Nikkor vs Canon L glass... Equal?

Started May 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
narddogg81 Senior Member • Posts: 1,029
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


the nikon 24-120 f4 looks to be very comparable in IQ to the canon 24-105 with a little more reach, as does the new nikon 70-200 f4 compared to the canon equivalent.  On the 70-200, the nikon version measures somewhat sharper, especially in the center, and the canon is more even from center to corner.  Both perform so well that it would probably be impossible to distinguish between them in real life.  I can vouch for the new nikon, replaced a 70-200 2.8 VRI with it and could not be happier.  The VR3 on it is spectacular....  photozone is your friend in these circumstances.  they have these lenses tested on 2 bodies with similar resolution (5dmkii and d3x).

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