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 5DsR9.9FF9.79.37.89.62011-08-251100011000
Panasonic 42.5 mm f.12 NocticronPanasonic G9 & Olymp. OMD EM19.9M439.59.59.09.32014-03-270100011010
Sigma 135m f/1.8 ArtSony A7R III9.8FF9.79.88.18.02018-03-310100011010
Sony FE 85 mm 1.4Sony A7R mk29.8FF9.49.68.78.92016-12-300100011010
Nikon AF-S 105MM f/1.4E EDNikon D8109.6FF9.69.58.47.32016-11-220100011010
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.4Sony A7R mk29.6FF9.29.67.79.52017-10-180100011010
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ArtSony A7R III9.6FF9.29.87.79.12018-04-300100011010
Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macroNikon D8109.5FF9.19.39.59.22016-04-011100011000
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USMCanon 5DsR9.4FF9.79.45.56.92017-12-040100011010
Sony FE 90mm macroSony A7R mk29.4FF9.39.49.07.92016-05-201100011000
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon 5DsR9.4FF9.39.48.08.52013-07-010000010001
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D8109.4FF9.09.48.39.02014-05-040100000010
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USDNikon D8109.3FF9.29.08.38.02017-10-280100011010
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D8109.3FF9.09.79.68.22016-08-010100010110
Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 EX DG MacroNikon D800E9.3FF8.99.38.99.52012-06-131100010000
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D72009.3APS-C8.99.69.69.72016-10-290100010110
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2Sony A7R mk29.2FF8.99.49.08.32016-04-110100110010
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D8109.2FF8.99.79.28.82016-07-250100010100
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8GNikon D8109.2FF8.79.49.18.72014-04-210100011010
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art + Sigma MC11Sony A7R mk2 + Sigma MC119.2FF8.79.48.29.32018-02-120100000010
Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8Sony A7R III9.1FF9.29.77.17.42018-03-100100011000
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USDNikon D72009.1APS-C8.79.28.89.22017-10-200100011010
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeis Sonnar TSony A7R mk29.1FF8.69.78.39.52014-02-260100000010
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro NikkorNikon D72009.1APS-C8.59.99.49.92012-08-191100010000
Nikon AF-S 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro NikkorNikon D8109.0FF8.89.28.38.72012-12-151100011000
Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 voor Sony FESony A7R mk29.0FF8.59.48.68.82017-10-110100000010
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Nikon D8109.0FF8.59.39.39.32015-03-130100010110
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8Sony A7R mk28.9FF9.29.55.56.52017-04-150100110000
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX SDCanon 5DsR8.9FF9.09.18.86.82016-02-050000010001
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D8108.9FF8.98.99.36.32016-01-080100110010
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L IICanon 5DsR8.9FF8.99.58.07.12013-05-230000010001
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ArtNikon D8108.9FF8.99.38.47.02012-12-040000000011
Sony FE 50mm 1.8Sony A7R mk28.9FF8.79.08.78.02017-01-060100000010
Panasonic Leica Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power IOSPanasonic G98.9M438.69.88.59.12018-01-010100010110
Sony FE 50mm macro f/2.8Sony A7R mk28.9FF8.49.97.49.82017-01-011100000000
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.4Sony A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)8.9APS-C8.49.88.69.22017-01-310100011010
Olympus 75 mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko DigitalOlympus OM-D E-M18.9M438.49.69.58.92013-03-310100010010
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSMNikon D800E8.9FF8.39.38.39.22013-05-170100011010
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM MacroSigma SD1 Merrill8.9APS-C8.39.79.59.82012-09-061100010000
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VRNikon D8508.8FF9.09.45.57.72018-04-150000010101
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VRNikon D8108.8FF8.99.28.07.02017-03-200000011011
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G EDNikon D8108.8FF8.79.27.77.22014-08-020100000010
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D8108.8FF8.69.25.59.12015-05-220100110010
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR IINikon D8108.8FF8.69.28.57.72015-03-300100010110
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtNikon D72008.8APS-C8.29.68.59.12014-08-250100010010
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8GNikon D72008.8APS-C8.19.69.59.82014-05-300100011010
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.4G EDNikon D8108.7FF8.99.15.56.72017-08-070100010010
Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 SONY FESony A7R mk38.7FF8.89.58.25.92018-05-260100000010
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 voor Sony FESony A7R mk28.7FF8.79.45.58.42017-09-220100000000
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4XCanon 1D x8.7FF8.59.38.88.42013-08-160000000101
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STMCanon 1D x8.7FF8.49.57.98.72012-12-120100000000
