jtorral's reviews

  • Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    afs, build, image quality, contrats
    G makes it unusable on older film cameras

    I just received my 85 a week or so ago and have been happy as heck with it and the D3s.

    I have a growing collection of 85G images on NI. shoild you care to take a look, here are 3 different links to the 85 over there.

    Link 1 is a quick view

    Link 2 is a slide show like flickr

    Link 3 is the gallery view where you can add and remove search filters.

    reviewed September 12th, 2010 (purchased for $1,699)
  • Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* 2.8/21

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Contrast, Sharpness, Lack of distortion, build
    82mm filter can be expensive

    Hundreds of sample images on a canon with thi slens can be found here


    reviewed September 14th, 2010
  • Carl Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* 3.5/18

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Color, contrast, build
    Maybe a little too wide for regular use. Very specific need for this lens

    Sample images on a canon with thi slens can be found here


    reviewed September 14th, 2010
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Build and Optical quality
    Size and weight

    To see hundreds of photos with this lens and compare to others look here:


    You can get an idea of how this lens performs with different camera.

    reviewed January 19th, 2011
  • Carl Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* 1.4/35

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Image quality, build, contrats,

    I know I rated this a 10 in all categories but it is well worth it. This lens is simply amazing and amazing to use. The build quality and focus is the best I have seen of any SLR lens period! Color rendering and contrast is amazing! The only drawback is CA when shooting against a bright background. However, all the other qualities of this lens make up for that and then some. To see some sample taken with this lens have a look here:

    For ZF version:

    More ZF here:

    For ZE version:

    reviewed May 15th, 2011 (purchased for $1,799)