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  • Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom
    Zoom Pentax Wide Angle 645 Macro Standard Zoom Wide Angle Zoom Telephoto Standard Wide Angle Telephoto 645 Standard 645 Telephoto Zoom Sigma Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Telephoto Zoom Sony Minolta Wide Angle Standard Telephoto Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Tamron Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Tokina Wide Angle Standard Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto

    Original URL path: http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/nikon/nikon-telephoto-zoom/117-nikon-18-200mm-f35-56-g-ed-if-af-s-vr-dx-zoom (2016-02-18)
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  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Zoom
    Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Macro Wide Angle Zoom Pentax Wide Angle 645 Macro Standard Zoom Wide Angle Zoom Telephoto Standard Wide Angle Telephoto 645 Standard 645 Telephoto Zoom Sigma Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Telephoto Zoom Sony Minolta Wide Angle Standard Telephoto Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Tamron Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Tokina Wide Angle Standard

    Original URL path: http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/nikon/nikon-telephoto-zoom/114-nikon-70-300mm-f4-56g-af-zoom (2016-02-18)
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  • Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens Review
    factor senosrs the field of view of the lens will resemble a 128 640mm prime on a full frame camera The lens can be easily adapted to Canon and Olympus cameras using readily available Nikon F to Canon or Nikon F to Olympus 4 3 adapters Summary Lens Composition 17 elements in 11 groups Angular Field 6 30 degrees Minimum Focus 2 3m 7 5ft Focusing Action AF MF f stop Scale f 4 5 f 32 manual electronic Filter Size 77mm Lens Hood HB 24 included Weight 1360g 48oz Dimensions 91x171mm 3 6x6 7 Lens Case CL M1 Field Tests As mentioned earlier Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80 400mm f 4 5 5 6D ED is a traditional AFD class lens which means that the AF system is pretty much dependent on your camera AFD focusing has never been very fast and this lens is no exception it takes quite a bit of time for the camera motor to spin the lens elements back and forth to catch the focus The focus limiter switch can help here especially for the closeup work what closeup at 2 3m minimum distance some might ask where the switch limits the focusing between 2 3m and 3 5m Just keep that in mind when trying to capture fast moving objects The VR system worked pretty flawlessly With Canon being the de factor leader in image stabilization technologies many might think that Nkon s VR system would very likely to be second to Canon s Far from it while the system is a little bit noisy the lens makes distinct clicking and whirling sounds when the VR system is engaged performance wise it did not seem to lag in any aspect at all Image quality wise the lens showed quite good results in the short end of the zoom range resolving capabilities in the 80 200mm range were quite solid with no visible signs of softness throughout the aperture settings However the image quality started to degrade beyond 200mm first around borders at wider apertures and by 400mm pretty much throughout the entire picture frame Vignetting 80mm f 4 5 Full frame vs 1 6x crop Vignetting 400mm f 5 6 Full frame vs 1 6x crop The lens showed mild amount of vignetting on a full frame camera which persisted throughout the zoom range at the widest aperture settings Nothing disastrous but somewhat surprising considering that we are dealing with a telephoto zoom lens here Vignetting on an APS C camera persisted at pretty minimal levels at 80mm end of the zoom range disappearing somewhere around 200mm Stopping down the lens obviously helps reduce vignetting and by f 8 AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80 400mm f 4 5 5 6D ED shows basically no color falloff Flare handling was decent as can be seen from the shots below With a strong direct light source positioned close to the image frame in the samples below the sun was hitting the front element of

