Nikon 28-85, 28-105, 28-200 Sharpness test

Started Aug 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP rpps Senior Member • Posts: 1,778
Re: Nikon 28-85, 28-105, 28-200 Sharpness test

mbecke wrote:

I happen to own all three of these lenses as I was initially looking for budget, lightweight zooms to carry around when I first bought my D7000. Generally, I would rank the lenses as follows: (Best IQ/Sharpness to Least Best IQ/Sharpness:
1. 28-200;
2. 24-85; and
3. 28-105.

That's pretty well matches my opinion except I have the 28-85mm . On a recent trip to Melbourne I took the 28-200 lens with me but I never used it much over the 105mm focal length but it was handy to have and seeing that it's about the same size and weight as the 28-85.

My 28-200 is the D version so it's a lot heavier and sturdier than the G version some say not as sharp but I think it depends a lot on the copy you get.

Interesting to hear your opinion on the other new lenses, I did try some out in a camera shop while away but gee they are so big and also expensive. I took a couple of test shots but it was hard to tell from that short experience what the image quality would be like compared to the older lenses.
They certainly didn't look as robust as my Made in Japan Lenses.
Here's some eg. of the 28-200mm lens.

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