Standard lens reviews (WYSIWYG)

With a standard lens you can shoot many types of images. The image you see through the viewfinder of the camera, roughly corresponds to the image that you see when you're not looking through the viewfinder. On a camera with a full frame sensor, this corresponds to a focal length between 35 and 65 mm. Below you will see both lenses with a fixed focal length in that range as a zoom lens that (partially) coincides with this range. There are many lenses on the market that meet those criteria.
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.

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 Lens   Score   Sensor   Res   CA   Vign   Dist   Test camera   Mount   filter   Standard 
Sony FE 50mm macro f/2.89.4FF8. A7R mk2SonyFE11
Samyang FE AF 50mm f/1.49.3FF8. A7R mk2SonyFE11
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art + Sigma MC119.3FF8. A7R mk2 + Sigma MC11Canon11
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE9.1FF8. A7R mk2SonyFE11
Nikon AF-S 35 mm f/1.4G8.9FF8. D800ENikon11
Sony FE 50mm 1.88.8FF8. A7R mk2Canon11
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T8.8FF8. A7R mk2SonyFE11
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/28.7APS-C8. A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)SonyE11
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"8.7FF8. D810Nikon11
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.6FF9. D810Nikon11
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR8.4FF8. D810Nikon21
Samsung 30mm f/28.3APS-C8. NX1Samsung11
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE8.3APS-C8. A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)SonyE11
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor8.3APS-C7. D5200Nikon21
Nikon 28 mm f/1.8G8.3APS-C7. D7200Nikon11
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM8.2APS-C7. 760DCanon11
Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM8.1FF8. 5D mk4Canon21
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.1APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM8.1FF8. 5DsCanon11
Nikon 24mm f/1.88.1APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED8.1APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"8.1FF8. 1D XCanon11
Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.88.0APS-C7. X E-2Fuji11
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"8.0APS-C8. D7100Nikon11
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM8.0FF8. 1D xCanon 11
Olympus 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko Digital7.9M437. OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Canon 50mm f/1.2L7.9FF7. 5D MK3Canon11
Nikon AF-S 50 mm f/1.8G7.9FF8. D810Nikon11
Nikon 16-35 mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor7.8FF8. D800ENikon21
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS7.8FF8. 5D MK3Canon11
Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO7.8M437. GH5Micro-4311
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED7.8FF8. D810Nikon11
Olympus 25mm f/1.27.7M437. OMD EM1 mk2Micro-4311
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS7.7APS-C7. 650DCanon11
Yongnuo 50mm f/1.87.7FF8. 5DsCanon EF11
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO7.7M437. OM-D E-M1Micro-4321
Samsung 50-150mm f/2.8 S OIS7.7APS-C8. NX1Samsung21
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G7.7FF8. D800ENikon11
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S7.6APS-C7. D5200Nikon21
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 ASPH Leica DG SUMMILUX7.6M437. OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X7.6FF8. 1D xCanon21
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS LUMIX G VARIO7.5M437. GH5Micro-4321
Nikon 35 mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor7.5APS-C7. D7100Nikon11
Olympus 25 mm f/1.87.4M437. EM-10Micro-4311
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM7.4APS-C7. 650DCanon11
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 7.4APS-C7. 650DCanon21
Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S7.4APS-C7. D7200Nikon11
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM7.3FF7. 5D MK3Canon21
Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO7.3APS-C8.1Sigma SD1 MerrillSigma21
Nikon 35 mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor7.3APS-C7. D7100Nikon11
Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED 7.3APS-C7. D7100Nikon21
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM7.3APS-C7. 80DCanon21
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II7.2APS-C7. D7100Nikon21
Panasonic 20 mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G II7.2M437. OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Nikon AF-S 58mm 1.4G7.2FF8. D810Nikon11
Nikon 1 18.5 mm f/1.87.1CX-1inch8. J5Nikon11
Canon EF 24-70 mm f4 L USM IS7.0APS-C7. 650DCanon21
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art 7.0APS-C7. D7100Sigma11
TAMRON 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD6.9APS-C7. EOS M5Canon21
Canon EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L II USM6.9APS-C7. 650DCanon21
Sigma 19 mm f/2.8 EX DN6.5M438. OM-D E-M5Micro-4311
Panasonic 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ6.3M437. GX1Micro-4321
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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.