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Any suggestions about what to test?
(06-27-2019, 09:22 PM)JJ_SO Wrote: There are not much modern 70-200/2.8 lenses in OL's database. Are they all already so good that we can buy what we want?

Great. Just ordered heavy weight champion 70-200 Sports - as we get more and more wind or even storms, I need some counterweight to hang on... Big Grin

What you say? Super boring to test? Have to agree...

I think that you mean "modern old scool" 70-200 s. The new Canon RF 70-200 seems to be another type of beast.- in terms of size & performance.
(06-21-2019, 06:16 AM)JJ_SO Wrote: Maybe you should increase your choice of lens reviewers, dave. Photographylife has test results (= numbers! written! conclusion!) of 35/1.8 S, 24-70/4 S, 14-30/4 S, I'm not sure about the last 24-70/2.8

Aaaaand one more thing:
(06-28-2019, 10:28 AM)JJ_SO Wrote:
(06-21-2019, 06:16 AM)JJ_SO Wrote: Maybe you should increase your choice of lens reviewers, dave. Photographylife has test results (= numbers! written! conclusion!) of 35/1.8 S, 24-70/4 S, 14-30/4 S, I'm not sure about the last 24-70/2.8

Aaaaand one more thing:
   Thanks for the link JoJu!


A quick glance at their charts for the S shows moderate bar graphs for the corners, decent for the borders and exceptional in the centre.....
 ...then insteps the colossus the Art 50mm F1.4 ..... a more than respected lens   ....... and low and behold the Nikkor S holds it's own very nicely and does better in the corners ...... only losing by a bit in the borders stopped down.

 There is the question of price though ..... the Art  can be had for around 700-800 euros (even 665 euros grey market)  ...... the Nikkor is around 650 euros ..... but with a stop more light, better bokeh and given it's proven track record (PDAF apart) the Sigma looks the better deal.... adapters aside of course.

  So it's a question of size and weight of the Sigma (plus it's adapter) vs the Nikkor and less to do with cost..... my guess is most will opt for the Nikkor S.

  The Sigmas are also coming down in price too ...... the 85mm F1.4 Art can be had for 820 euros ........ surely a bargain!   ....

  So the Nikkor S does very well ...... much better than the Nikkor G by far![email protected]/
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If I would favour the 50 over the 35 I think I would get one - but the 35 S and the 35Art are already in da house and he 50 is just not different enough to justify the purchase and have 2 fifties. It would be different if weight and size concerned me more.

Currently the 50 S is a tad lower in price in several countries as Nikon tries to motivate potential buyers with rebates. Apparently no one has told them that the strategy of releasing the slow "cheap" versions of widely spread standard is not too attractive.

I don't understand Nikon's strategy: People looking for their first mirrorless "fullframe" and starting with a new system (maybe there are 2 or 3 such people?) look at Nikon and see just two bodies and 4 lenses (with different FL, so the two 24-70s count as one). The FL are dull except the 14-30, which has 9-10% distortion and needs SW correction desperately. These people will carry on to search until they find Sony or Canon.

People with a DSLR system can adapt their Nikon glass and enjoy a lighter body with more precise AF - but also some AF-quirks as the face detection still has it's limits. When travelling with a DSLR and mirrorless, I only take DSLR lenses and the lightweight 24-70, but the 50 or 35 - if I take one with me - will suit the DSLR, too. Travelling without DSLR is saving weight, but a fuss with the adapter if I'm taking the S lenses with me.

I'm waiting for one lens and will order it as soon as it's announced, the 85/1.8 S

Why? So far the S lenses perform really well and match the Sigmas which in most FLs are better than the F-types of Nikon. With a 35 and a 85 I can do a lot and a lot more than with the 24-70. I really do not understand why Nikon went for this 50 mm first although it's a great, small, lightweight lens. And I understand even less why Nikon doesn't push to give us more choices in FL.
Well a very popular lens Canon 18-55f4-5.6 IS STM hasn't been tested yest....
Popular because for free with the camera, not the most interesting lens for a review.
Not interesting for me and you, but tons of this lens are sold and owners considering upgrading want to compare with what they have, it should generate some more traffic here, myself I bought 750D with kit lens, although I already had 17-55f2.8, because the combo was dirt cheap, tried it and was surprised with its image quality, findings were confirmed by Klaus review
I didn't sell it despite moving EOS RP, it's a nice lens for 4K video..
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(06-20-2019, 11:55 AM)Klaus Wrote: Actually I would have access to the RF 28-70mm f/2 ... ;-)

Bit late to the show, but I would love to see a test of that lens Smile.

ANd if possible, also the other Canon lenses suggested by BC.

Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 2 zooms, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, tubes; Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II & Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ....
The 28-70/2 is "on the list"
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