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Two years after the launch of the first lens in its highly-respected Art line, Sigma has finally added a 85mm f/1.4 model. In case you’re unfamiliar with Sigma’s Global Vision, the Art primes are the company’s high-speed f/1.4 models that have have been developed to compete in image quality with the very best lenses from Canon and Nikon, and can even give legendary lens maker Zeiss a run for its money.
Announced in February 2016, the $2598 Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS (Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8) is a short-to-mid telephoto zoom lens for such Sony full-frame a7 series cameras as the a7R II. The “GM” in the full lens name signifies that the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 belongs to Sony’s “G Master” lineup of pro-grade optics.
Announced in February 2016, the $749 Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Tamron 85mm f/1.8) is a fast, short telephoto prime lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony lens mounts. This review considers the performance of the Canon version.
Announced in February 2016, the $749 Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Tamron 85mm f/1.8) is a fast, short telephoto prime lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony lens mounts. This review considers the performance of the Nikon version.
RED’s prototype Helium 8K sensor has shattered our previous top DxOMark sensor score. With a dramatic jump to 108, it leaps past the only other sensor to have broken the 100 barrier – RED’s own Epic Dragon prototype (101 points). RED has made a name for itself by producing high-performance cameras intended primarily for cinematographers, but their low noise and support for 16-bit RAW output make them worth evaluating as tools for capturing still images.
With a slightly narrower angle of view and a slightly greater image magnification than the 85mm, resulting in marginally more pronounced subject isolation, the 105mm has long been a popular alternative. This new high-speed F1.4 autofocus model from Nikon will eventually replace the earlier AF DC-Nikkor 105mm F2D (defocus control) model, and is currently the fastest of its type.
The Sony SLT A99 II is the Japanese electronic giant’s latest full-frame, DSLR-style, interchangeable-lens camera. Packing a 42Mp backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, the A99 II offers a significant jump in resolution over its predecessor and achieves an impressive overall DxOMark score of 92 points. Benefiting from a pixel arrangement that increases the volume and quality of light captured by its imaging elements, a BSI sensor improves low-light image quality.
Towards the end of last year, Zeiss relaunched what the company now calls the Classic range of DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon as the new Milvus line, in some cases completely redesigning the models and in other cases just changing the shell. This lens is a re-shelled version of the Makro Planar T* 2/100, however Zeiss claim that, with a new and enhanced T* coating, the lens has improved imaging characteristics.
Hi Guys, I have just purchased the Nikon 24-70 AF-S 2.8 G lens. Am I correct to assume that this will work properly on both the D750 and D810? I also have an older 80-200 2.8 AF-D which, when coupled with my D700 is sharp to the T. I recently tried it on a DX cam (D3300) and much to my surprise would not perform auto focus. I am about to purchase the D810 or D750 and before doing so, wanted to get your experience about this lens/ camera compatibility. Thanks in advance.
The auto focus deal is simply that either your camera body or the lens (or both) must have an AF motor for it to work. The AF-D does not have a motor, and neither does the D3300 so without a motor in either there's no AF possible. If you got your D810 you'll be good to go with almost anything even fairly recent. I use the 50mm and 85mm G lenses and they work perfectly on the D810. Actually beyond perfect. They're amazing.
Through a weird happenstance, I ended up getting both a D800 and D2Xs at the same time when I upgraded from my battle hardened F100. I had a bunch of older lenses and one new 70-200VRII when I dove into digital. Surprisingly the best results and the most versatile lens I have is my 70-200 with a Polarizer and my old 28-105 macro + polarizer on my D800. For flower and nature photography, it can't be beat. The 28-105mm came kitted with my F100 about 16 years ago, but for some reason the D800 and 28-105 combo just gives amazingly aesthetic results in macro mode. I've won a few photography awards using that combination.
Why? It could be the fact this low (grainy) resolution lens matches up perfectly with the 36 Mpix D800 (35mm film equivalent of the film era) high resolution camera. Done right it produces some of the most pleasing pictures I've taken, and maybe just delivers the best of both worlds. I learned a lesson that not always the highest resolution lens wins out. Aesthetic matters. So my kit is often my 70-200VRII and my 28-105 macro, polarizer and graduated filter with my D800.
