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MarkWelsh
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« on: March 07, 2006, 05:14:24 PM »
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Just uploaded: comprehensive tests with 100% crops and full frame distortion/vignetting evaluations

14mm GROUP TEST:
Sigma 12-24mm v Canon 14mm v Nikon 14mm

WA ZOOM SHOWDOWN:
Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L v Nikon 17-35mm f2.8

Both at: http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 12:06:41 AM »
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Very interesting! The tests seem to be competently carried out and with some humour, but I know nothing about this site.

I've suspected for some time that a really good copy of the Sigma 12-24 would be a gem. I need to find some camera retailer with a warehouse full of them so I can cherry pick   .
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 01:49:21 AM »
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Just uploaded: comprehensive tests with 100% crops and full frame distortion/vignetting evaluations

14mm GROUP TEST:
Sigma 12-24mm v Canon 14mm v Nikon 14mm

WA ZOOM SHOWDOWN:
Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L v Nikon 17-35mm f2.8

Both at: http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests
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I suspect the surprise for many is the Nikon 14mm which seems to be a complete dog.

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006, 05:18:30 AM »
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Just uploaded: comprehensive tests with 100% crops and full frame distortion/vignetting evaluations

14mm GROUP TEST:
Sigma 12-24mm v Canon 14mm v Nikon 14mm

WA ZOOM SHOWDOWN:
Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L v Nikon 17-35mm f2.8

Both at: http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests
Thanks, Mark, that was yet again an entertaining read as well as interesting!

I've earlier noted that my friend's sample of the 16-35mm f/2.8L seemed decent enough as to not cause any major complaints in RL use on a 5D (that Asia trip in September-November), and I'm also happy to see that the Nikon performs so well.

In the 14mm group test, that Sigma was a stunner, but I was also surprised to see that the Canon outperformed the Nikon.


Minor, off-topic nit-picks: in the 14mm group test, you have mislabeled the f/5.6 test for the Nikon as a f/2.8, and in the WA zoom showdown, the last mouse-over comparison doesn't seem to work.
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