Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II and Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II



100% crop comparison at f2.8



Note: on tripod, VR off, and both at same settings (ISO/f/s/l). Also all images are straight out of Nikon D90. No post-processing.

Reference images:

70mm


200mm


Other reference images:

Sigma at 200mm f2.8


Nikkor at 200mm f2.8 (VR Off)


Conclusion: Nikkor's image quality justifies its almost 3x price compared to Sigma HSM II (well, 1.5x for build quality and 1.5x for image quality).
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