera and not on a digital camera. Digital cameras make the perspective shift correction in lenses abandoned.

I doubt that professional photographers will buy from amazon, so I don't know why they bother listing it, lol.


Nikon not like Canon with their full frame and cropped flavours? You say this wont fit a full frame Nikon?

Neat trick if the camera can ID verticals and can self correct!
#19
pet2000
You obviously know the score. However, if you take the digital route over the film route, there is no need for a pespective correction lens since you can do that digitally on the RAW image afterwards. So if you photograph digital, save your money and get Photoshop instead.


Some film enlargers have varables to enable perspective control.

Digitally you can control perspective in ANY file format.
#20
Surley the whole point of this site is to post a bargain...no matter how expensive
I am sure someone out there will buy this or inform a friend
#21
I have absolutely no idea what most of you are on about. You sound very clever though.
#22
colonel
btw this is not such a great deal, as the next price up is around £1,000


You sure you are not getting mixed up with the 45mm Micro (Macro) ? Thats about 1k - however I cant see this cheap anywhere else.

Mark
#23
Bargain, if you use Nikon. no more out of place on here than a £2grand push bike is it, not many people NEED one of those either !
#24
Jesus - there are some pillocks on here!

You don't have to be a pro photographer to spend a lot on a lens - I spent £2,000 on one a few years ago - and that was second hand! Why wouldn't a pro be looking on here - do you think they're millionaires that don't have to find savings anywhere - or that they're so busy shooting naked women that haven't time to look on here?

Its a great price for this lens - if it isn't for you don't buy it - simple as that. If you prefer to photoshop your images thats fine - if you prefer film then this allows you to see what you have done through the viewfinder. Why have some people decided to start a debate on the pros/cons of film v digital or this lens v photoshop?

The OP has spotted a bargain and told us about it - isn't that what we are supposed to vote on?
Thanks for taking the time to post it - don't let these idiots put you off.

:x
#25
Idiot=anyone that disagrees with you. SMS
#26
I think this lens will appeal mainly to professional photographers of buildings.

Personally, my Nikon 18-200 zoom lens & 10.5mm fish eye is all I need 90% of the time on my D90.

The small percentage of shots I take that need perspective correction are easily dealt with in Photoshop, which I personally find gives great results.
#27
davek
- or that they're so busy shooting naked women that haven't time to look on here?

:x


yeah, thats about it :lol:
#28
pet2000
You obviously know the score. However, if you take the digital route over the film route, there is no need for a pespective correction lens since you can do that digitally on the RAW image afterwards. So if you photograph digital, save your money and get Photoshop instead.


Just because you can do something in post processing doesn't make it the same. Also Pros/serious amateurs scan negatives these days anyways and work on them digitally.

Altering perspective digitally will often result in inferior results to using a tilt/shift lens. Just as you can sharpen an image in photoshop (or any other image editing program) the results are not as good as using an inherently (often more expensive) lens.

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