dpr4bb: Many thanks to the DPR team for providing such detailed and informative comparison of lens performance at multiple focal lengths and apertures. This is extremely useful for anyone trying to decide which one of these cameras to buy. I'm not aware of any other review site that provides this type of analysis in such accessible form. Great job! Ignore all the rude and crass comments from butt hurt fanboys and trolls of various colors.
@PaulDavis,I fully agree with you.What I meant was, this kind of comparisons did not happen previously. But came quite late, with not very polite title and opposition, which might discourage dpreview to frequently write this kind of reviews.
12 years back, for FZ-20, www.dcresource.com did tele-end comparison as well. I have several times asked dpreview.com to compare tele-end, ( what else super zooms are for?), but this unfortunate event became 800$ camera compared to 1500$ camera.
Ramjager: DPR as someone noted below have continued to sprooking the advantages of Nikon AF over Canon.Yet the first hand evidence is quite clearly the reverse with every major user who has used both stating clearly the Canon bodies are more reliable.In fact the number of pro sports guys who have left Nikon to jump to Canon for 12fps and accurate AF over the last 5 years is very long and very distinguished.The 1Dx has the best AF ever put in an SLR to dateAsk any airshow/ F1 or sports photographer what camera was the body of choice since 2011 and it certainly wasn't a Nikon.Poor tracking of low contrast targets and highly unreliable performance compared to the 1Dx caused much angst in Nikon ranks.Surprisingly the reports from the D5 are the same with minor AF errors meaning F4 lenses shot wide open are generating slightly OOF results.Something very weird going on where hard core users report issues yet a renowned Nikon favouring website reports clear superiority..
In 2008 Nikon D300 was very famous and high iso,speed was considered as most desirable function and not detail and resolution. 7D came in 2009 with speed and even more MP/detail and multi-processor AF. By then no comparison like this one was held.
Even now, DPR is doing tests of lens like Tamron 150-600. But there is no direct comparison with Canon 100-400 doing a BIF or motor sports unlike this test now. Whatever may be the reach and detail, if Tamron locks focus 1/2 second later than Canon, then we can pretty much forget BIF or motor sports.
Now, it is true that suddenly DPR is doing 'new comparisons' that were not there.
jaykumarr: In 1972, about 2.4 million Hindus were killed in East Pakistan. The American counselor general Mr. Blood, who witnessed the genocide sent telegrams to Mr.Nixon & Mr.Kissinger as 'stop genocide happening'. India tried to intervene but was stopped by Mr.Kissinger since, as per Mr.Kissinger's advice Nixon sent the biggest war ship in history then, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) with nuclear weapons to attack India, just incase India provokes by attacking the Islamic neighbor lest genocide.
The American photographer who covered the above genocide won pulitzer price, Mr. Kissinger won Nobel prize for peace in 1973 . But no one cared to stop the genocide genocide.https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/in-1971-muslims-murdered-2-4-million-hindus-and-raped-200000-hindu-women/
The photography is very important for me. But the photographers win prizes walking over the bodies of dead subjects. I point out that.
In 1972, about 2.4 million Hindus were killed in East Pakistan. The American counselor general Mr. Blood, who witnessed the genocide sent telegrams to Mr.Nixon & Mr.Kissinger as 'stop genocide happening'. India tried to intervene but was stopped by Mr.Kissinger since, as per Mr.Kissinger's advice Nixon sent the biggest war ship in history then, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) with nuclear weapons to attack India, just incase India provokes by attacking the Islamic neighbor lest genocide.
nature gave. Nature took.
Mikael Risedal: it is nice that Canon has waked up from the sensor slumber and now has a sensor who are better but still are behind Sony regarding DR, and where are 4K video?
@Jaythomasni, one example of hypocrite is fool who did not study Shakespeare or George Orwell but just has prejudice that the person who does not have fluency in English is low class person. It is history that Edison, Marconi (despite Italian) were loved by English and they stole every work of Tesla, who was not English man.
captura,The failure is you. The OP has written in wrong English, nevertheless I could easily understand. But you alone had some problem, probably you thought English is superior and your first language is inferior.
RedFox88: Which lens was used in the cyclist af test?
Even the tennis players photo was shot with old Canon-100-400 lens that is 15+years old. New 100-400MK2 lens must be better.
I don't know why tf I should learn a language named English, that was mother tongue of some racists who killed and enslaved millions of people from my clan. Those people who think everyone should speak English as common language is OK and reasonable.But those people who expect everyone should speak English in elite and sophisticated manner do not know about anything else. They should stop using camera and photography as these equipments are from Japan and Germany where people don't care English.
Joed700: Canon, just buy sensors from Sony...
@beavertown,+ fast Continous Subject Tracking Focus
The king is nude, because he traded of a lot for video in SLR. On the other side, Nikon lacked in video only but seems to do faster focus in stills( I really don't know, some experts should confirm), better color and clarity in high iso and higher dynamic range, low contrast details too.
i like the shadow
Greg VdB: Interesting analysis, thanks. I guess it's too much to hope for an equivalent function being added to my Eos 70D through a firmware upgrade?...
@new boyz, I believe this is very difficult to program do it as parameters, lenses change. But I think possible. May be the Magic Lantern would do it , after which Canon would follow.
I think it is possible to accomplish this in firmware upgrade, but not at the cost of slowing down new camera sales
jaykumarr: excellent shot... i liked the detail in web of feet.
I did not know the Tamron150-600 can be this much good. How would you compare this lens with 100-400mm mk-II
@cjf2, very pedagogical answer. thank you.
If we crop and use only centre of the full frame camera, how close the details are to crop sensor camera that has extra reach? (of course in the tele end like 600 mm)
wow..even 1/1600 s could not freeze her.. superb photo.. you got first place too.. congrats..
superb photo.. nice edge to edge detail ( in lieu of creamy bokeh).. with moderate tele-zoom you accomplished excellent job
very good scenery..photo appears very neat with no PP.
excellent shot... i liked the detail in web of feet.