16mm Nikkor vs 14mm Nikkor on a D1
I just acquired a used D1 body and I'm loving it (slightly overwhelmed by the learning curve, but loving it anyway!). I've been looking at various wide angle options because of the focal length multiplier effect (I love my 20mm MF Nikkkor, but it's not really wide on the D1). Has anyone used the 16mm Nikkor with a D1? What is the effect like? It's hard to judge what will happen with this lens' effective coverage, given its 180 degree angle on 35mm; in my mind the 16mm doesn't translate x1.5 in the same way that 14mm would (becoming 21mm). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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#1. "RE: 16mm Nikkor vs 14mm Nikkor on a D1" | In response to Reply # 0AlanC Basic MemberMon 29-Apr-02 02:32 PM
The widest angle lens I own is the 17-35mm zoom - so at 17mm I'm getting a field of view equivalent to 25.5mm.
That's the key thing to remember: the images from the D1 are the central 2/3rds of a 35mm image so you get the depth of field associated with the shorter focal length. You also get to avoid problems such as vignetting or any fall-off in sharpness towards the edges of the image, so while you sacrifice your really wide angle capabilities you do get some advantages in return.
Glad to hear you're enjoying your D1.
#2. "RE: 16mm Nikkor vs 14mm Nikkor on a D1" | In response to Reply # 0BJNicholls Charter MemberMon 29-Apr-02 09:05 PM
Keep in mind the 16mm is a fisheye, so it creates curvilinear distortion on all the straight lines in the image. The 14mm is rectilinear - lines will converge, but stay straight in a rectilinear wide angle. Angle of coverage isn't the only issue...
#3. "RE: 16mm Nikkor vs 14mm Nikkor on a D1" | In response to Reply # 0Konstantin M Registered since 23rd Apr 2002Tue 30-Apr-02 05:30 AM
Here is a couple of things to consider.
First of all try to think of the 1.5x effect like croping the field of view. So it will apply to everything what lens do with the image.
As about 14mm Nikkor I will point you on the following link. It seems that there is a problem with D1x.