- Jan 16, 2017
I will do that Walt. Maybe I should wait a day or two more to see if anyone has more thoughts or sees any noise (like I seem to).
First we need to know the purpose.... We yearn for the answer. Is D our new hero? Is M a disaster?
Pray tell, please do, which is which and who is who. ...
You need to get better and out of bed. Way too much time on your hands!Still D for me. Though this test, I agree, should be more closely matched for true judgement you see.
Alas! Alas! We yearn for the answer. Is D our new hero? Is M a disaster?
Pray tell, please do, which is which and who is who. For we, dear friend, have been e're so patient with you.
No real new info though, a closer look at what we've already seen. Cough it up!
I have to agree with almost everything here except calling either of these consumer lenses. Panasonic specifically calls the 50-200 "LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT Professional Lens". And the Nikon is a gold ringed Nano coated lens which Nikon uses to identify their Professional lenses.This thread has really made me giggle...…………….
For those arguing for a test target, I don't shoot targets either. I prefer to test lenses as I would use them in the field. Granted I wouldn't shoot a flower for testing, I would look for a subject that I would use the lens for and shoot it like I typically would.
For those arguing for using same settings, I don't use same settings when testing lenses with different apertures either. I test them as I would shoot them in the field, which is typically wide-open...whatever that aperture would be. I will also typically stop them down one full stop (which is usually the sharpest spot for most m4/3 lenses) during a shootout as well.
How I do lens comparisons - Shootout - Olympus 75-300 vs 50-200 SWD w/ EC-14 vs 300/4 Shoot Out
- Shootout - Lens Comparison - Olympus MZ 300mm f4.0 IS Pro & Olympus ZD 150mm f2.0 w/ EC-20
For the OP. Your math is off as mentioned above and you should really compare the 50-200 with the 1.4tc not the 2.0tc, I think you will find the results much closer. I also think it's kind of ridicules to think that a consumer lens with a 2x tc would even come close to another consumer lens without a TC. You are kind of comparing apples to oranges here.
Regardless, even the 80-400 is a bit to soft for me. It's image looks pretty close what I get from my MZ 75-300, which would give the same reach at a much lighter setup. I bet any of the xx-300 zooms would be equal to the 80-400.
my 2 copper pieces,