Macro lens reviews (WYSIWYG)

With a macro lens you can get a little close to the subject to photograph. With macro lenses the subject as large on the sensor shown as it really is. We speak of a afbeeldingsmaatsatf 1:1.
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, with all the in-camera lens corrections ("What you see is what you get "). The Macro lenses have not been tested in the macro range, but have gone through the same test procedure as all other lenses. So you can compare the scores of macro lenses directly with other types of lenses.

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.

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).


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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   mm-ff 
Sony FE 90mm macro9.9FF9. A7R mk211000010001SonyFESamyang90
Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM9.8FF9. 5DsR11000010001CanonCanon100
Sony FE 50mm macro f/2.89.4FF8. A7R mk211000100001SonyFESony50
Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macro9.2FF8. D81011000010001NikonTokina100
Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro8.6FF8. D800E11000000001NikonSigma70
Nikon AF-S 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro Nikkor8.5FF7. D81011000010001NikonNikon105
Olympus 30 mm f/3.5 Macro8.3M437. OMD EM1 mk211000000001Micro-43Olympus70
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor8.2APS-C7. D720011000000001NikonNikon158
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro8.1APS-C7. D320011000000001NikonSigma158
Nikon 40 mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor8.1APS-C7. D720011000000001NikonNikon60
Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro NX8.0APS-C7. NX111000000001SamsungSamsung90
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS Leica DG MACRO-ELMARIT8.0M437. OM-D E-M111000000001Micro-43Panasonic90
Sony 50 mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-50M288.0APS-C7. A7711000000001SonyASony75
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G MACRO 7.9M437. OM-D E-M111000000001Micro-43Panasonic60
Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro 7.9M437. OM-D E-M511000000101Micro-43Olympus100
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro7.8APS-C7. 650D11000000001CanonSigma168
Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM7.7APS-C7. 80D11000000001CanonCanon96
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro7.7APS-C6. SD1 Merrill11000000001SigmaSigma158
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 7.6APS-C6. 650D11000000101CanonSigma288
Olympus 60mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Digital ED7.6M437. OM-D E-M1 mk211000000001Micro-43Olympus120
Canon EF 24-70 mm f4 L USM IS7.0APS-C7. 650D10000100012CanonCanon99999
Tamron 60mm f/2 Di II LD IF Macro6.9APS-C6. 650D11000010101CanonTamron90
Tokina Reflex 300 mm f/6.3 MF Macro6.5M436. OM-D E-M511000001001Micro-43Tokina600


Ivo Freriks
Author: Ivo Freriks
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