Nikon Takes the Crown, Sony G Master Needs Work – Photography Article

Roger Cicala at LensRentals is on a quest. A quest to MTF everything that moves… or in this case zooms. After putting off zoom lens comparisons as long as possible, Roger finally bit the bullet and published his 70-200mm f/2.8 MTF chart comparison. What’s an MTF Chart? For those of you who need a refresher, MTF charts measure a lens’ contrast and resolution from the center all the way out to the corners, putting hard numbers to a lens’ overall…

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Can You Actually Tell the Difference? – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84N73p5KwZg] Given how much more it costs to buy an f/1.4 prime compared to an f/1.8, beginners in particular often ask if the upgrade is worth it. Build quality and optical quality being equal, is the difference in light gathering capability and depth of field noticeable? Can you really tell? Photographer and YouTuber Pierre Lambert decided to do a blind “taste test” so to speak and find out if his viewers could actually tell the difference between photos shot…

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Nikon’s 24-70mm f/2.8 Z-Mount Lens is ‘The New Benchmark’: DxOMark – Photography Article

We’ll start with the conclusion. DxOMark has dubbed Nikon’s NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens “the new benchmark for 24-70mm lenses.” The lens’ overall score of 36 makes it the best 24-70mm f/2.8 lens DxOMark has ever tested, and the 5th best zoom lens overall. Not too shabby. You can read the full review here, but suffice it to say the lens does well in almost every category. The areas where the lens struggles the most are distortion at the…

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