Thanks for the review. I had considered this lens for use on my F6, but my attention now returns to the 28mm 2.8 AI-S.
On the subject of flare and ghosting, at night, I wanted to mention that one's filter introduces its own set of problems, particularly ghosting. I rarely use filters at night, and when I do, I only use the better multi-coated filters. Hoods, yes; filters, rarely.
You wrote this just after my praise for the Nikon 28mm f/2.0 AI og AI-s, so just to be sure, you did not mix those lenses - I do not know if the 2.8 is good in this area, but I know the 2.0
really are fantastic in this area, and I think THE best or at least one of the very best ever from Nikon in the flare/ghosting area - you really have to work hard to get it, and there is NO nano coating !!!!! so the old ones with fine inner construction can do the thing.
I bought it mainly for this feature, and when I got it (E-bay) I tryed it, and after some work and a lot of trying ... I got it, but then I found out there was a cheap uv-filter sitting on it
, so.... of course you c a n get it, but it is so easy not to get it, and for me I like a lens with big resistance against this flare/ghoating, because I like backlighting and shooting with sun or strong light (night-shooting) in the frame.