Shot some flowers last night under overcast skies using my 70-200mm f2.8 VR 1 lens and was disappointed with the results, most noticeably color fringing around the edges of the flowers and overall focus softness. Used a tripod or shot at high-enough shutter speeds and engaged VR when hand held. Was never unhappy with this lens on my D300.
I've read that the VR II version of this lens is better on a full-frame sensor but only in terms of vignetting.
Anyone else had similar experiences or have any advice? Thanks.
Tue 26-Jun-12 11:39 AM | edited Tue 26-Jun-12 11:45 AM by km6xz
Every lens I own performs better on the D800 than D7000 or D90, including the kit 18-105vr which is the most surprising result of more res. The most disappointing is the little 35 1.8 but the good lenses are really good on the d800. Here is a shot taken early this morning. I was talking with friends in a pub and took a photo of a girl I have seen around, in fact we briefly met in another pub earlier in the night. Hand held, 200mm of 70-200VR1, 2.8 I was 36 feet from her so the larger one is a 50% crop and the second one is a crop of a crop...really small version of the entire frame.
and very small crop:
Getting them down to 300k really crushed the detail in the top image. So I think there might be another problem if the 70-200 performed on the D300 but now does not look good. Can you post an image? Stan St Petersburg Russia
The general answer to your question is no, the camera does not magnify lens flaws. Greater image enlargement however does magnify flaws in lens and technique. This is only related to the camera insomuch as people believe a higher pixel count will allow them to enlarge further.