Superzoom lens reviews (WYSIWYG)

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).

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.

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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 
Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro M.Zuiko Digital ED7.9M437.38.48.78.32017-02-09Olympus OMD EM1 mk200100000012Micro-43
Panasonic Lumix FZ10007.3CX-1inch6.59.09.28.32014-10-27Panasonic Lumix FZ10000100001012no
Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 7.3APS-C6.48.58.49.92012-10-20Sony A7700100001012SonyA
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM7.3APS-C7.19.09.15.82016-06-20Canon 80D00100100012Canon
Sony 70-400 mm f/4-5.6G SAL-70400G7.2APS-C6.68.19.48.42012-03-19Sony A7700100001012SonyA
Nikon 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor7.2APS-C6.88.28.47.62011-05-16Nikon D710000100000012Nikon
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM7.1APS-C6.98.29.45.92013-02-08Canon 650D00100000012Canon
Tokina AT-X DX 14-20mm f/27.0APS-C7.17.96.06.62016-04-15Canon 760D00101000112Canon
Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR7.0APS-C6.77.77.37.62013-10-10Nikon D710000100000012Nikon
Nikon 18-300 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR6.9APS-C6.58.68.37.02012-07-12Nikon D720000100001012Nikon
Nikon 16-85 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor6.9APS-C6.38.98.47.62012-08-10Nikon D320000100000012Nikon
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 6.9APS-C6.68.28.36.72013-01-28Nikon D320000100001012Nikon
Nikon 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR II Nikkor6.8APS-C6.67.78.26.82012-09-21Nikon D320000100001012Nikon
Nikon AF-S DX 18?300mm f/3.5?6.3G ED VR6.7APS-C6.38.47.57.32014-06-02Nikon D720000100001012Nikon
Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G VARIO6.7M436.07.98.19.22013-10-28Olympus OM-D E-M100100000012Micro-43
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF6.6APS-C6.37.18.37.62013-06-28Canon 650D00100001012Canon
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary6.5APS-C6.29.07.75.62014-08-08Nikon D710000100001012Nikon
Canon EF-S 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS6.5APS-C6.29.28.85.72012-01-01Canon 650D00100001012Canon
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary6.1APS-C6.06.77.76.92014-03-26Canon 650D00100001012Canon
Panasonic 14-140 mm f/4-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO HD6.1M435.57.08.88.52012-02-06Panasonic GH200100000012Micro-43
Nikon 1 10-100 mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Nikkor VR6.0CX-1inch5.77.48.46.52012-07-03Nikon J100100000012Nikon
Canon EF-S 15-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM5.8APS-C5.67.87.56.22011-04-03Canon 7D00100000012Canon

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.