Lens reviews (Pure & RAW)

The performance of lenses if you save a file in the camera as a RAW file, and open it without any (in-camera) lens corrections. No sharpening has been applied, which gives you approximately the intrinsic quality of the combination of lens and test camera.
There is also a table based on WYSIWYG jpg results. which includes the effect of lens corrections (chromatic aberration, distortion, vignetting) and in-camera sharpening.

In the table below, final scores are listed for zoom lenses. The test results for individual focal lengths (zoom lenses and fixed focal length) are shown in another table with results for individual focal lengths.

There are scores for sharpness (Res), chromatic aberration (CA), vignetting (Vign) and distortion (Dist). The higher the score, the better the performance. The highest score is a 9.9. Note: lens scores are determined by the test camera (megapixels, sensor size, conversion to jpg).

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 Lens   Test camera   Score   Sensor   Res   CA   Vign   Dist   Test date   Macro   Vast   Super zoom   Fisheye   Wide angle   Standard   Portrait   Tele   Low light   Zoom 
Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USMCanon 5DsR9.9FF9.99.37.89.62011-08-251100001000
Sony FE 85 mm 1.4Sony A7R mk29.8FF9.69.68.78.92016-12-300100001010
Nikon AF-S 105MM f/1.4E EDNikon D8109.6FF9.89.58.47.32016-11-220100001010
Sony FE 90mm macroSony A7R mk29.5FF9.59.49.07.92016-05-201100001000
Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macroNikon D8109.5FF9.39.39.59.22016-04-011100001000
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon 5DsR9.4FF9.59.48.08.52013-07-010000000001
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D8109.4FF9.29.48.39.02014-05-040100010010
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D8109.3FF9.29.79.68.22016-08-010100000110
Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 EX DG MacroNikon D800E9.3FF9.19.38.99.52012-06-131100000000
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2Sony A7R mk29.3FF9.19.49.08.32016-04-110100100010
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D72009.3APS-C9.19.69.69.72016-10-290100000110
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D8109.2FF9.19.79.28.82016-07-250100000100
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8GNikon D8109.2FF8.99.49.18.72014-04-210100001010
Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8Sony A7R mk29.1FF9.58.98.75.92016-08-190100001010
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro NikkorNikon D72009.1APS-C8.79.99.49.92012-08-191100000000
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Nikon D8109.1FF8.79.39.39.32015-03-130100000110
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar TSony A7R mk29.1FF8.79.78.39.52014-02-260100010010
Nikon AF-S 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro NikkorNikon D8109.0FF9.09.28.38.72012-12-151100001000
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8Sony A7R mk29FF9.49.55.56.515-4-20170100100000
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX SDCanon 5DsR8.9FF9.29.18.86.82016-02-050000000001
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D8108.9FF9.18.99.36.32016-01-080100100010
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L IICanon 5DsR8.9FF9.19.58.07.12013-05-230000000001
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ArtNikon D8108.9FF9.19.38.47.02012-12-040000000011
Sony FE 50mm 1.8Sony A7R mk28.9FF8.99.08.78.02017-01-060100010010
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D8108.9FF8.89.25.59.12015-05-220100100010
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR IINikon D8108.9FF8.89.28.57.72015-03-300100000110
Sony FE 50mm macro f/2.8Sony A7R mk28.9FF8.69.97.49.82017-01-011100010000
Olympus 75 mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko DigitalOlympus OM-D E-M18.9M438.69.69.58.92013-03-310100000010
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSMNikon D800E8.9FF8.59.38.39.22013-05-170100001010
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM MacroSigma SD1 Merrill8.9APS-C8.59.79.59.82012-09-061100000000
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VRNikon D8108.8FF9.19.28.07.02017-03-200000001011
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G EDNikon D8108.8FF8.99.27.77.22014-08-020100010010
Tokina Cinema AT-X 16-28mm T/3Sony A7R mk28.8FF8.79.28.18.62016-10-210000100001
Nikon PC 19mm f/4E EDNikon D8108.8FF8.59.48.69.512-3-20170100100000
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D72008.8APS-C8.49.68.59.12014-08-250100000010
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8GNikon D72008.8APS-C8.39.69.59.82014-05-300100001010
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-SNikon D72008.8APS-C8.29.79.39.22014-10-010100001010
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STMCanon 1D x8.7FF8.69.57.98.72012-12-120100010000
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4GNikon D8108.7FF8.69.08.18.22014-10-190100001010
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4XCanon 1D x8.7FF8.69.38.88.42013-08-160000010101
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2Sony A7 R II (APS-C crop)8.7APS-C8.59.09.08.32016-06-090100010010
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VRNikon D8108.7FF8.59.18.48.82015-05-040100000100
Samsung 45 mm f/1.8Samsung NX18.7APS-C8.49.09.49.12015-02-110100000010
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S NikkorNikon D800E8.7FF8.49.49.08.52013-05-130000000001
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSMNikon D32008.7APS-C8.29.39.39.32012-11-070100001010
