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Subject: [Leica] (Now) Nikon 24-120
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:58:09 -0500

See you here in NY!
As its not so likely I'll be able to get over there! But which I could!

On 1/23/13 7:42 AM, "Philippe Amard" <philippe.amard at> wrote:

>> Le 23 janv. 13 ? 04:41, Mark Rabiner a ?crit :
>>> Philippe Amard posted a shot he did with I think current 24-120
>>> with I
>>> forgot which body on the lug in our last a few months ago heated
>>> discussion
>>> of the focal length range in Nikon. He shot it at 120 and then he
>>> said
>>> cropped a bunch. It was clear as a bell and had an airplane flying
>>> over
>>> head. There was a water. I think a boat.... Impressed the hell outa
>>> most
>>> everybody here and pretty much ended the thread with the idea that
>>> the lens
>>> actually does more than produce a viable image.
>> Mark,
>> I presume this is the one shot you're refering to (thanks for
>> remembering it BTW)
>> a-1297.jpg.html
>> As to the crop and processing, here is the previous frame on the
>> roll, FF and unedited, straight from the tank.
>> .html
>> (click large to see what the obvious limits of the lens are, notably
>> micro contrast)
>> Sometimes it looks sharp,
>> but the bokeh and distortion are so-so as with every nikon lens I've
>> seen through...
>> Oly ZD glass performed much better in all respects; it was just the
>> sensor that triggered my drifting back to nikon.
>> Morals: I own the lousiest of all 24-120's but I won't complain as
>> it was gifted with the D700, and I use it for its convenient range
>> and weight.
>> OTT Alice and I should be NYC third week of Feb, so on top of
>> meeting us if it pleases you, I could lend the lens to you for a
>> live test.
>> Amiti?s
>> Philippe
> One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible
> to the eye. Antoine de Saint Exup?ry in Le Petit Prince.
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