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/2.89.4FF8.69.97.49.8Sony A7R mk2SonyFE11
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE9.3FF8.79.48.68.8Sony A7R mk2SonyFE11
Samyang FE AF 50mm f/1.49.1FF8.99.45.58.4Sony A7R mk2SonyFE11
Nikon AF-S 35 mm f/1.4G8.9FF8.49.57.76.7Nikon D800ENikon11
Sony FE 50mm 1.88.8FF8.99.08.78.0Sony A7R mk2Canon11
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"8.8FF8.79.47.86.8Nikon D810Nikon11
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T8.8FF8.79.78.39.5Sony A7R mk2SonyFE11
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/28.7APS-C8.59.09.08.3Sony A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)SonyE11
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.6FF9.29.48.39.0Nikon D810Nikon11
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR8.4FF8.69.49.37.1Nikon D810Nikon21
Samsung 30mm f/28.3APS-C8.39.48.96.0Samsung NX1Samsung11
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM8.3APS-C7.79.08.86.5Canon 760DCanon11
Nikon 28 mm f/1.8G8.3APS-C7.99.39.06.7Nikon D7200Nikon11
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor8.2APS-C7.49.29.58.8Nikon D5200Nikon21
Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM8.1FF8.49.25.57.0Canon 5D mk4Canon21
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.1APS-C8.09.18.98.6Nikon D7200Nikon11
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM8.1FF8.69.17.77.0Canon 5DsCanon11
Nikon 24mm f/1.88.1APS-C8.09.58.98.3Nikon D7200Nikon11
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"8.1APS-C8.09.18.97.4Nikon D7100Nikon11
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED8.1APS-C8.29.29.17.2Nikon D7200Nikon11
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"8.1FF8.29.28.19.1Canon 1D XCanon11
Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.88.0APS-C7.99.58.78.7Fujifilm X E-2Fuji11
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM8.0FF8.69.57.98.7Canon 1D xCanon 11
Olympus 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko Digital7.9M437.59.28.15.5Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Canon 50mm f/1.2L7.9FF7.89.48.67.1Canon 5D MK3Canon11
Nikon AF-S 50 mm f/1.8G7.9FF8.59.68.37.0Nikon D810Nikon11
Nikon 16-35 mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor7.8FF8.49.28.36.1Nikon D800ENikon21
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS7.8FF8.39.47.76.3Canon 5D MK3Canon11
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED7.8FF8.99.27.77.2Nikon D810Nikon11
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS7.7APS-C7.89.29.16.9Canon 650DCanon11
Yongnuo 50mm f/1.87.7FF8.49.15.57.5Canon 5DsCanon EF11
Samsung 50-150mm f/2.8 S OIS7.7APS-C8.19.19.28.4Samsung NX1Samsung21
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G7.7FF8.09.47.46.3Nikon D800ENikon11
Olympus 25mm f/1.27.6M437.58.98.19.3Olympus OMD EM1 mk2Micro-4311
Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm F4.5-5.6G VR 7.6APS-C7.69.17.46.2Nikon D7200Nikon21
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S7.6APS-C7.49.49.69.3Nikon D5200Nikon21
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO7.6M437.59.27.35.5Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4321
Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 ASPH Leica DG SUMMILUX7.6M437.79.18.25.5Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X7.6FF8.69.38.88.4Canon 1D xCanon21
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS LUMIX G VARIO7.5M437.39.58.77.1Panasonic GH5Micro-4321
Nikon 35 mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor7.5APS-C7.79.28.96.1Nikon D7100Nikon11
Olympus 25 mm f/1.87.4M437.79.58.88.2Olympus EM-10Micro-4311
Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO7.4APS-C8.1Sigma SD1 MerrillSigma21
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM7.4APS-C7.89.28.78.9Canon 650DCanon11
Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED 7.4APS-C7.69.28.26.0Nikon D7100Nikon21
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 7.4APS-C7.69.49.37.0Canon 650DCanon21
Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S7.4APS-C7.89.39.38.0Nikon D7200Nikon11
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM7.3FF7.99.37.65.5Canon 5D MK3Canon21
Nikon 35 mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor7.3APS-C7.78.99.18.5Nikon D7100Nikon11
bla7.3M437.7108.88.2blaMicro-4311
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM7.3APS-C7.39.19.26.1Canon 80DCanon21
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II7.2APS-C7.49.19.07.2Nikon D7100Nikon21
Panasonic 20 mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G II7.2M437.89.37.55.5Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Nikon AF-S 58mm 1.4G7.2FF8.69.58.26.6Nikon D810Nikon11
Nikon 1 18.5 mm f/1.87.1CX-1inch8.18.68.56.0Nikon J5Nikon11
Canon EF 24-70 mm f4 L USM IS7.0APS-C7.39.28.27.2Canon 650DCanon21
Canon EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L II USM7.0APS-C7.69.19.36.5Canon 650DCanon21
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art 7.0APS-C7.79.39.27.0Nikon D7100Sigma11
TAMRON 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD6.9APS-C7.29.37.76.2Canon EOS M5Canon21
Sigma 19 mm f/2.8 EX DN6.5M438.09.38.56.5Olympus OM-D E-M5Micro-4311
Panasonic 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ6.3M437.08.89.08.7Panasonic 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.