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Old September 2nd 04, 09:14 PM
Stephen H. Westin
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Dallas writes:

On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 13:52:18 -0400, Stephen H. Westin wrote:

Dallas writes:

I see one on KEH for a grand. Looks like a stunner, but is that price
worth it? Are there any alternatives?

See Ken Rockwell's review at
Brief synopsis:
o it's probably wider than you need or want
o it's very susceptible to flare
o sharpness isn't bad.

He also suggests several alternatives, ranging from Tokina to the
Nikkor 14mm f/2.8 AF.

Thanks Stephen.

I will investigate the 14mm f/2.8 but I am looking for a rectilinear ultra
wide angle. Isn't the 14mm a fisheye?

Nope, that would be the AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D. See
Rackwell claims very little distortion in the 14mm AF lens, and even
less in the 15mm AI-s.

BTW, I take everything Ken Rockwell says with a big bag of salt. Moreover,
I don't even visit his site anymore since he started filling it with
banners and other pop-up **** that lead to porno site and spyware loaders.

Yeah, I meant to warn others that they were heading into pop-up heaven.

-Stephen H. Westin
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