Sunday, January 25, 2009

More D300 and D700 with the super zooms

Some readers of my previous post where I compared the Nikon D700 with Tamron 28-300 VC against the Nikon D300 with Nikkor 18-200 VR, asked for equivalent images of the Tamron on the D300. Below are four equivalent images with all combinations of the two lenses and cameras.

Nikon D300, Tamron 28-300 VC, 50mm, f/4.5, 1/8 sec, ISO 1000

Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 VR, 50mm, f/4.8, 1/8 sec, ISO 1000

Nikon D700, Tamron 28-300 VC, 78mm, f/7.1, 1/8 sec, ISO 2500

Nikon D700, Nikkor 18-200 VR, 75mm, f/7.1, 1/8 sec, ISO 2500

The best of the four is the D700 with the Tamron. However, when looking only at the D300 images, the Nikkor outdoes the Tamron. These images were taken on a tripod in a fixed position with constant interior lighting at night time. If you have some theory as to why this happens, please let me know.

1 comment:

  1. What about compare the two lenses both on the D700?
    Full frame Tamron vrs cropped Nikon DX?