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Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Aperture Series @ 500mm: Zeiss Test Target (Nikon D810)

This evaluation is at 500mm using the Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart. This chart makes it possible to be sure of excellent focus while providing fine details near the corner areas. These fine details show resolving power as well as the effects of diffraction at f/16. The top of the chart white/black shows distortion behavior.

Zeiss Test Target at 500mm

Nikon D810 using EFC shutter (zero vibration), 3 second exposure delay mode, indoor conditions (no air movement). Results verified with more than one series.

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Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
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  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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