Although you own a good camera, you can't compaire the results. Used in good light, it will be difficult to see much difference in the resulting pictures. But as soon as the light becomes less or when you start zooming in to details on the pictures, you see differences. If the difference you see, is worth a 10 times more expensive camera? And a very expensive lens? To check the differences, you can compaire your camera with the D810 on this site. And in teh copairison, don't forget to add the price. Enjoy making pictures.
<div id="linkdxomark">This a comment for <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D810">this page on the website</a></div>I have a Nikon D3200 with a 18-55mm lens and a 55-200mm.. I would like to know if it will be compatible with the Nikon D810.. ?
They are SOMEWHAT compatible: you will be able to use them but it will result in worse image than one which you get with D3200: 1) because they are not covering 35mm frame 2) because D810 has smaller DX-crop resolution than D3200.
Of course you may use it with D810 until you get better objectives but you won't be benefitting from D810 until that.
Hello. With the new D810 how quiet is it compared to the D800/e ? I have a D800e and a D7100.. I am considering trading in the D7100 since I tend to use my D800e more. Both cameras i have on quiet mode aren't that quiet. Maybe the shutter has been improved on the D810 ? I heard a Canon EOS 5d -iii and that was very quiet.
I have two of the lenses; the 28-70 AF-s 2.8, and the AF-S 70-200 2.8 VR (1); and the D810. Both lenses are a testament to the adage, Cameras come and go but good lenses are pretty ageless. The AFS 70-200 2.8 VR (1) has only one problem: it vignettes on a full frame DSLR, at wide open apertures. However by f4 it is drastically less pronounced. The center is very sharp. With the D810 it focus very fast. Color and detail are beautiful. The AFS 28-70 2.8 had been my "goto" lens for more than a decade. I just recently semi retired it in favor of the lighter 24-120 f4 vr. I say semi retired, because it is a heavy lens, but it is still too good to discard in favor of the 24-120, so I use it when I trust no other lens to do the job. I don't think you'll be disappointed with its performance on the D810.
Having owned the D5200 and D7100, I always felt something lacking. While I still love my D7100, I always read that "Full Frame" is better or ""Full frame isn't that much better".
I needed to find out for myself because I didn't want to be bothered with the back and forth debate. I purchased my D810 about 3 months ago and I don't want to shoot with my D7100 any longer. Having purchased FX lens for my DX cameras, I instantly had the lens full focal length. I gained extra sharpness and depth of field to my images. The amount of customization and options for the D810 just made it clear to me that the DX vs FX debate is stupid. FX is the way to go, for me at least. I avoid other websites reviews and I only view DXO Marks as the #1 trusted source, again for me at least as it has never steered me wrong.
I just wish Sigma would send DXO Mark the 50mm 1.4 art lens to see what scores it achieves on the D810. Great work team, love the site and the numbers provided in your test.
Hello, could someone please help me understand what's going on with the Nikon 50mm lenses scores on the D810? What I mean by that is, I've spent a bit of time comparing the 1.8G, 1.8D, 1.4G and 1.4D and for the life of me I cannot understand why the 1.4D is at the top of the list between all these. Seems to me that between f/4 and f/11, the 1.8D is actually more uniformly sharp than the 1.8G and just about as sharp at that aperture as the 1.4G and in any case it has the least linear distortion out of all of Nikon's 50mm lenses and is rated at 23P-Mpix overall, higher than the rest. How can this be so and why would they not even put the 1.8D on the list? Also, when comparing the sharpness measurements (field maps) between the 1.4G and 1.4D, it seems to me that the 1.4G is actually better than the 1.4D in overall sharpness yet somehow the D got a higher sharpness score and is considered the top Nikon 50mm for the D810? Either I must be missing something obvious here, (entirely possible) or I'm just totally confused (definitely so). Would someone care to explain?
First, my D800E is back resting in the box after using my new D810 in Jackson Hole for 5 days! I rarely take the Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 off any more... I did strain and used Nikon DC135 F2 a few times. Manual with the 810 is much easier than with the 800E. Other glass in my bag: Nikon 85 F1.4G, 24-70, 70-200 VRII. I have decided that the Otus line is so much better to me, that I will purchase each as the come out. Also, going to loose my DC135 for a Zeiss 135, my mistake to start with! Please keep up the great work DXO!!!