Macro lens reviews (WYSIWYG)

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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 
Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM9.6FF9. 5DsR11000110001Canon EFCanon100
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro DG HSM Art9.5FF9. A7R III + MC1111000100001SonyFESigma70
Sony FE 90mm macro9.4FF9. A7R mk211000110001SonyFESony90
Sony FE 50mm macro f/2.89.3FF9. A7R mk211000000001SonyFESony50
Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macro9.1FF9. D81011000110001NikonTokina100
Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro8.6FF8. D800E11000100001NikonSigma70
Nikon AF-S 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro Nikkor8.5FF8. D81011000110001NikonNikon105
Olympus 30 mm f/3.5 Macro8.2M437. OMD EM1 mk211000100001Micro-43Olympus70
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor8.2APS-C7. D720011000100001NikonNikon158
Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro NX8.1APS-C7. NX111000100001SamsungSamsung90
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS Leica DG MACRO-ELMARIT8.1M437. OM-D E-M111000100001Micro-43Panasonic90
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro8.1APS-C7. D320011000100001NikonSigma158
Sony 50 mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-50M288.1APS-C7. A7711000100001SonyASony75
Nikon 40 mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor8.1APS-C7. D720011000100001NikonNikon60
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G MACRO 8.0M437. OM-D E-M111000100001Micro-43Panasonic60
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 8.0APS-C7. 650D11000101101Canon EFSigma300

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM
8.0APS-C7. EOS M5011000000001Canon EFCanon45
Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro 7.9M437. OM-D E-M511000100101Micro-43Olympus100
Canon EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM7.8APS-C7. 80D11000100001Canon EF-SCanon96
Olympus 60mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Digital ED7.8M437. OM-D E-M1 mk211000100001Micro-43Olympus120
Tamron 60mm f/2 Di II LD IF Macro7.2APS-C7. 650D11000110101Canon EFTamron90
Canon EF 24-70 mm f4 L USM IS7.2APS-C7. 650D10000100012Canon EFCanon99999
Tokina Reflex 300 mm f/6.3 MF Macro6.8M436. OM-D E-M511000101001Micro-43Tokina600


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.