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 USM9.8FF9.79.37.89.6Canon 5DsRCanon11
Sony FE 90mm macro9.8FF9.39.49.07.9Sony A7R mk2SonyFE11
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.49.5FF9.29.67.79.5Sony A7R mk2SonyFE11
Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.89.5FF9.29.77.17.4Sony A7R IIISony FE11
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR9.5FF8.99.79.28.8Nikon D810Nikon11
Sigma 135m f/1.8 Art9.4FF9.79.88.18.0Sony A7R IIISony FE11
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art9.4FF9.29.87.79.1Sony A7R IIISony FE11
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM9.3FF8.39.38.39.2Nikon D800ENikon11
Nikon AF-S 105MM f/1.4E ED9.3FF9.69.58.47.3Nikon D810Nikon11
Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macro9.3FF9.19.39.59.2Nikon D810Nikon11
Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.89.3FF8.88.98.75.9Sony A7R mk2SonyFE11
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8G9.1FF8.79.49.18.7Nikon D810Nikon11
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art + Sigma MC119.1FF8.28.99.17.5Sony A7R mk2 + Sigma MC11Canon11
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II9.1FF8.69.28.57.7Nikon D810Nikon11
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM9.1FF8.88.88.76.1Sony A7R mk2SonyFE21
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR9.1APS-C8.99.69.69.7Nikon D7200Nikon11
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD9.0APS-C8.79.28.89.2Nikon D7200Nikon11
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor9.0FF8.39.49.08.5Nikon D800ENikon21
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VR9.0FF9.09.45.57.7Nikon D850Nikon21
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/29.0FF8.99.49.08.3Sony A7R mk2SonyFE11
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR9.0FF9.09.79.68.2Nikon D810Nikon11
Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR 8.9FF8.49.68.68.1Nikon D810Nikon21
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM8.9FF9.79.45.56.9Canon 5DsRCanon11
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR 8.9FF8.59.39.39.3Nikon D810Nikon11
Sony FE 85 mm 1.48.8FF9.49.68.78.9Sony A7R mk2Canon11
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR8.8FF8.99.28.07.0Nikon D810Nikon21
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.88.8FF9.29.55.56.5Sony A7R mk2SonyFE11
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.8FF8.69.25.59.1Nikon D810Canon11
Nikon 1 32mm f/1.28.8CX-1inch7.99.09.38.7Nikon J5Nikon11
Samyang FE AF 50mm f/1.48.8APS-C7.99.78.89.5Sony A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)SonyE11
Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 Art8.8FF8.49.77.26.3Sony A7R IIISonyFE21
Nikon AF-S 600 mm f/4E FL ED VR8.8APS-C8.19.59.69.3Nikon D7200Nikon11
Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro8.7FF8.99.38.99.5Nikon D800ENikon11
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR8.7APS-C8.19.59.58.4Nikon D5600Nikon21
Nikon PC 19mm f/4E ED8.7FF8.19.48.69.5Nikon D810Nikon11
Samsung 45 mm f/1.88.7APS-C8.29.09.49.1Samsung NX1Samsung11
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.48.7APS-C8.49.88.69.2Sony A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)SonyE11
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8G8.7APS-C8.19.69.59.8Nikon D7200Nikon11
Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II8.7APS-C8.39.28.57.7Nikon D7100Nikon11
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor8.7FF8.19.38.87.3Nikon D800ENikon21
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.6APS-C8.29.68.59.1Nikon D7200Nikon11
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD8.6FF9.29.08.38.0Nikon D810Nikon11
Panasonic 42.5 mm f.12 Nocticron8.6M439.59.59.09.3Panasonic G9 & Olymp. OMD EM1Micro-4311
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR8.6APS-C7.89.39.08.3Nikon D7200Nikon21
Nikon AF-S 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro Nikkor8.6FF8.89.28.38.7Nikon D810Nikon11
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor8.5APS-C7.89.29.68.7Nikon D3200Nikon21
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art8.5FF8.98.99.36.3Nikon D810Nikon11
Fujinon XF60mmF2.4 R Macro8.5APS-C8.09.49.25.5Fujifilm X E-1Fuji11
Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS 8.5APS-C7.89.28.35.5Fujifilm X E-1Fuji21
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II8.5FF8.99.58.07.1Canon 5DsRCanon21
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.4G ED8.5FF8.99.15.56.7Nikon D810Nikon11
Samsung 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA NX8.5APS-C7.99.59.39.6Samsung NX1Samsung11
