Nikon Z 24-200 f/4-6.3 compared to Canon RF 70-200 f/4

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BasilG Veteran Member • Posts: 9,600
Re: a little more on cross-system comparisons

jetstream wrote:

BasilG wrote:

jetstream wrote:

Just talked about Imatest at one of our photo club expert, he suggests that sharpening and in camera corrections have a very significant impact on Imatest results making comparisons between different systems and even different cameras from the same brand somewhat hazardous. Unless you know exactly how to calibrate things right, it's a bit like comparing lens performance based on 2 images, one processed with eg DxO and the other processed with LR... this is why Imatest results for the same camera/lens combo may be very different and unless you have all the details about the test procedure, it's better to be used to compare how various lenses perform on just a single camera.

For the very same lenses, here's the Imatest sharpness results found on a French review site, some may find they're more likely to reflect the performance of both combos, but anyway, the good news is that the Z 24-200 is definitely a great piece of glass:

Oh no! Now the other lens is better!

Excellent post, thank you.

You're plain wrong, the 24-200 is way better in the 24-70 range

Now for the 70-200 range, I'd rather wait for the DxOmark reviews, at least they're using a standard procedure to test lenses and seem to have a solid experience to back up their reviews... I'm not so sure ephotozine are 100% reliable but hope I'm wrong.

I think what you posted above looks far more reasonable (given the types of lenses we are looking at) than the ephotozine chart.

DxOmark is a whole different can of worms. There are a lot of people who think they are completely useless, and probably a similar number of people who think they are reliable.

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