Nikon D40x vs Digireb XTi

Started Mar 7, 2007 | Discussions thread
Kelly Mackey Regular Member • Posts: 369
Re: D40 or XTI, not D40X

ljfinger wrote:

Kelly Mackey wrote:

Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX
Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR

The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM hasn't been as highly rated
in the reviews I've seen.

Well, I've tested the 18-70 and 18-200. The 17-85IS (my copy,
anyway) is equal to the 18-70 (but has wider range and IS) and much
better than the 18-200. I haven't seen an 18-135.

"Although higher priced and including optical image stabilization,
the Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS could be seen as Canon's answer to the
excellent 18-70mm lens that Nikon offers in bundles with the D70S.
Optically, the two lenses are surprisingly similar, with good to
very good sharpness across the frame, and across the entire focal
length range. The Canon 17-85 IS is sharpest at the telephoto end,
but doesn't give up much when shooting at shorter focal lengths
either."

From: http://www.slrgear.com

Here are the Image Quality ratings for all four lenses from the http://www.slrgear.com site you quoted:

  1. 1 ~ 9.11 rating ~ Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX

  2. 2 ~ 8.27 rating ~ Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX

  3. 3 ~ 8.19 rating ~ Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR

  4. 4 ~ 7.45 rating ~ Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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