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  1. #31
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    Who does Real Estate photography?
    I'm really not happy with this lens. My building photos seem to be a little soft compared to other lenses I use. Plus the contrast is significantly less, too. I'm going to return it and will simply use my 14mm and 18-35mm on my D750 instead for now. After learning more about real estate photography, I'm not sure I will pursue it as much as I had hoped. But I will keep watching some videos in case I change my mind.

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  2. #32
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    I'm not sure how many members will read this thread, but I have a question on where Nikon lenses are manufactured. Since the 10-24mm DX lens wasn't nearly sharp enough for me, I am interested in upgrading from my Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens to the Nikon 16-35mm f/4. It will offer a slightly wider view, have a fixed aperture, VR, and is weather-sealed. Plus it's on sale right now.

    BUT what I found out this lens is manufactured in Venezuela. For me, this is the first I've heard of any Nikon gear being made there. Does anyone know how long lenses have been manufactured there? I even called Nikon and spoke with a rep who couldn't find the answer. He only mentioned some things being made in Japan, Thailand, and Venezuela. I'm only concerned with quality/workmanship for a new lens and was under the impression Nikon switched from Japan to Taiwan for manufacturing lenses. Any idea when the change was made? Searching online isn't bringing up any info. Thanks for any help!
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    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
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  3. #33
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    Cindy, I have never been disappointed with my Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art series. No improvement for getting a wider field, but wider fixed aperture and great image quality. I even sold off my 35mm f/1.8G DX as it just became a redundant lens for my DX kit. My information has Sigma making all their products in Japan.

  4. #34
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by BF Hammer View Post
    Cindy, I have never been disappointed with my Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art series. No improvement for getting a wider field, but wider fixed aperture and great image quality. I even sold off my 35mm f/1.8G DX as it just became a redundant lens for my DX kit. My information has Sigma making all their products in Japan.
    I have the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G lens which is an FX lens. It just isn't quite wide enough. And my 14mm f/2.8 tends to stretch the edges of the images because it can be too wide. Even if I put it on a DX body, that would give a field of view of 21mm which is still too wide.

    But the extra 2mm of the 16-35mm lens should make a difference. There have been times when 18mm left me wanting a little more in the viewfinder than the field of view would allow.

    Isn't the Sigma a DX lens? That would give a field of view of 24-50mm which wouldn't be wide enough for a lot of architecture images. However it's good to know Sigma is still being made in Japan. The quality of many Japanese products tends to be extremely good.
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  5. #35
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    Who does Real Estate photography?
    Allen's Camera had a Nikon 16-35mm f/4 lens in stock that was made in Thailand so I decided to get it. Its sharpness and contrast is definitely more pleasing than the Nikon 10-24mm DX lens that I wound up returning.

    Does anyone remember the TV commercial, I can't believe I ate the whole thing! Well, in a similar fashion, I committed a faux pas for the second time. I switched to Aperture Priority, but my ISO was too high. So I changed it...or so I thought. Instead, I must have hit the wrong button on the back of my D750 so when I used the rear scroll wheel, I moved out of NEF+jpeg to jpeg in both slots. Now I'm considering switching to Auto-ISO when in Aperture Priority.

    This isn't a great edit especially since I lost the auto-correction option for distortion having to edit a jpeg. But I simply wanted to see how the sharpness and contrast looked compared with the previous lens. And there is definitely a noticeable improvement.

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    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  6. #36
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    Well...this has turned into an enigma. My cards are labeled '1' and '2' and always get returned to their respective card slots. I even double-checked to make sure I hadn't made a mistake. Nope. both cards had jpegs on them. After I wrote my previous post, I returned the cards to the slots, reformatted them, then went into the menu to set the body to RAW+jpeg. It was already labeled that. So I have no idea how both cards received jpegs. I took a test shot as a precaution and had RAW+jpeg on the respective cards.

    Over the weekend I will remove the lens and put it back on. The only thing I can think of is a possible electrical glitch. Hopefully it never happens again.

    At least the lens is very sharp with excellent contrast so no complaints.
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  7. #37
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    Re: Who does Real Estate photography?

    My bad, I thought I read in your posts that you were using a DX lens. Actually the 18mm DX = 27mm FX





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