The

Photo Experience

   

Lens

Test

Comparisons

 

Equip Intro

            

   

 

  LENS

Photozone (5 max)

F.M.  (10 max)

Pop Photo (5 max)

DXO (5 max)

Bjorn (5 max)

           Opt    Mech.  Perform                 close     mid     long
 Sigma    8-16     4.5 4         4        5 9.0            
 Nikon   24-120   4.0   --            
 Nikon   80-400   4.5 3        3.5      3 8.1      4.0
                 
 Nikon    12-24    4.0  4          3        2   8.8      3.5      4.0      5.0
 Nikon    24-70    2.8    3.5       5       3.5   9.4 4 23 on D700 5.0
 Nikon    24-120  4.0       2.5    4.5       2.5      9.4   16 on D700  
 Sigma 50-150 2.8 3.5       4       4   8.4 4.5        
                                
 Sigma 120-300 2.8      9.1          
 Nikon  200-400 4.0     9.5          
     

Sony 70-400

relative to other lenses.

 

 

   

 

 

  LENS

Photo Zone

 Optical quality only

 Nikon 200 F2 4.5  This lens is the benchmark and finest Nikon lens currently in production.
 Nikon 70-200 VR 4.0  A high quality, full frame, professional zoom lens. No argument. 
 Sony 70-400 3.5-4.0  Slightly downgraded due to bokeh. This is a long range telephoto zoom!
 Canon 100-400 LS 3.5  A really popular Canon professional lens.   
 Nikon 24-70 VR 3.5  A high quality, full frame, professional zoom lens. Little argument.   
 Nikon 24-120 F4 2.5  Lot of different opinions on this lens.  Expensive at $1,300.
 Nikon 80-400 2.0  10 year old design with screw focus but not bad at 80-300.
 Nikon 28-300  1.5-2  There are actually people that think this is a pretty good lens.