Nikkors lenses review - range 85 - 200 mm

All indoor photos (with map as the subject) taken from sturdy tripod, with flash used to light the scene map. Lenses set to approximately the indicated focal length and all shot at F 8.0. AF lenses focused by camera, MF manually of course, with help of camera focus indicator.

Tested on full frame Nikon D800 (non-E), 400x400px crops from center and then a mixed crop from all four corners, taken 200px from the very edge and 200x200px in size. No other adjustments done to the images.

Author: zdenek.slavik@centrum.cz

Sharpness at 85 mm

Image center

AF 85 F1.8
AFD 28-105 F3.5-4.5
AFD 80-200 4.5-5.6
AFS 70-200 F2.8 VR
AIS 50-135 F3.5
AIS 80-200 F4.5

Image top left corner

AF 85 F1.8
AFD 28-105 F3.5-4.5
AFD 80-200 4.5-5.6
AFS 70-200 F2.8 VR
AIS 50-135 F3.5
AIS 80-200 F4.5

Sharpness at 135 mm

Image center

AFD 80-200 4.5-5.6
AFS 70-200 F2.8 VR
AIS 50-135 F3.5
AIS 80-200 F4.5

Image top left corner

AFD 80-200 4.5-5.6
AFS 70-200 F2.8 VR
AIS 50-135 F3.5
AIS 80-200 F4.5

Sharpness at 200 mm

Image center

AFD 80-200 4.5-5.6
AFS 70-200 F2.8 VR
AIS 80-200 F4.5

Image top left corner

AFD 80-200 4.5-5.6
AFS 70-200 F2.8 VR
AIS 80-200 F4.5