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4GNikon D8108.7FF8.49.08.18.22014-10-190100011010
Samsung 45 mm f/1.8Samsung NX18.7APS-C8.29.09.49.12015-02-110100010010
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-SNikon D72008.7APS-C8.09.79.39.22014-10-010100011010
Samsung 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA NXSamsung NX18.7APS-C7.99.59.39.62015-01-020100011010
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VR + 1.4 converterNikon D8508.6FF8.99.28.16.62018-04-150000010101
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GMSony A7R mk28.6FF8.88.88.76.12016-04-040000010001
Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8Sony A7R mk28.6FF8.88.98.75.92016-08-190100011010
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"Nikon D8108.6FF8.59.47.86.82013-05-020100000010
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di LD [IF] macroCanon 5D MK38.6FF8.59.48.37.02014-11-240000001011
Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 SONY FESony A7R mk3 APSC crop8.6APS-C8.59.69.16.82018-06-040100000010
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VRNikon D72008.6APS-C8.49.59.58.32018-06-100000010111
Tokina Cinema AT-X 16-28mm T/3Sony A7R mk28.6FF8.39.28.18.62016-10-210000110001
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2Sony A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)8.6APS-C8.39.09.08.32016-06-090100000010
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S NikkorNikon D800E8.6FF8.39.49.08.52013-05-130000010001
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VRNikon D8108.6FF8.39.18.48.82015-05-040100010100
Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro NXSamsung NX18.6APS-C8.19.69.19.02012-02-021100010000
Nikon PC 19mm f/4E EDNikon D8108.6FF8.19.48.69.52017-03-120100110000
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM MacroNikon D32008.6APS-C8.19.49.59.32012-08-301100010000
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSMNikon D32008.6APS-C8.09.39.39.32012-11-070100011010
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"Canon 1D X8.6FF8.09.28.19.12012-12-300100000010
Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 voor Sony FESony A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)8.6APS-C7.99.78.89.52017-11-240100010010
Nikon AF-S 28 mm f/1.8GNikon D8108.5FF8.69.65.57.42014-07-040100010010
Nikon 24mm f/1.8Nikon D8108.5FF8.59.45.57.72015-11-030100110010
Nikon AF-S 58mm 1.4GNikon D8108.5FF8.49.58.26.62014-02-030100000010
Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon 5Ds8.5FF8.39.48.87.32014-06-230000001011
Nikon AF-S 50 mm f/1.8GNikon D8108.5FF8.39.68.37.02013-09-090100000010
Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro Olympus OM-D E-M58.5M438.29.59.58.12012-11-041100010010
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VRNikon D56008.5APS-C8.19.59.58.42017-04-030000010111
Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR Nikon D72008.5APS-C8.19.49.58.82015-06-010100010110
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VRNikon D72008.5APS-C8.19.59.69.32016-09-190100010110
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ArtNikon D72008.5APS-C8.09.49.38.82012-12-250000000011
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM MacroCanon 650D8.5APS-C8.09.49.59.52011-09-201100010000
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon 760D8.5APS-C7.99.59.39.02015-10-120100010010
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon 5Ds8.4FF8.49.17.77.02015-08-240100000010
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRNikon D8108.4FF8.49.49.37.12015-11-090000010101
Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 ArtSony A7R III8.4FF8.49.77.26.32018-05-050000010001
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 voor Sony FESony A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)8.4APS-C8.39.57.97.32017-11-270100000000
Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR IINikon D71008.4APS-C8.39.28.57.72015-06-120100010110
Nikon AF-S 35 mm f/1.4GNikon D800E8.4FF8.29.57.76.72012-05-130100000010
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art + Sigma MC11Sony A7R mk2 + Sigma MC118.4FF8.28.99.17.52017-07-310100110010
Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR Nikon D8108.4FF8.29.68.68.12017-11-130000010101
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 ArtCanon 760D8.4APS-C8.28.99.17.52016-09-300000011011
Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2Nikon J58.4CX-1inch7.99.09.38.72013-11-240100011010
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 OSSSony A7R mk28.3FF8.69.18.65.52014-03-040000010001
Tokina Firin 20mm f/2 AFSony A7R mk38.3FF8.59.55.56.12018-06-060100110010
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX SDNikon D72008.3APS-C8.29.09.47.52015-12-210000010001
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR NikkorNikon D800E8.3FF8.19.38.87.32013-02-040000011011
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STMCanon 650D8.3APS-C8.09.29.67.72012-09-100100010000
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR NikkorNikon D32008.3APS-C7.89.29.68.72013-05-060000010011
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