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Towards the end of last year, Zeiss announced that the existing line of Classic Nikon ZF.2 and Canon ZE SLR lenses would be redesigned and re-branded according to the company’s penchant for bird genera. The Milvus lens range consists of several models, with the reviewed 2/50M model an update of the highly-respected 50mm f2 Makro-Planar T*.
Zeiss has replaced its so-called “Classic” range of Nikon ZF.2 and Canon ZE SLR lenses with redesigned models reminiscent of the company’s high-end Otus range. Adopting the scientific name for a genus of birds of prey, the rebranded Milvus lens range consists of several models, with this particular 1.4/50 model featuring an all-new optical design as a replacement for the Planar T* 1,4/50.
As the eagerly-awaited successor to the 16-Mpix D4s, the new Nikon D5 boasts an all-new 20.8-Mpix full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO up to 3.28M (yes, million), 12 fps continuous shooting, a new 153-point AF system, and 4K (UHD) video capabilities. Read on to find out how well the Nikon D5 performs.
Rather than follow established trends for high-grade, high-speed lenses that are inevitably large, heavy, and cumbersome, the manual-focus Loxia series from Zeiss, like the AF Batis range, feature the same high-grade optics, but with more modest maximum apertures in a form factor based on the premise of the tiny size of the Sony A7 full-frame mirrorless cameras themselves. Announced in October, 2015, the $1499 Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 is a super-wide-angle prime with a new Distagon design that’s been optimized for the demands of digital capture.
Announced in January 2014, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is a high-speed premium AF lens with an image circle designed to cover full-frame sensors. When fitted to an APS-C camera, however, the angle of view is equivalent to a 75mm short telephoto.
After releasing the highly-regarded 35mm and 24mm f1.4 DG HSM Art series primes, Sigma has introduced an ultra-fast, high-grade 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art zoom intended to appeal to enthusiasts who might favor convenience over outright lens speed. Available in Canon and now Nikon lens mount versions, the Sigma 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art is a constant-aperture, full-frame zoom designed to rival the equivalent focal length f/2 and f/2.8 primes in image quality, and tempt people away from standard zooms.
Along with the 35mm f/1.8 reviewed previously, third-party maker Tamron also announced an almost identical-looking 45mm f/1.8 model. Like its sibling, this new high-grade prime features image stabilization, one ED glass element, and two aspheres. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.
The new Sony A7S II is the upgrade to the A7S and offers ultra-high sensitivity up to ISO409600 and 5-axis stabilization in what promises to be an impressive available-light camera. In addition, the A7S II builds on its predecessor’s video credentials, adding 4K (UHD) internal and Full HD video up to 120 fps. Read on to find out how well the sensor in this new model performs.
Tamron has added a new moderate wide-angle Nikon F-mount SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens to its range. It features a sophisticated optical layout with VC image stabilization, two ED glass elements and two aspheres. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED (Nikon 24mm f/1.8G) is the seventh f/1.8 prime G-type lens to be added recently to the Nikkor lineup. Designed to maximize the resolution potential of sensors such as the 36Mp Nikon D810, these latest lenses have been breaking new ground for optical performance on Nikon DSLRs.
Although you own a good camera, you can't compaire the results. Used in good light, it will be difficult to see much difference in the resulting pictures. But as soon as the light becomes less or when you start zooming in to details on the pictures, you see differences. If the difference you see, is worth a 10 times more expensive camera? And a very expensive lens? To check the differences, you can compaire your camera with the D810 on this site. And in teh copairison, don't forget to add the price. Enjoy making pictures.
<div id="linkdxomark">This a comment for <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D810">this page on the website</a></div>I have a Nikon D3200 with a 18-55mm lens and a 55-200mm.. I would like to know if it will be compatible with the Nikon D810.. ?
They are SOMEWHAT compatible: you will be able to use them but it will result in worse image than one which you get with D3200: 1) because they are not covering 35mm frame 2) because D810 has smaller DX-crop resolution than D3200.
Of course you may use it with D810 until you get better objectives but you won't be benefitting from D810 until that.
Hello. With the new D810 how quiet is it compared to the D800/e ? I have a D800e and a D7100.. I am considering trading in the D7100 since I tend to use my D800e more. Both cameras i have on quiet mode aren't that quiet. Maybe the shutter has been improved on the D810 ? I heard a Canon EOS 5d -iii and that was very quiet.
