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jerry r Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Oct 2008Mon 04-Mar-13 11:55 PM
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"New 10-100 vs 10-30 & 30-110 test"


Banning, US
          

I just compared my new 10-100 with the 10-30 and the 30-110 on a V1. Images shot in raw of a subject about 30 ft away and looked at at 100% and 200% on CS-6.

I compared lenses at 5.6 to 8.0 and at 10, 18, 30, 50, 80 and 100mm. I tested all three lens at the 30mm focal length.

Over the whole range the new 10-100 outshined the other two as to sharpness and contrast at the general center area. Way out at the border the other lens were a tad sharper up to about 80 mm.

Not scientific, but perhaps a general guide line for others.

I am setting aside my 10-30 and 30-110 in favor of the 10-100. I generally shoot with a D800, but use the V1 for street photography and for more casual shooting. I won't dump the other lenses until out in the field shooting validates what I found out today.

Note: the camera was mounted on a Gitzo 2531 and RRS BH-55 head. The wireless remote was used to activate the shutter.

Jerry R

  

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Tue 05-Mar-13 04:18 PM
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Knoxville, US
          

Interesting. I haven't seen any comparisons done on those lenses. I have the 10-30 and 30-110 but haven't felt the need to get the 10-100. I figured that at f8 they would be pretty similar, though.

  

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jerry r Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Oct 2008Tue 05-Mar-13 04:45 PM
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#2. "RE: New 10-100 vs 10-30 & 30-110 test"
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Banning, US
          

nwcs,

The main reason that I tried the 10-100 was to have one lens on for street photography so that I don't have to switch lenses. The differences aren't really that dramatic, and perhaps not even noticable if you don't print larger than about 11 x 14 inches. I looked at 100% and 200% to be sure the lens was up to snuff.

I know many street photographers shoot from the hip with a wide angle. I prefer to shoot from the eye at a greater distance, but want wide angle available instantaneously for that quick grab shot.

Jerry

  

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SRFast Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2004Sun 17-Mar-13 01:38 AM
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New York City, US
          

Thanks for the info Jerry. I too want to avoid swapping lenses in the field and will probably pick up a 10-100 VR on Monday.

Regards...JL

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