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What to test next?
Nikon AF-S VR 16-35/4.0G vs. AF-S 14-24/2.8G 24%  24%  [ 5 ]
micro Nikkors comparison including the new 40mm 57%  57%  [ 12 ]
Nikon AF-S VR 24-120/4.0G vs. AF-S 24-70/2.8G 19%  19%  [ 4 ]
The new Nikon AF-S VRII 80-400/4.5-5.6G (hehe, gotcha!) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:28 pm 
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I'm currently contemplating my next Nikon lens testing and was wondering what your priorities would be. Feel free to comment should my suggestions in the vote not hit your nerve.

And please keep in mind: I'm not promising anything...

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I'd love to see a direct comparison between the macros & the practicalities of each. 8)

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Nikkor 200mm F2 VRII.


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I'd love to see the micros compared! Otherwise, perhaps a comparison between the standard zooms, the 24-70 and 24-105.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:58 am 
40mm...boring...they will all be sharp.
palakaboy took the words right out of my mouth :P nikon 200mm F2!

from the poll,I voted the 2 ultra-wide lenses for a comparisson test


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I'm really struggling with the concept of a macro shoot-out:
- those lenses should all be pretty sharp at standard testing distances/magnifications of 1:30-1:100.
- it is extremely hard to test the image quality at say 1:2 magnification, because I simply don't have a test-target resolving fine enough.
- most image imperfections of a macro lens tend to be outweighed by the influence of either extremely shallow dof and field curvature at large apertures or diffraction when stopping down.
- Is field curvature an interesting topic? I've never really measured it, although it's easy enough to give you an impression on a perfectly flat target. But then: do you care?

So any input on that would be interesting from those voting for a macro shootout.

The others should just go ahead and vote/comment on their favorite subjects...

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Id love to see your thoughts on a 24-120 (the new one) Thomas.

Its not a lens Ive played with yet


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If not a macro shootout, I'd really like to see a standalone review of the new Micro Nikkor from you Thomas...


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40mm here. Despite that lens being "weird", I think it has a lot of potential as a budget option.

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I'd like to see a 40mm micro review as well, right now I'm saving up for the 105mm micro, but it would still be interesting to see the test results of the 40mm. It really is an interesting budget option.

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I'll be trying to get the DX 40/2.8, DX 85/3.5 VR and see how they perform (also compared to the 105/2.8 VR for which you can see my review here).

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:40 pm 
Thomas,you know what would be great? A comparisson of those 2 macros with the Tamron 60mm F/2.0. I really like the Tammy & it would be the only macro lens in this range I would buy,because of it's bright aperture (& very crisp details).
I believe that a good macro can be doubled for a portrait lens & something like F/3.5 isn't that great.


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Definitely Micros

We generally know the others are 'horses for courses' (i.e. 14.24 can't take filters, but knocks the 16-35 in other ways) but a micro write up would be good.


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16-35/4.0G vs. AF-S 14-24

I will never buy a full frame camera, so 24 mm is useless. Macro, I don't do that often and some zooms can get really close.

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If you're never going to buy a full frame body, I'd suggest the outcome of that test is reasonably useless to you :shock:

Even more useless if you're shooting Olympus!


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