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.
#1. "RE: New 10-100 vs 10-30 & 30-110 test" | In response to Reply # 0nwcs Registered since 15th Jan 2006Tue 05-Mar-13 03:18 PM
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.
#2. "RE: New 10-100 vs 10-30 & 30-110 test" | In response to Reply # 1jerry r Registered since 08th Oct 2008Tue 05-Mar-13 03:45 PM
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.
#3. "RE: New 10-100 vs 10-30 & 30-110 test" | In response to Reply # 2SRFast Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2004Sun 17-Mar-13 12:38 AM
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.
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