Friday, January 14, 2011

Playing with the BIG BOYS!

What would you do if you found yourself in the middle of $55,000 worth of camera optics?

No, I didn’t steal them, but I ran one of the coolest optical comparison tests I have seen ever.
My day at Lenspro was a long one (I was sick as a dog!), but I think it might be one of the first tests that puts a side by side picture on the face of the many questions that many lens consumers ask.

I modified a sharpness target that fits perfectly in the aspect ratio of a Nikon frame and cut into it a custom made depth of field gauge and ran these lenses through the gauntlet.

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II with TC2

AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2.0 G AF-S IF-ED Lens

AF-S VR Zoom- NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

AF VR Zoom NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VRII


AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 OS

The data will be coming soon on the Photog's Blog.