bought a Sigma 100-400

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z2122
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Re: bought a Sigma 100-400

Mooncusser wrote:

Got my Z 100-400mm yesterday and for comparison shot it at 300mm and compared to AF-P 70-300mm at the same 300mm with the same settings on a Z6ii (Aperture set at F7.1, Auto ISO, F7.1, Z lens at 1/400sec, F lens at 1/350 sec). At about 25 feet, took pictures of a bookshelf and the titles on the book bindings. Looked at the images about 50% from center. There was a bit of an overall color difference as white paint was brighter with the 100-400 lens but could not see much of a difference in resolution until I compared the pictures at 300% in Photoshop. Very slight differences in pixel usage that were more obvious at 400% but surprisingly close. Not a rigorous test but enough to convince me to keep the AF-P lens for when I need a lighter and smaller setup with a bit less reach.

I had a similar experience when testing 24-70f4, 24-70f2.8 Z and the 24-70f2.8 G version. Only when I looked at 200% I could see a significant difference on my Z6 test pictures. This is maybe different if a Z7 is used.

Which camera do you used for your test?

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