Fixed focal length reviews (WYSIWYG)

His lenses with a fixed focal length; lways better than zoom lenses? That is no longer the case. There are several zoom lenses that higher optical performance drop in our tests. Lenses with fixed focal length are quite often brighter and more compact than zoom lenses. There are also many fotogrefen who are convinced that working with a vsat focal fotoe yields better, because you are much more conscious about the composition.
The performance of the lenses in this table are based on " What you see is what you get ( WYSIWYG )", as you save images in the camera as a jpg file, with all the in- camera lens corrections applied ("What you see is what you get ": WYSIWYG"). If a lens is tested on a camera with an APS-C or micro-43 sensor , then the focal lengths have been converted to the equivalent field of view for a camera with a full frame sensor ( mm @ ff ) . Because of this conversion, you can compare lenses on cameras with different sensor types . 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 thet lens scores are determined by the test camera being used (megapixels , sensor size, jpg conversion).

Pure & RAW

There is another, " Pure and RAW" table with test results based on raw test results , where no corrections for chromatic aberration , distortion or vignettinge have been applied. Also the influence of the jpg conversion and sharpening are ruled out. RAW files withou sharpening are used for the Pure and RAW table. These scores approach the intrinsic quality of the combination of lens and test camera.

Focal length (FF equiv.)
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 Lens   Score   Sensor   Resol.   CA   Vign.   Vervorm.   Testdatum   Testcamera   Macro   Vast   Superzoom   Fisheye   Groothoek   Standaard   Portret   Tele   Lowlight   Zoom   Filter   Mount   Merknaam 
Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM9.8FF9. 5DsR11000010001CanonCanon
Sony FE 90mm macro9.8FF9. A7R mk211000010001SonyFESamyang
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.49.6FF9. A7R mk201000010101SonyFEZeiss
Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.89.5FF8. A7R III01000010001Sony FEZeiss
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR9.5FF9. D81001000001001NikonNikon
Sony FE 50mm macro f/2.89.4FF9. A7R mk211000100001SonyFESony
Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.89.4FF9. A7R mk201000010101SonyFEZeiss
Nikon AF-S 105MM f/1.4E ED9.3FF9. D81001000010101NikonNikon
Samyang FE AF 50mm f/1.49.3FF8. A7R mk201000100101SonyFESamyang
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art + Sigma MC119.3FF9. A7R mk2 + Sigma MC1101000100101CanonSigma
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM9.2FF8. D800E01000010101NikonSigma
Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macro9.2FF8. D81011000010001NikonTokina
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II9.2FF8. D81001000001101NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8G9.1FF8. D81001000010101NikonNikon
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art + Sigma MC119.1FF8. A7R mk2 + Sigma MC1101001000101CanonSigma
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE9.1FF9. A7R mk201000100001SonyFESamyang
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/29.1FF9. A7R mk201001000101SonyFEZeiss
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD9.0APS-C8. D720001000010101NikonTamron
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM9.0FF8. 5DsR01000010101CanonCanon
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR9.0APS-C8. D720001000001101NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 35 mm f/1.4G8.9FF8. D800E01000100101NikonNikon
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.88.9FF9. A7R mk201001000001SonyFEZeiss
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR 8.9FF8. D81001000001101NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR8.9FF8. D81001000001101NikonNikon
Sony FE 85 mm 1.48.8FF8. A7R mk201000010101CanonSony
Sony FE 50mm 1.88.8FF8. A7R mk201000100101CanonSony
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.8FF8. D81001001000101CanonSigma
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T8.8FF8. A7R mk201000100101SonyFESony
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/28.7APS-C8. A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)01000100101SonyEZeiss
Samsung 45 mm f/1.88.7APS-C8. NX101000000101SamsungSamsung
Nikon 1 32mm f/1.28.7CX-1inch8. J501000010101NikonNikon
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.48.7APS-C8. A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)01000010101SonyEZeiss
Samyang FE AF 50mm f/1.48.7APS-C8. A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)01000000101SonyESamyang
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"8.7FF8. D81001000100101NikonSigma
Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro8.6FF8. D800E11000000001NikonSigma
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.6FF8. D81001000100101NikonSigma
Nikon PC 19mm f/4E ED8.6FF8. D81001001000001NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8G8.6APS-C7. D720001000010101NikonNikon
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD8.6FF8. D81001000010101NikonTamron
Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II8.6APS-C7. D710001000001101NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR8.6APS-C8. D720001000001101NikonNikon
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.5APS-C8. D720001000000101NikonSigma
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.88.5APS-C8. A7R mk201001000001SonyEZeiss
Nikon AF-S 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro Nikkor8.5FF8. D81011000010001NikonNikon
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.4FF8. D81001001000101NikonSigma
Fujinon XF60mmF2.4 R Macro8.4APS-C7. X E-101000010101FujiFujinon
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.4G ED8.4FF8. D81001000000101NikonNikon
Samsung 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA NX8.4APS-C7. NX101000010101SamsungSamsung
Panasonic 42.5 mm f.12 Nocticron8.4M437. G9 & Olymp. OMD EM101000010101Micro-43Panasonic
Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR 8.4APS-C7. D720001000001101NikonNikon
Samsung 30mm f/28.3APS-C7. NX101000100101SamsungSamsung
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE8.3APS-C8. A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)01000100001SonyESamyang
Nikon 28 mm f/1.8G8.3APS-C7. D720001000100101NikonNikon
Olympus 300mm8.2M437. OM-D E-M101000001101Micro-43Olympus
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM8.2APS-C7. 760D01000100001CanonCanon
Panasonic Leica Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power IOS8.2M437. G901000001101Micro-43Panasonic
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor8.2APS-C7. D720011000000001NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 50 mm f/1.8G8.2APS-C7. D720001000000101NikonNikon
Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II (SAL300F28G2)8.1APS-C7. A7701000001101SonyASony
Olympus 30 mm f/3.5 Macro8.1M437. OMD EM1 mk211000000001Micro-43Olympus
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.1APS-C8. D720001000100101NikonSigma
Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R8.1APS-C7. X E-201001000001FujiFujinon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM8.1FF7. 5Ds01000100101CanonCanon
Nikon 24mm f/1.88.1FF8. D81001001000101NikonNikon
Nikon 24mm f/1.88.1APS-C7. D720001000100101NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED8.1APS-C7. D720001000100101NikonNikon
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro8.1APS-C7. D320011000000001NikonSigma
Nikon 40 mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor8.1APS-C7. D720011000000001NikonNikon
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"8.1FF7. 1D X01000100101CanonSigma
Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.48.1M437. & Olympus EM101001000101Micro-43Panasonic
Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro NX8.0APS-C7. NX111000000001SamsungSamsung
Samsung 20mm f/2.88.0APS-C7. NX101000000001SamsungSamsung
Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.88.0APS-C7. X E-201000100001FujiFujinon
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"8.0APS-C8. D710001000100101NikonSigma
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS Leica DG MACRO-ELMARIT8.0M437. OM-D E-M111000000001Micro-43Panasonic
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM8.0APS-C7. 650D01000000001Canon Canon
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM8.0FF7. 1D x01000100001Canon Canon
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G 8.0M437. OM-D E-M101000010101Micro-43Panasonic
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM8.0APS-C7. D320001000010101NikonSigma
Sony 50 mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-50M288.0APS-C7. A7711000000001SonyASony
Nikon AF-S 28 mm f/1.8G8.0FF8. D81001000000101NikonNikon
Olympus 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko Digital7.9M437. OM-D E-M101000100101Micro-43Olympus
Canon 50mm f/1.2L7.9FF7. 5D MK301000100101CanonCanon
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G MACRO 7.9M437. OM-D E-M111000000001Micro-43Panasonic
Nikon 20mm 1.8G7.9APS-C7. D720001000000101NikonNikon
Olympus 75 mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko Digital7.9M437. OM-D E-M101000000101Micro-43Olympus
Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro 7.9M437. OM-D E-M511000000101Micro-43Olympus
Nikon AF-S 50 mm f/1.8G7.9FF7. D81001000100101NikonNikon
Olympus 45 mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko Digital7.8M437. OM-D E-M501000010101Micro-43Olympus
