Are differences in lenses only seen at 100%?

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Are differences in lenses only seen at 100%?
In reply to tamasine, Feb 8, 2013

OK, here's a comparison for you.   Can YOU see a difference?   It's not back-to-back changing of lenses on the same camera, but I think the situation is close enough to be useful.  D80 with 18-200vr compared to D300 with 24-70 (and circular polarizer).  If anything, the filter on the 24-70 cuts the sharpness a bit.

Similar aperture, shutter speed and ISO.   Downsized for the web, so you're not looking a 100% pixel peeping.   Both processed (by me) with the same software.

D80, 18-200vr

D300, 24-70 F2.8 with circular polarizer

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