Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50

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sandy b
sandy b Veteran Member • Posts: 9,490
Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50
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I wanted to see just how sharp the lens was, if it lived up to it's reviews on Youtube. I think it did pretty good. Not bad, edge to edge, and even infinity. I will be keeping it. Note the difference between wide and long on the two bodies. The Z50 will be my casual birding lens when I don't want to get out the 200-500.

Z6 at 24

Z6 at 200

Z6 at 24

Z6 at 200

Z50 at 35

Z50 at 300

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Nikon D750 Nikon D7500 Nikon Z6 Nikon Z50 Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II +12 more
Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 VR Nikon Z50 Nikon Z6
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msu79gt82 Senior Member • Posts: 1,356
Re: Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50

It does appear to be a respectable outdoor all-in-one zoom. I’m not sure I see it as a current necessity for me, so I’ll have to wait until Nikon puts it on a future promotional sale - considering its popularity it may be a long wait.

PS: may want to your Z6 sensor for dust.

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sandy b
OP sandy b Veteran Member • Posts: 9,490
That's snow

But thank you.

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Nikon D750 Nikon D7500 Nikon Z6 Nikon Z50 Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II +12 more
MustAg
MustAg Forum Member • Posts: 51
Re: Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50

sandy b wrote:

I wanted to see just how sharp the lens was, if it lived up to it's reviews on Youtube. I think it did pretty good. Not bad, edge to edge, and even infinity. I will be keeping it. Note the difference between wide and long on the two bodies. The Z50 will be my casual birding lens when I don't want to get out the 200-500.

Z6 at 24

Z6 at 200

Z6 at 24

Z6 at 200

Z50 at 35

Z50 at 300

I don't think the Z6, a camera with an AA filter (OLPF) is a good body for sharpness tests. I'm not sure how potent the AA filter it has is, but if it's anything but very weak it makes the camera far from a good candidate for testing sharpness, the bottleneck is the body not the lens

QuietSwede New Member • Posts: 23
Re: Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50

sandy b wrote:

I wanted to see just how sharp the lens was, if it lived up to it's reviews on Youtube. I think it did pretty good. Not bad, edge to edge, and even infinity. I will be keeping it. Note the difference between wide and long on the two bodies. The Z50 will be my casual birding lens when I don't want to get out the 200-500.

Z6 at 200

What's the halo-effect in this one?

sandy b
OP sandy b Veteran Member • Posts: 9,490
Re: Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50
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You misunderstood. I am testing my camera's and lens for my needs, and sharing the results. I don't really care whether people think it's the correct one to test. And it will be a common combination.

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sandy b
OP sandy b Veteran Member • Posts: 9,490
Re: Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50

Not sure, it was cold and snowy all day. I'll check the original raw file.

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SirPalomid
SirPalomid Contributing Member • Posts: 930
Re: Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50

Thank you for a test, I'm debating to purchase this lens myself for Z5 as a travel / hiking solution (or either 2 Tamrons - 17-35 and 35-150). Could you please provide a NEF files from Z6 and 24-200? I promise to use them only for test purposes.

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sandy b
OP sandy b Veteran Member • Posts: 9,490
Re: Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50

Sure. Do you have a preferred delivery method? You can message me your email

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shadowlands
shadowlands Senior Member • Posts: 1,168
Re: Z 24-200 Sharpness test, Z6 and Z50
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I just came back from Colorado with the Z5 and Z 24-200mm. I'm in love. I'm a hiker/traveler so of course this lens is outstanding for my personal needs.

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