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR8.5FF8.49.49.37.1Nikon D810Nikon21
Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM8.5FF8.39.48.87.3Canon 5DsCanon21
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX SD8.5FF9.09.18.86.8Canon 5DsRCanon21
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS8.5FF8.69.18.65.5Sony A7R mk2SonyFE21
Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR 8.4APS-C8.19.49.58.8Nikon D7200Nikon11
Sony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II (SAL300F28G2)8.3APS-C7.79.39.58.8Sony A77SonyA11
Olympus 300mm8.3M437.89.19.69.2Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP G28.3FF8.29.45.57.6Nikon D810Nikon21
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP G28.3APS-C7.69.59.18.8Nikon D7200Nikon21
Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R8.3APS-C7.79.46.98.9Fujifilm X E-2Fuji11
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor8.3APS-C8.59.99.49.9Nikon D7200Nikon11
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor8.3APS-C7.29.29.58.8Nikon D5200Nikon21
Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro8.3APS-C8.19.49.59.3Nikon D3200Nikon11
Nikon AF-S 50 mm f/1.8G8.3APS-C7.79.09.17.6Nikon D7200Nikon11
Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro NX8.2APS-C8.19.69.19.0Samsung NX1Samsung11
Olympus 30 mm f/3.5 Macro8.2M437.49.38.79.4Olympus OMD EM1 mk2Micro-4311
Canon EF 24-70 mm f4 L USM IS8.2FF7.89.38.26.9Canon 5D MK3Canon21
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary8.2APS-C7.69.19.58.4Nikon D7200Nikon21
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S8.2FF8.09.48.88.3Nikon D810Nikon21
Panasonic Leica Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power IOS8.2M438.69.88.59.1Panasonic G9Micro-4311
Canon EF 24-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM8.2FF8.48.49.36.4Canon 5DsRCanon21
Nikon 24mm f/1.88.2FF8.59.45.57.7Nikon D810Nikon11
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS Leica DG MACRO-ELMARIT8.2M437.49.38.49.7Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Nikon 180-400mm f/4 G VR + 1.4 converter8.2FF8.99.28.16.6Nikon D850Nikon21
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX SD8.2APS-C8.29.09.47.5Nikon D7200Nikon21
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G 8.2M437.89.39.36.1Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di LD [IF] macro8.2FF8.59.48.37.0Canon 5D MK3Canon21
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM8.2APS-C8.09.39.39.3Nikon D3200Nikon11
Nikon AF-S 28 mm f/1.8G8.2FF8.69.65.57.4Nikon D810Nikon11
Nikon 40 mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor8.2APS-C7.89.59.18.6Nikon D7200Nikon11
Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.48.2M437.99.48.25.5GH4 & Olympus EM1Micro-4311
Samsung 20mm f/2.88.1APS-C8.19.48.85.5Samsung NX1Samsung11
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary8.1FF8.19.38.26.9Nikon D810Nikon21
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G MACRO 8.1M437.59.48.86.6Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4311
Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM 8.1FF8.19.17.76.1Canon 5DsRCanon21
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S8.1FF7.89.08.97.0Nikon D800ENikon21
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 8.1APS-C7.59.49.49.5Canon 650DCanon11
Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM8.1APS-C8.09.29.67.7Canon 650DCanon 11
Nikon 20mm 1.8G8.1APS-C7.89.18.88.1Nikon D7200Nikon11
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 8.1FF9.39.48.08.5Canon 5DsRCanon21
Sony 50 mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-50M288.1APS-C7.59.19.29.6Sony A77SonyA11
Olympus 50mm f/2 Zuiko Digital Macro 8.1M438.29.59.58.1Olympus OM-D E-M5Micro-4311
Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro M.Zuiko Digital ED8.1M437.89.38.75.5Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4321
Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro M.Zuiko Digital ED8.0M437.49.49.17.9Olympus OMD EM1 mk2Micro-4321
Olympus 45 mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko Digital8.0M437.89.29.48.2Olympus OM-D E-M5Micro-4311
PANASONIC LEICA DG 12-60mm F2.8-4.08.0M437.29.37.96.1Panasonic GH5Micro-4321
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO8.0M437.79.59.47.2Olympus OM-D E-M1Micro-4321
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S 8.0FF7.59.08.67.3Nikon D800ENikon21
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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.