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melbourne city skyline night cliché

See, any old hack with an obsolete camera can make these postcard shots. (Same shot with an even more obsolete camera here.)


Testing the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G here. It's sharp, although anyone who cares about that for anything but macros and forensics is a bad photographer. It's got more barrel distortion than I would've expected from a slightly-wide prime impersonating a normal, but that's no biggie unless you're shooting the most boring of architecture photos.


The most important thing is the overall look of how the lens renders the photo... and it's like anything else Nikon has brought out in the last five or so years. Sharp, crispy, plasticky, great for those shooting stock or products, boring as fuck for anyone wanting some character in their photos. Got to try it handheld at wider apertures though; tripod shots at f/16 are probably not what it's intended for.

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Taken on April 22, 2010