Further readings for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
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We summarize the scores and analyses of multi-purpose zoom lenses in this second part of our review of the best lenses for the Nikon D5. More versatile than primes, zoom lenses are often a more convenient choice for shooting in fast-paced environments when you don’t always have time to switch lenses. Although primes generally deliver better image quality, with noticeably improved edge sharpness and transmission, zoom performance has steadily improved, and now some come close to rivalling the performance of a prime.
The Nikon D750 is an affordable 24.3Mp full-frame DSLR with attractive-looking specs for both the enthusiast and the professional photographer. It’s capable of producing outstanding pictures, but the quality of the lens used has a bearing on image quality. We’ve analyzed the performance of 105 lenses on the Nikon D750, and in part one we bring you an analysis of the top three zoom lenses in six different categories.
Aimed at professional studio and landscape photographers, the full-frame 36-Mpix D800E with its modified AA filter effectively increasing resolution over the standard D800 model is the closest 35mm full-frame camera yet to rival larger formats in rendering fine detail. If you’re undecided over which of the two models to choose, we’ve analyzed the image quality of the Nikon D800E with over 100 different lenses to discover how well this groundbreaking camera performs.
Following on from the lens recommendations for the earlier full-frame Nikon D600, we’ve now had the opportunity to assess a wide range lenses with that model’s replacement, the 24-Mpix D610. We’ve analyzed a total of 95 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models with the D610 to assess image quality, and we’ve come across some unexpected results. Read on to find out more about that and which lenses perform best when paired with the camera.
This is the third part in the series of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100 where we’ve analyzed nearly 46 Nikon and third-party telephoto prime and zoom models to assess their optical quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses are the best performers when paired with Nikon’s ultra-high resolution 24-Mpix APS-C format semi-pro model.
This is part one of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100 where we’ve tested over 120 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses are perform best when paired with Nikon’s 24M-Pix APS-C format semi-pro model.
As arguably the most versatile model in Nikon’s range of telephoto lenses, the 200-400mm f/4 is very popular with professional users and enthusiasts alike. At a shade under $7,000, however, it’s quite a substantial investment. Read on to see if how well this highly regarded and versatile lens performs in our labs.
First seen at the Olympics in London in 2012, the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 IS USM Extender 1.4x is a pro-oriented super-telephoto zoom with a built-in 1.4x tele-converter. Engaging this extender converts the zoom into a 280-560mm f/5.6 on a full frame camera, making this one of the most versatile lenses in the firm’s line up. Read on to see how well this $11,800 zoom performs with- and- without the 1.4x converter engaged while mounted to the Canon EOS 5D Mk III.
how is it that your assessment is equal to that of the EF 200-400 L IS USM? Because what I see in the site: "http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=764&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=1&API=0&LensComp=704&CameraComp=614&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=1&APIComp=0" is so different?
Thanks for your feedback. The comparison you linked was performed with other cameras (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and Nikon D3x). Here is the comparison on dxomark.com : http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare-Camera-Lenses/Compare-lenses/%28lens1%29/1161/%28lens2%29/409/%28brand1%29/Canon/%28camera1%29/436/%28brand2%29/Nikkor/%28camera2%29/485 One other important point is the difference between RAW files analysis as we do and RGB final picture. Depending on the raw conversion, results can vary significantly.