Nikkor vs Canon L glass... Equal?

Started May 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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JOrmsby Regular Member • Posts: 206
Re: Nikkor vs Canon L glass... Equal?

I've had a chance to test and review images from the 70-200 f/4 from both Canon and Nikon as part of my recent search for which to go full-frame with. Viewing 100% at f/4, the new Nikon was marginally shaper across the frame in the samples I had. I tested both the short and long end of the zoom ranges and there was a slight, but consistent edge for the Nikon. Both lenses are very, very sharp.

The most noticeable difference however, was in the VR/IS, with the Nikon's working much more effectively to reduce camera shake. Put the lens on a camera at your local shop and you'll see the difference through the viewfinder. Again, not that the Canon was bad, but the Nikon (being much newer) was excellent.

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