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).

Lens type

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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 400mm f/2.8L IS III USMCanon 5DsR9.9FF9.
Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USMCanon 5DsR9.9FF9.
Panasonic 42.5 mm f.12 NocticronPanasonic G9 & Olymp. OMD EM19.9M439.49.799.327-3-20140100011010
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtSony A7R III + MC119.9FF9.
Sigma 135m f/1.8 ArtSony A7R III9.8FF9.69.98.1831-3-20180100011010
Sony FE 85 mm 1.4Sony A7R mk29.8FF9.
Sigma 40mm f/1.4 ArtSony A7RIII9.7FF9.
Nikon AF-S 105MM f/1.4E EDNikon D8109.6FF9.
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.4Sony A7R mk29.6FF9.
Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2Sony A7R III9.5FF9.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ArtSony A7R III9.5FF99.97.79.130-4-20180100011010
Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macroNikon D8109.5FF8.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 LUMIX S PROPanasonic S1R9.4FF9.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USMCanon 5DsR9.4FF9.
Sony FE 90mm macroSony A7R mk29.4FF9.19.797.920-5-20161100011000
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon 5DsR9.4FF9.19.788.51-7-20130000010001
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D8109.4FF8.99.78.394-5-20140100000010
Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 EX DG MacroNikon D800E9.4FF8.
Canon 1.4X Extender EF III + Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USMCanon 5DsR9.3FF9.
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USDNikon D8109.3FF99.68.3828-10-20170100011010
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D8109.3FF8.
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro DG HSM ArtSony A7R III + MC119.3FF8.
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D72009.3APS-C8.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art + Sigma MC11Sony A7R mk2 + Sigma MC119.3FF8.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4 OIS LUMIX S PROPanasonic S1R9.2FF8.
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8Sony A7R III9.2FF8.
Sigma 28mm f/1.4 ArtCanon 5DsR9.2FF8.
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D8109.2FF8.
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8GNikon D8109.2FF8.
Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4Canon 5DsR9.2FF8.
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USMCanon EOS R9.2FF8.69.58.991-6-20190000010110
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USDNikon D72009.2APS-C8.
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro NikkorNikon D72009.2APS-C8.
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeis Sonnar TSony A7R mk29.2FF8.
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXDSony A7R mk29.1FF9.
Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8Sony A7R III9.1FF99.87.17.410-3-20180100011000
Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4Sony A7R III9.1FF8.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2Sony A7R mk29.1FF8.
Nikon AF-S 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro NikkorNikon D8109.1FF8.
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D8109FF8.
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ArtNikon D8109FF8.89.78.474-12-20120000000011
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX SDCanon 5DsR9FF8.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USMCanon 5DsR9FF8.
Sony FE 50mm 1.8Sony A7R mk29FF8.69.68.786-1-20170100000010
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8Sony A7R III9FF8.
Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 voor Sony FESony A7R mk29FF8.
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM MacroNikon D32009APS-C8.
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Nikon D8109FF8.
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8Sony A7R mk28.9FF9.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L IICanon 5DsR8.9FF8.89.887.123-5-20130000010001
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VRNikon D8108.9FF8.79.68720-3-20170000011011
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2Canon EOS R8.9FF8.
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D8108.9FF8.
Panasonic Leica Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power IOSPanasonic G98.9M438.
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USMCanon EOS R8.9FF8.
Sony FE 50mm macro f/2.8Sony A7R mk28.9FF8.
Olympus 75 mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko DigitalOlympus OM-D E-M18.9M438.
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSMNikon D800E8.9FF8.
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.4Sony A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)8.9APS-C8.
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8GNikon D72008.9APS-C89.89.59.830-5-20140100011010
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VRNikon D8508.8FF8.
Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 SONY FESony A7R III8.8FF8.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USMCanon 5DsR8.8FF8.79.78.5712-11-20180000010001
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 ArtCanon 5DsR8.8FF8.69.78.479-2-20190000110001
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G EDNikon D8108.8FF8.
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR IINikon D8108.8FF8.
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VRNikon D8108.8FF8.49.79928-2-20190100010100
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4XCanon 1D x8.8FF8.
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STMCanon 1D x8.8FF8.
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4GNikon D8108.8FF8.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D72008.8APS-C8.
Samsung 45 mm f/1.8Samsung NX18.8APS-C8.
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSMNikon D32008.8APS-C7.
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-SNikon D72008.8APS-C7.
Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4Nikon Z78.7FF8.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4 MACRO OIS LUMIX SPanasonic S1R8.7FF8.98.69.464-7-20190000010001
Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (model A036)Sony A7R III8.7FF8.
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.4G EDNikon D8108.7FF8.
Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSSSony A7R mk38.7FF8.
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GMSony A7R mk28.7FF8.
Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8Sony A7R mk28.7FF8.
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 voor Sony FESony A7R mk28.7FF8.
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USMCanon EOS R8.7FF8.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"Nikon D8108.7FF8.
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di LD [IF] macroCanon 5D MK38.7FF8.49.78.3724-11-20140000001011
Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 SONY FESony A7R mk3 APSC crop8.7APS-C8.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2Sony A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)8.7APS-C8.29.598.39-6-20160100000010
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VRNikon D8108.7FF8.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2Sony A7R III8.7FF7.
Samsung 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA NXSamsung NX18.7APS-C7.
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VR + 1.4 converterNikon D8508.6FF8.
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USMCanon EOS R8.6FF8.
Sony FE 28 mm f/2Sony A7R III8.6FF8.
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USMCanon EOS R8.6FF8.
Nikon 24mm f/1.8Nikon D8108.6FF8.
Nikon AF-S 28 mm f/1.8GNikon D8108.6FF8.
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VRNikon D72008.6APS-C8.
Tokina Cinema AT-X 16-28mm T/3Sony A7R mk28.6FF8.
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S NikkorNikon D800E8.6FF8.19.798.513-5-20130000010001
Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro Olympus OM-D E-M58.6M438.
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