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 
Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM9.8FF9. 5DsRCanon11
Sony FE 90mm macro9.8FF9. A7R mk2SonyFE11
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.49.5FF9. A7R mk2SonyFE11
Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.89.5FF9. A7R IIISony FE11
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR9.5FF8. D810Nikon11
Sigma 135m f/1.8 Art9.4FF9. A7R IIISony FE11
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art9.4FF9. A7R IIISony FE11
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM9.3FF8. D800ENikon11
Nikon AF-S 105MM f/1.4E ED9.3FF9. D810Nikon11
Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macro9.3FF9. D810Nikon11
Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.89.3FF8. A7R mk2SonyFE11
Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (model A036)9.2FF9. A7R IIISonyFE21
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8G9.1FF8. D810Nikon11
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art + Sigma MC119.1FF8. A7R mk2 + Sigma MC11Canon11
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II9.1FF8. D810Nikon11
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM9.1FF8. A7R mk2SonyFE21
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR9.1APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD9.0APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor9.0FF8. D800ENikon21
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VR9.0FF9. D850Nikon21
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/29.0FF8. A7R mk2SonyFE11
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR9.0FF9. D810Nikon11
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM8.9FF9. 5DsRCanon11
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR 8.9FF8. D810Nikon11
Sony FE 85 mm 1.48.8FF9. A7R mk2Canon11
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR8.8FF8. D810Nikon21
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.88.8FF9. A7R mk2SonyFE11
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.8FF8. D810Canon11
Nikon 1 32mm f/1.28.8CX-1inch7. J5Nikon11
Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 voor Sony FE8.8APS-C7. A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)SonyE11
Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 Art8.8FF8. A7R IIISonyFE21
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR8.8APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro8.7FF8. D800ENikon11
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR8.7APS-C8. D5600Nikon21
Nikon PC 19mm f/4E ED8.7FF8. D810Nikon11
Samsung 45 mm f/1.88.7APS-C8. NX1Samsung11
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.48.7APS-C8. A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)SonyE11
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8G8.7APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR 8.7FF8. D810Nikon21
Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II8.7APS-C8. D7100Nikon11
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VR8.7APS-C8. D7200Nikon21
Tokina Firin 20mm f/2 AF8.7FF8. A7R mk3SonyFE11
Nikon AF-S 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro Nikkor8.7FF8. D810Nikon11
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor8.7FF8. D800ENikon21
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.6APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Fujinon XF60mmF2.4 R Macro8.6APS-C8. X E-1Fuji11
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD8.6FF9. D810Nikon11
Panasonic 42.5 mm f.12 Nocticron8.6M439. G9 & Olymp. OMD EM1Micro-4311
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR8.6APS-C7. D7200Nikon21
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX SD8.6FF9. 5DsRCanon21
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor8.5APS-C7. D3200Nikon21
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.5FF8. D810Nikon11
Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS 8.5APS-C7. X E-1Fuji21
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II8.5FF8. 5DsRCanon21
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.4G ED8.5FF8. D810Nikon11
Samsung 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA NX8.5APS-C7. NX1Samsung11
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR8.5FF8. D810Nikon21
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS8.5FF8. A7R mk2SonyFE21
Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR 8.4APS-C7. D7200Nikon21
Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR 8.4APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Nikon AF-S 50 mm f/1.8G8.4APS-C7. D7200Nikon11
Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II (SAL300F28G2)8.3APS-C7. A77SonyA11
Olympus 300mm8.3M437. OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP G28.3APS-C7. D7200Nikon21
Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R8.3APS-C7. X E-2Fuji11
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor8.3APS-C8. D7200Nikon11
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor8.3APS-C7. D5200Nikon21
Laowa 12 mm f/2.8 D dreamer + Magic shift converter (unshifted)8.3FF7. A7R IIISonyFE11
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro8.3APS-C8. D3200Nikon11
Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro NX8.2APS-C8. NX1Samsung11
Olympus 30 mm f/3.5 Macro8.2M437. OMD EM1 mk2Micro-4311
Canon EF 24-70 mm f4 L USM IS8.2FF7. 5D MK3Canon21
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary8.2APS-C7. D7200Nikon21
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S8.2FF8. D810Nikon21
Panasonic Leica Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power IOS8.2M438. G9Micro-4311
Canon EF 24-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM8.2FF8. 5DsRCanon21
Nikon 24mm f/1.88.2FF8. D810Nikon11
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS Leica DG MACRO-ELMARIT8.2M437. OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM8.2APS-C8. 650DCanon 11
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VR + 1.4 converter8.2FF8. D850Nikon21
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX SD8.2APS-C8. D7200Nikon21
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 8.2FF9. 5DsRCanon21
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G 8.2M437. OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM8.2APS-C8. D3200Nikon11
Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD(A034)8.2FF8. A7R III + Sigma MC11SonyFE21
Sony 50 mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-50M288.2APS-C7. A77SonyA11
Nikon AF-S 28 mm f/1.8G8.2FF8. D810Nikon11
Nikon 40 mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor8.2APS-C7. D7200Nikon11
Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.48.2M437. & Olympus EM1Micro-4311
Samsung 20mm f/2.88.1APS-C8. NX1Samsung11
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G MACRO 8.1M437. OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S 8.1FF7. D800ENikon21
Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM 8.1FF8. 5DsRCanon21
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S8.1FF7. D800ENikon21
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 8.1APS-C7. 650DCanon11
Nikon 20mm 1.8G8.1APS-C7. D7200Nikon11
Olympus 75 mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko Digital8.1M438. OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro 8.1M438. OM-D E-M5Micro-4311
Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro M.Zuiko Digital ED8.1M437. OM-D E-M1Micro-4321
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 Art8.1APS-C8. 760DCanon 21
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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.