Samsung 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA NXSamsung NX18.7APS-C8.19.59.39.62015-01-020100001010
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GMSony A7R mk28.6FF9.08.88.76.12016-04-040000000001
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di LD [IF] macroCanon 5D MK38.6FF8.79.48.37.02014-11-240000001011
Nikon AF-S 28 mm f/1.8GNikon D8108.6FF8.79.65.57.42014-07-040100000010
Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro NXSamsung NX18.6APS-C8.39.69.19.02012-02-021100000000
Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR Nikon D72008.6APS-C8.39.49.58.82015-06-010100000110
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM MacroNikon D32008.6APS-C8.39.49.59.32012-08-301100000000
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VRNikon D56008.6APS-C8.29.59.58.42017-04-030000000111
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"Canon 1D X8.6FF8.29.28.19.12012-12-300100010010
Panasonic 42.5 mm f.12 NocticronOlympus OM-D E-M18.6M438.19.59.09.32014-03-270100001010
Nikon 24mm f/1.8Nikon D8108.5FF8.79.45.57.72015-11-030100100010
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon 5Ds8.5FF8.69.17.77.02015-08-240100010010
Nikon AF-S 58mm 1.4GNikon D8108.5FF8.69.58.26.62014-02-030100010010
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"Nikon D8108.5FF8.59.47.86.82013-05-020100010010
Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR IINikon D71008.5APS-C8.59.28.57.72015-06-120100000110
Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon 5Ds8.5FF8.59.48.87.32014-06-230000001011
Nikon AF-S 50 mm f/1.8GNikon D8108.5FF8.59.68.37.02013-09-090100010010
Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro Olympus OM-D E-M58.5M438.49.59.58.12012-11-041100000010
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D72008.5APS-C8.39.59.69.32016-09-190100000110
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ArtNikon D72008.5APS-C8.29.49.38.82012-12-250000000011
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM MacroCanon 650D8.5APS-C8.29.49.59.52011-09-201100000000
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon 760D8.5APS-C8.19.59.39.02015-10-120100000010
Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G EDNikon D8108.4FF8.97.38.26.02016-03-280000100001
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRNikon D8108.4FF8.69.49.37.12015-11-090000010101
Nikon AF-S 35 mm f/1.4GNikon D800E8.4FF8.49.57.76.72012-05-130100010010
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 ArtSony A7R mk2 +MC118.4FF8.48.99.17.531-7-20170100100010
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 ArtCanon 760D8.4APS-C8.48.99.17.52016-09-300000001011
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR NikkorNikon D800E8.4FF8.39.38.87.32013-02-040000001011
Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2Nikon J58.4CX-1inch8.19.09.38.72013-11-240100001010
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR NikkorNikon D32008.4APS-C8.09.29.68.72013-05-060000000011
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 OSSSony A7R mk28.3FF8.89.18.65.52014-03-040000000001
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VRNikon D8108.3FF8.58.67.96.02016-02-050000000001
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX SDNikon D72008.3APS-C8.39.09.47.52015-12-210000000001
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STMCanon 650D8.3APS-C8.29.29.67.72012-09-100100000000
Samsung 50-150mm f/2.8 S OISSamsung NX18.3APS-C8.19.19.28.42014-11-150000010011
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM SportsCanon 5D MK28.3FF8.19.48.77.72013-06-240000001111
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D72008.3APS-C8.09.18.98.62013-04-230100010010
Nikon 24mm f/1.8Nikon D72008.3APS-C8.09.58.98.32016-05-130100010010
Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8Canon 5Ds8.2FF8.49.15.57.52016-03-160000010011
Canon EF 35mm f/2 ISCanon 5D MK38.2FF8.39.47.76.32013-05-310100010010
Samsung 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D NX Samsung NX 3008.2APS-C8.39.59.06.02013-10-210100000010
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-SNikon D8108.2FF8.29.48.88.32013-06-160000000101
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM ANikon D71008.2APS-C8.29.48.56.72013-10-310000000011
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G EDNikon D72008.2APS-C8.29.29.17.22014-08-150100010010
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USMCanon 5D mk38.2FF8.29.15.58.62015-04-020100100010
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM ACanon 650D8.2APS-C8.19.48.77.22013-06-210000000011
Olympus 300mmOlympus OM-D E-M18.2M438.09.19.69.22016-03-250100000110
Nikon 20mm 1.8GNikon D72008.2APS-C8.09.18.88.12014-11-170100000010
Olympus 45 mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko DigitalOlympus OM-D E-M58.2M437.99.29.48.22012-06-170100001010
Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8Fujifilm X E-28.2APS-C7.99.58.78.72015-08-200100010000
Nikon 40 mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NikkorNikon D72008.2APS-C7.99.59.18.62012-07-211100000000
Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II (SAL300F28G2)Sony A778.2APS-C7.89.39.58.82013-08-060100000110
Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USMCanon 80D8.2APS-C7.89.38.99.52011-04-101100000000
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USMCanon 650D8.2APS-C7.89.28.78.92015-03-230100010010
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM SportsCanon 650D8.2APS-C7.79.49.59.22013-09-170000000111
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