Apart from a little noise in the sky which gets worse in low light, the results from the phone were very good.
Taken at 1/8000 sec at f8 on a 200mm lens. A hundred feet (30m) is about as close as you can get to the rock.
Nikon 24mm PC/E vs 24mm f1.4 - photo results
At any wider aperture the 24mm f1.4 is superior (edges) as the field curvature on the PC/E becomes more obvious.
So f11 is probably as good as it gets with the 24mm PC/E, if you are after max depth of field.
The trees in the far distance (centre) are sharp in both images.
The obvious conclusion is that if shifts and tilts are not essential then the 24mm f1.4 is the best all rounder by far but if shifts and tilts are necessary then the 24mm PC/E is the way to go but great care must be taken in focusing. I've tried the Schneider wide angle pc tilt shift lens and its a little better optically but not perfect. Also its a lot more money, weighs too much and is super slow to use.
I've had a love hate relationship with this lens since the day I got it 4 years ago. Its been back to Nikon twice, once because it seized up and the second time to recalibrate. It was giving results where the edges were sharp
the horizon was sharp but the centre middle distance were often soft. Which made it for me unpredictable and highly frustrating. Anyway Nikon offered to sort it out as it may have been reassembled incorrectly. One of the issues with this lens is field curvature which can make focusing a real challenge, a hair turn either way can make a difference.
The cropped images are from jpegs straight out the camera unsharpened.
So the results are a bit of a mixed bag which is a shame because at its best its brilliant. In the last shot the lens sings in the centre but the edges scream. Is this out of focus due to field curvature and a more limited depth of field? If I'd used a smaller aperture or tried refocusing would the results have been better... probably. But you would think with a 24mm lens focusing and depth of field would never be an issue.
The first 2 images would make perfectly good prints to at least 18 x 12 the last image would show its weakness at 10 x 8.
Scanned from a 6 x 9 negative then edited in photoshop.
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The results from an afternoon out with the Fuji X-E2 the 18-55mm and 27mm pancake lens, read on....
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