« on: September 10, 2014, 12:46:21 PM »
...and the last of the major reviews is in:
Adding stabilization in a lens like this is targeting videographers more than stills photographers, where the wide field of view and steadying effect can be put to good use, but it’s a welcome addition all the same. The imaging performance is good, very good in fact, but it’s not without some shortcomings, particularly at the longer end where field curvature provides some unexpected results. Once those are understood and either avoided or worked around, the lens can be a very satisfying performer and at $1,199 this new model doesn’t seem over priced.
But to DXO, we're still on the overall 'poor' end of the scale. If the sensor only had more pixels, this lens would score higher... Ridiculous.
Those same jokers gave the new 85mm Otus a score of 38 for Canon and a score of 49 for Nikon based solely on the D800/800E/810's higher resolving power. Rubbish.