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Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 (on 5D)

Ironically, a Nikon zoom produces superior results in infrared to both Canon L alternatives, in terms of hot spots and equal or better in sharpness. Especially when corners are considered, the Nikon lens trounces the 24-105 f/4L, and it is not bettered by the 24-70 f/2.8L. Furthermore, accurate manual focus can be achieved with the Nikon zoom, as it appears remarkably well corrected for infrared focusing.

Nikon 28-70 f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S hot spots

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