I have two of the lenses; the 28-70 AF-s 2.8, and the AF-S 70-200 2.8 VR (1); and the D810. Both lenses are a testament to the adage, Cameras come and go but good lenses are pretty ageless. The AFS 70-200 2.8 VR (1) has only one problem: it vignettes on a full frame DSLR, at wide open apertures. However by f4 it is drastically less pronounced. The center is very sharp. With the D810 it focus very fast. Color and detail are beautiful. The AFS 28-70 2.8 had been my "goto" lens for more than a decade. I just recently semi retired it in favor of the lighter 24-120 f4 vr. I say semi retired, because it is a heavy lens, but it is still too good to discard in favor of the 24-120, so I use it when I trust no other lens to do the job. I don't think you'll be disappointed with its performance on the D810.
Having owned the D5200 and D7100, I always felt something lacking. While I still love my D7100, I always read that "Full Frame" is better or ""Full frame isn't that much better".
I needed to find out for myself because I didn't want to be bothered with the back and forth debate. I purchased my D810 about 3 months ago and I don't want to shoot with my D7100 any longer. Having purchased FX lens for my DX cameras, I instantly had the lens full focal length. I gained extra sharpness and depth of field to my images. The amount of customization and options for the D810 just made it clear to me that the DX vs FX debate is stupid. FX is the way to go, for me at least. I avoid other websites reviews and I only view DXO Marks as the #1 trusted source, again for me at least as it has never steered me wrong.
I just wish Sigma would send DXO Mark the 50mm 1.4 art lens to see what scores it achieves on the D810. Great work team, love the site and the numbers provided in your test.
Hello, could someone please help me understand what's going on with the Nikon 50mm lenses scores on the D810? What I mean by that is, I've spent a bit of time comparing the 1.8G, 1.8D, 1.4G and 1.4D and for the life of me I cannot understand why the 1.4D is at the top of the list between all these. Seems to me that between f/4 and f/11, the 1.8D is actually more uniformly sharp than the 1.8G and just about as sharp at that aperture as the 1.4G and in any case it has the least linear distortion out of all of Nikon's 50mm lenses and is rated at 23P-Mpix overall, higher than the rest. How can this be so and why would they not even put the 1.8D on the list? Also, when comparing the sharpness measurements (field maps) between the 1.4G and 1.4D, it seems to me that the 1.4G is actually better than the 1.4D in overall sharpness yet somehow the D got a higher sharpness score and is considered the top Nikon 50mm for the D810? Either I must be missing something obvious here, (entirely possible) or I'm just totally confused (definitely so). Would someone care to explain?
First, my D800E is back resting in the box after using my new D810 in Jackson Hole for 5 days! I rarely take the Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 off any more... I did strain and used Nikon DC135 F2 a few times. Manual with the 810 is much easier than with the 800E. Other glass in my bag: Nikon 85 F1.4G, 24-70, 70-200 VRII. I have decided that the Otus line is so much better to me, that I will purchase each as the come out. Also, going to loose my DC135 for a Zeiss 135, my mistake to start with! Please keep up the great work DXO!!!
<div id="linkdxomark">This a comment for <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D810">this page on the website</a></div>Nikon AFD 16mm f2.8, Nikon AFD 14mm f2.8,Sigma 20mm f1.8,nikon AFD 50mm f1.4,Nikon AFD 60mm f2.8 micro Nikkor,Nikon AFD 85mm f1.4,Nikon AFD 135mm f2.0 DC,Nikon AFS-VR 200mm f2.0 All produce some superb images but the downside is all the weight ! My Nikon AFS - VR 16-35mm f4 and Nikon AFS - VR 28-300mm f3.5 both make for a far mor favourable walk about kit with the D810 extracting the best out of the glass. I guess if I had to pick just one lens it would be the 60mm micro nikkor as I grew up mainly with a 50mm lens on a camera body for the first 25yrs of taking pictures, and I also like the slightly longer focal length and perspective over a 50mm prime. And of course I can do close up work too :)
Unfortunately you did not test the lens I like more with my D810, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art... When are you planning to do it? I also like my Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 which is still without competition and my Nikkor 70-200 f4.0 due to its amazing sharpness. My other lenses are not that great, the Nikkors 24-70 f2.8 (I hope Nikon updates it soon) and the AFS 80-400mm G which I am going to sell ASAP (for the price, I believe Nikon is taking us for a ride...). I would not be surprised that the new Sigma 150-600mm Sport beats the Nikkor AFS 80-400mm G between 150mm and 400mm, let us hope that DxOMark tests this Sigms lens as well as the Tamron 150-600 VC on the D810 rather soon. Thanks for your good work. Very necessary for any photographer.