Dpreview Nikon Coolpix A compatative review published

Started Jun 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
dougjgreen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,349
You quoted that review out of context

AngryCorgi wrote:

http://slrlensreview.com/web/reviews/voigtlander/voigtlander-wide-angle/705-voigtlander-color-skopar-asph-20mm-f35-slii?showall=&start=2#canon-xti-10mp

The lens struggled to be particularly sharp on a 10MP sensor.  It needs to be stopped down to f/8.  It would do even worse on a 16MP sensor.  The A lens is extremely sharp wide-open.  Pretty cut-and-dry situation.  The voigtlander simply isn't in the same class as the A's lens.

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The poor performance you reference occurred outside the DX crop area on Full Frame images,  The same report you quoted actually stated that on an APS-C sensor, it was good across the frame at f5.6, which is only stopped down 1-1/3 stops - rather typical actually.

And from what I've heard, the Nikon A's lens is nothing special in the corners at f2.8 or f4 either.

See here for reference:

"Coolpix A edge resolution very low at F2.8 and F4?

So maybe you'd like to try again, since your last "proof" seems to have been a whiff.

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