Springf

Springf

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Springf: Interesting, very interesting... not about the copy to copy variation test - I have been a Roger fan since very early day - I read his blog way before dpreview republish them.
the very interesting part is about this conclusion from dpreview:
"Now, at the price point of the 85mm F1.8s, it's unlikely that either Canon or Nikon is spending a lot of time tuning each copy, so the better results of even the F1.8 Nikkor suggests that the Nikon design is very well matched to its production methods."

Let's get a full picture of all the comparable Canon and Nikon lens tested (the spec are as close as possible, all data from Roger's article):
Canon 24 f/1.4 II = 6.3, Nikon 24 f/1.4 = 4.6
Canon 50 f/1.4 = 5.5, Nikon 50 f/1.4 = 4.6
Canon 50 f/1.8 STM = 9.3, Nikon 50 f/1.8 = 6.3
Canon 35 f/1.4 = 6.6, Nikon 35 f/1.4 = 5.9
Canon 35 f/2 IS = 7.7 Nikon 35 f/1.8 = 4.5
Canon 85 f/1.8 = 4.5, Nikon 85 f/1.8 = 8.1
Canon 85 f/1.2 = 5.9, Nikon 85 f/1.4 = 7.4
Canon 100 Macro IS = 9.5, Nikon 105 Macro VR = 6.1

So if you look at the full data, you will notice that the 85mm is the only place Nikon has an advantage. If I choose the normal lens (50mm) and put an article "lensrentals-applies-copy-variation-to-normal-primes", I would draw the exact opposite conclusion as dpreview, ----
"Now, at the price point of the 50mm F1.8s, it's unlikely that either Canon or Nikon is spending a lot of time tuning each copy, so the better results of even the F1.8 Canon suggests that the Canon design is very well matched to its production methods."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 23:02 UTC

Interesting, very interesting... not about the copy to copy variation test - I have been a Roger fan since very early day - I read his blog way before dpreview republish them.
the very interesting part is about this conclusion from dpreview:
"Now, at the price point of the 85mm F1.8s, it's unlikely that either Canon or Nikon is spending a lot of time tuning each copy, so the better results of even the F1.8 Nikkor suggests that the Nikon design is very well matched to its production methods."

Let's get a full picture of all the comparable Canon and Nikon lens tested (the spec are as close as possible, all data from Roger's article):
Canon 24 f/1.4 II = 6.3, Nikon 24 f/1.4 = 4.6
Canon 50 f/1.4 = 5.5, Nikon 50 f/1.4 = 4.6
Canon 50 f/1.8 STM = 9.3, Nikon 50 f/1.8 = 6.3
Canon 35 f/1.4 = 6.6, Nikon 35 f/1.4 = 5.9
Canon 35 f/2 IS = 7.7 Nikon 35 f/1.8 = 4.5
Canon 85 f/1.8 = 4.5, Nikon 85 f/1.8 = 8.1
Canon 85 f/1.2 = 5.9, Nikon 85 f/1.4 = 7.4
Canon 100 Macro IS = 9.5, Nikon 105 Macro VR = 6.1

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On Buying a digital SLR article (149 comments in total)

Looks Fuji is totally out of DPReview's mirrorless list..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 05:50 UTC as 63rd comment
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