    Original URL path: http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/nikon/nikon-telephoto-zoom/121-nikon-af-vr-zoom-nikkor-80-400mm-f45-56d-ed-lens-review (2016-02-18)
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  • Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Lens Review
    maximum aperture meaning that the maximum aperture changes with focusing distance a rather unusual optical design for a macro lens For example the advertised maximum aperture of f 2 8 is only available in the infinity to 1m focusing range The closer you are focusing the smaller the maximum aperture becomes and by the time you get to 22cm the minimum focusing distance of the lens where it gives life size macro the minimum aperture turns to f 5 All this makes macro photography with this lens rather challenging because of the smaller maximum apertures at closeup distances you will end up using longer shutter speeds Two sample shots below demonstrate this concept the first shot was taken at the focusing distance of 1 5m giving us the maximum working aperture of f 2 8 while the second shot was taken at 90cm resulting in the maximum working aperture of f 3 2 The lens showcased pretty good performance in the field Image quality remained very good on both APS C as well as FF cameras both image center as well as borders remained adequately sharp There was a slight variation at f 2 8 the widest supported aperture setting borders seemed slightly softer compared to the center but then again this should not be a major problem in real life photography since most users will likely use some form of sharpening during post processing ISO 400 1 50 f 2 8 Nikon D3 1 5m ISO 400 1 50 f 3 2 Nikon D3 90cm Then there s also the issue of the minimum focusing distance which is pretty short here At 22cm where the lens produces the life size magnification the subject of interest is going to be way too close to the front element of the lens this is obviously not an issue with Nikon s lens only but rather a trait of most standard macro primes Why does this matter For one thing those of you shooting live subjects like insects butterflies etc will find it rather hard to get the lens that close Secondly press the shutter button half way to auto focus and you will see pretty much all your subjects disappear in a thin air the auto focusing is pretty noisy with distinct whirling and clicking which would startle most tiny things at such close distances Hence yYou would probably be better served by a slightly longer macro lens that would also have a longer minimum focusing distance On the other hand if your macro work mostly revolves around still objects then the short distance as well as slow maximum aperture at the minimum focusing distance should not affect you that much Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title View the embedded image gallery online at http slrlensreview com web reviews nikon nikon macro 136 nikon af micro nikkor 60mm f28d lens review sigProGalleria36de2c65a6 When shot with wide open apertures I say apertures because of the variable maximum apertures which depends on the distance to the subject the lens produced mostly uniformly lit out of focus highlights with occasional harsher lit edges here and there Contrast transitions in near and far OOF areas were neutral although the feeling was exasperated by seemingly lower levels of contrast at wider apertures There was no sign of double edging around OOF objects 1 1 macro ISO 400 1 20 f 4 8 60mm Nikon D3 Image quality at macro levels did not seem to suffer at all there was no visible image degradation throughout the aperture range although it is obviously somewhat hard to visually measure border quality at such close distances due to the shallower depth of field which blurs a good bulk of the frame The lens showed moderate amount of light falloff on a full frame camera This was most noticeable at f 2 8 which is obviously expected but vignetting continued to persists even with stopped down apertures The amount of vignetting obviously was lower at smaller apertures and by f 5 6 vignetting was pretty much all but gone And on an APS C type camera the lens showed pretty minimal vignetting even at widest aperture settings Vignetting f 2 8 full frame vs APS C Handling of flare was somewhat of a mixed story The two shots below demonstrate the impact of a strong direct light source positioned close to the picture frame the sun in these shots was hitting the front element of the lens from the left hand side at 50 degrees The outcome is a generally reduced contrast across the entire frame which persists throughout the aperture range of the lens Not that unusual However at smaller apertures the picture to the right shows the same scene taken at f 8 the lens started to show occasional ghosting and bright sun ray streaks Not what I d call the most graceful way to handle flare but considering that most flare could be avoided either with the right lens hood or with an alternative frame composition users should not over react here Left ISO 200 1 2500 f 2 8 Right ISO 200 1 320 f 8 Nikon D3 Color handling was quite decent color palette remained pretty neutral across the aperture range although as mentioned above the lens seemed to produce slightly less contrasty images at close distances Color fringing was under control with no major signs of lateral or longitudinal aberration Distortion was non existent or at least not visible to the naked eye which should be a norm in good standard primes ISO 200 1 1600 f 2 8 60mm 100 crop Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title View the embedded image gallery online at http slrlensreview com web reviews nikon nikon macro 136 nikon af micro nikkor 60mm f28d lens review sigProGalleria882178f0f7 Lab Tests Please note that MTF50 results for APS C and Full Frame cameras as well as cameras from different manufacturers are not cross comparable despite the

    Original URL path: http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/nikon/nikon-macro/136-nikon-af-micro-nikkor-60mm-f28d-lens-review (2016-02-18)
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  • Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
    Zoom Telephoto Zoom Macro Wide Angle Zoom Pentax Wide Angle 645 Macro Standard Zoom Wide Angle Zoom Telephoto Standard Wide Angle Telephoto 645 Standard 645 Telephoto Zoom Sigma Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Telephoto Zoom Sony Minolta Wide Angle Standard Telephoto Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Tamron Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Tokina Wide Angle Standard Macro

    Original URL path: http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/nikon/nikon-macro/526-nikon-af-s-micro-nikkor-60mm-f28g-ed (2016-02-18)
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  • Nikon AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED IF
    Zoom Macro Wide Angle Zoom Pentax Wide Angle 645 Macro Standard Zoom Wide Angle Zoom Telephoto Standard Wide Angle Telephoto 645 Standard 645 Telephoto Zoom Sigma Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Telephoto Zoom Sony Minolta Wide Angle Standard Telephoto Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Tamron Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Tokina Wide Angle Standard Macro Wide Angle

    Original URL path: http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/nikon/nikon-macro/135-nikon-af-s-vr-micro-nikkor-105mm-f28g-ed-if (2016-02-18)
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  • Olympus (OM) Zuiko 18mm f/3.5
    Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Macro Wide Angle Zoom Pentax Wide Angle 645 Macro Standard Zoom Wide Angle Zoom Telephoto Standard Wide Angle Telephoto 645 Standard 645 Telephoto Zoom Sigma Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Telephoto Zoom Sony Minolta Wide Angle Standard Telephoto Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Tamron Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Tokina Wide Angle

    Original URL path: http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/olympus/olympus-ultra-wide-angle/408-olympus-om-zuiko-18mm-f35 (2016-02-18)
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  • Olympus (OM) Zuiko 24mm f/2
    Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Macro Wide Angle Zoom Pentax Wide Angle 645 Macro Standard Zoom Wide Angle Zoom Telephoto Standard Wide Angle Telephoto 645 Standard 645 Telephoto Zoom Sigma Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Telephoto Zoom Sony Minolta Wide Angle Standard Telephoto Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Tamron Wide Angle Macro Wide Angle Zoom Standard Zoom Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Tokina Wide

    Original URL path: http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/olympus/olympus-ultra-wide-angle/410-olympus-om-zuiko-24mm-f2 (2016-02-18)
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