Nikkor vs Canon L glass... Equal?

Started May 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Nikkor vs Canon L glass... Equal?

ammac12 wrote:

So, I'm thinking of re-doing my camera set up and a d7100 is top on my list.  I've been trolling some threads here and hear similar gripes as Canon folks.  Pretty funny.  Anyway, I'm wondering if the Nikkor lenses are on par with Canon's L series?  I have the 24-105 and 70-200 f4, both L series.  I also have a Tamron 17-50 f2.8.  What are your opinions in the quality comparisons to Nikkor equilavent?  Additionally, I am considering dropping my 70-200 and going with either a 70-300 or 100-400.  I want reach!  What Nikkor would you recommend in comparison?  Thanks


One more thing, Nikon does not have an equivalent to the Canon 70-300 L, which is a superb lens. When I acquired the 70-300L I no longer had use for my 70-200 L f4 IS.  The lenses are close in overlapping FLs but the 70-300L is very good at 300mm.  That is not the case for any of the other 70-300 lenses on the market.

I don't know if Nikon sees a need to produce a high quality 70-300mm, but if it did, I would be all over that lens. Instead, I have a Tamron 70-300mm, which is comparable to both the Canon non-L and Nikon versions. It's decent through 200mm but just okay at 300mm.

If you want high quality reach, you either need to go with the 80-400 zoom or a prime.

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