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New 10-100 vs 10-30 & 30-110 test

jerry r

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jerry r Registered since 08th Oct 2008
Mon 04-Mar-13 11:55 PM

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