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS7.8FF8. 5D MK301000100101CanonCanon
Samsung 16mm f/2.47.8APS-C7. NX101001000101SamsungSamsung
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM7.8APS-C7. 760D01000000101CanonCanon
Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO7.8M436. GH501000100101Micro-43
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR7.8FF7. D81001000001001NikonNikon
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro7.8APS-C7. 650D11000000001CanonSigma
Sony 500mm f/4 G SSM 7.8APS-C7. A7701000001101SonyASony
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S7.8APS-C7. D720001000010101NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED7.8FF7. D81001000100101NikonNikon
Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM7.7APS-C7. 80D11000000001CanonCanon
Olympus 25mm f/1.27.7M437. OMD EM1 mk201000100101Micro-43Olympus
Samyang AF 14mm f/2.87.7FF7. A7R mk201001000001SonyFESamyang
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS7.7APS-C7. 650D01000100101CanonCanon
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro7.7APS-C7. SD1 Merrill11000000001SigmaSigma
Yongnuo 50mm f/1.87.7APS-C7. 760D01000000101CanonYongnuo
Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO7.7M437. GH501000010101Micro-43
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G7.7FF7. D81001000010101NikonNikon
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM7.7FF7. 5D mk301001000101CanonCanon
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G7.7FF7. D800E01000100101NikonNikon
Panasonic 1.4x converter + Panasonic Leica Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power IOS7.6M437. G901000001101Micro-43Panasonic
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 ASPH Leica DG SUMMILUX7.6M437. OM-D E-M101000100101Micro-43Panasonic
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 7.6APS-C7. 650D11000000101CanonSigma
Samsung 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D NX 7.6APS-C7. NX 30001000000101SamsungSamsung
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Special Edition7.6M437. OM-D E-M101001000101Micro-43Olympus
Olympus 60mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Digital ED7.6M437. OM-D E-M1 mk211000000001Micro-43Olympus
Nikon 35 mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor7.5APS-C6. D710001000100101NikonNikon
Olympus 25 mm f/1.87.4M437. EM-1001000100101Micro-43Olympus
Panasonic 15mm f/1.7 ASPH Leica DG SUMMILUX7.4M436. OM-D E-M101000000101Micro-43Panasonic
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM7.4APS-C7. 650D01000100101CanonCanon
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR7.4APS-C6. D710001000001001NikonNikon
Sony 85 mm f/2.8 SAM SAL85F287.4APS-C6. A7701000000001SonyASony
Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S7.4APS-C7. D720001000100101NikonNikon
Panasonic 2x converter + Panasonic Leica Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power IOS7.3M436. G901000001001Micro-43Panasonic
Nikon 35 mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor7.3APS-C6. D710001000100101NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 20mm 1.8G7.2FF7. D81001001000101NikonNikon
Panasonic 20 mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G II7.2M436. OM-D E-M101000100101Micro-43Panasonic
Nikon AF-S 58mm 1.4G7.2FF7. D81001000100101NikonNikon
Nikon 1 18.5 mm f/1.87.1CX-1inch6. J501000100101NikonNikon
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art 7.0APS-C6. D710001000100101SigmaSigma
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S7.0APS-C7. D320001000000101NikonNikon
Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4G ED7.0FF7. D81001001000101NikonNikon
Tamron 60mm f/2 Di II LD IF Macro6.9APS-C7. 650D11000010101CanonTamron
Nikon 1 10 mm f/2.8 1 Nikkor6.9CX-1inch6. J101000000001NikonNikon
Canon 50mm f/1.2L6.9APS-C6. 650D01000000101CanonCanon
Sigma 19 mm f/2.8 EX DN6.5M436. OM-D E-M501000100001Micro-43Sigma
Sigma 30 mm f/2.8 EX DN6.5M436. GX101000000001Micro-43Sigma
Panasonic 14 mm f/2.5 ASPH LUMIX G6.4M436. GH201000000001Micro-43Panasonic
Tokina Reflex 300 mm f/6.3 MF Macro6.4M436. OM-D E-M511000001001Micro-43Tokina
Sigma 10 mm f/2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSMAPS-Cfisheyefisheye2012-08-16Sigma SD1 Merrill01010000001SigmaSigma
Olympus 8mm f/1.8mm Fisheye PROM43fisheyefisheye2015-08-04Olympus OM-D E-M101010000101Micro-43Olympus
Samsung 10mm f/3.5 Fisheye NX i-FunctionAPS-Cfisheyefisheye2015-10-07Samsung NX101010000001SamsungSamsung
Panasonic 8 mm f/3.5 LUMIX G FisheyeM43fisheyefisheye2011-11-14Panasonic GH201010000000Micro-43Panasonic

Ivo Freriks
Author: Ivo Freriks
With Camera Review Stuff I hope to make a modest contribution to the pleasure that you get from photography. By testing cameras and lenses in the same way, evluating the results and weighing up the pros and cons, I hope to help you find the right camera or lens.