I currently shoot with a Tamron 28-200 XR which I had on my N90. The prints from the N90 were always very sharp. However, it produces a much softer image on my D100. I'm not sure if it's the camera or the lens. I am considering purchasing a Nikkor 24-120 or 24-85 ED. I did have a Nikkor 28-100 G, but returned it when I found that the Tamron was a sharper lens. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
#1. "RE: Tamron 28-200" | In response to Reply # 0genec57 Basic MemberThu 24-Oct-02 08:14 PM
Generally the cropping factor of the D100 would enhance the sharpness of a zoom like the 28-200. Images from the D100 and virtually all other DSLRs are somewhat soft out of the camera particularly if you are shooting raw mode with no incamera sharpening.
With my D1X I shoot RAW mode all the time and I always apply Nik sharpener or unsharp mask as a final post sharpening step. The resultant images are as sharp as my ability to control focus .