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Lens reviews update: 70-200mm lenses added to our test data widget

By Andy Westlake on Apr 29, 2013 at 22:14 GMT

As part of our ongoing collaboration with DxOMark we've added more lenses to our test data comparison widget. These include a range of 70-200mm zooms from Canon, Nikon, Tamron and Sigma, and the Nikon-mount version of the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM tested on both the D7000 and D800. Click through for links to view these lenses in our widget, and for the full data on DxOMark.

We've also made a couple of changes to our lens review pages. Sharp-eyed readers may already have noticed that we've changed the scale on our MTF graphs, which now go up to 3000 lph; this allows us to present data measured on the 36MP Nikon D800 correctly. We've also added a version of our interactive scoring widget to the Conclusion page, which allows you to easily compare the strengths and weaknesses of the lenses we've covered.

Click the links in the table below to see the lens data in our widget, or view the full data on DxOMark's site.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM  Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D 
DxOMark data
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon D300
Nikon D800 
DxOMark data
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II   Nikon D7000
Nikon D800 
DxOMark data 
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR  Nikon D7000
Nikon D800  
DxOMark data 
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM  Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Nikon D7000
Nikon D800 
DxOMark data:
Canon mount
Nikon mount 
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD  Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D 
DxOMark data 
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO  Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Nikon D7000
Nikon D800 
DxOMark data:
Canon mount
Nikon mount 
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Nikon D7000
Nikon D800 
DxOMark data 
940
I own it
372
I want it
42
I had it
Discuss in the forums
1014
I own it
334
I want it
43
I had it
Discuss in the forums
213
I own it
58
I want it
7
I had it
Discuss in the forums
503
I own it
211
I want it
21
I had it
Discuss in the forums
151
I own it
21
I want it
44
I had it
Discuss in the forums

Comments

Total comments: 13
peevee1
By peevee1 (Apr 30, 2013)

For this category of lens, I would worry more about AF speed than corner sharpness. Center sharpness at 200 mm is useful though.

Which one of them focuses the fastest?

Comment edited 22 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
Benarm
By Benarm (Apr 30, 2013)

What about Sony?

4 upvotes
TacticDesigns
By TacticDesigns (Apr 30, 2013)

Now . . . this is just way too cool! :)

0 upvotes
jerrith
By jerrith (Apr 30, 2013)

How about Sony lenses? Since us Sony shooters are not using Canikon hardware this is of no use to us.
It seems to me that Sony is still getting ignored, while Canikon get tons of attention :-(

7 upvotes
steelhead3
By steelhead3 (Apr 30, 2013)

DXO will come out comparing the sony 70/200 with the 35 f1.4

0 upvotes
KW Phua
By KW Phua (11 months ago)

Sony is the best. No need any review. hahaha

1 upvote
ilysaml
By ilysaml (Apr 30, 2013)

How to access the Lens Data Widget?

0 upvotes
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Apr 30, 2013)

Just click the products (in yellow, in the table).

0 upvotes
ilysaml
By ilysaml (Apr 30, 2013)

I mean for the other Canon Lenses and with respect to other body.

Comment edited 14 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
The Photo Ninja
By The Photo Ninja (Apr 29, 2013)

So what exactly does this tell us?

0 upvotes
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Apr 29, 2013)

Here - let me 'help':

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3135549652/lens-reviews-explained

4 upvotes
Uwe Steinmueller
By Uwe Steinmueller (Apr 29, 2013)

Why is the excellent Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM missing.

4 upvotes
NowHearThis
By NowHearThis (Apr 30, 2013)

You just answered your own question. Everyone already knows that lens is excellent, some things a just a given. ;)

1 upvote
Total comments: 13