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Recensione di materiale fotografico - Tests


sony a7r III

+ small and light

+ very fast autofocus, the best

+ AF eye tracking

+ many, many customization possibilities

+ sensor resolution

+ low light capabilities (excellent ISO performance)

+ high dynamic range 

+ EVF is great

+ Pixel shift

+ great choice of native lenses

- weather sealing


sony FE 16-35 f/2.8 GM

+ compact and light (given that it's a f/2.8)

+ solid, well built

+ very sharp from edge to edge

+ versatility, long focal range

+ microcontrast

- price

- could be a 1 or 2 mm wider


sony FE 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS

+ sharp, great image quality

+ solid, well built

+ not too heavy for hiking (it replaces two lenses!)

+ great VR

+ beautiful bokeh

+ minimum focal distance of 0.95 m

+ great focal range

+ works very good with teleconverter x1.4

- max aperture only F4.5


nikon D850

+ professional camera, solid

+ handling

+ autofocus very fast

+ focus point selector improved

+ many customization possibilities

+ sensor resolution

+ low light capabilities (excellent ISO performance)

+ high dynamic range 

+ tilt and touch LCD screen is great

+ resolution of the LCD is much better than D800/D810 (AF with live view is easier, focus peak is fantastic) 

+ Focus stacking

- 10 pin connector is located next to the lens

- expensive

- bulky and heavy (for hiking) 


zeiss Distagon T* 21 mm f/2.8 ZF.2

+ all-metal (made in Germany) / excellent build quality

+ smooth focus ring with focus confirmation light

+ very sharp

+ microcontrast

+ can be used with Lee filters (100 mm system)

- manual focus (not a problem for a wideangle)

- price


nikkor 24-70 mm f/2.8

+ allrounder

+ excellent image quality

+ solid

+ fast autofocus

- no vibration control


tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 G2

+ sharp (need to be calibrated) 

+ vibration control (excellent, better than nikon) 

+ fast autofocus

+ tripod collar with arca swiss

+ well built

+ minimum distance

- weight (but similar to the new nikkor) 

- zoom at minimum distance 


nikkor 14-24 mm f/2.8

+ solid, well built
+ sharpness
+ smooth focus ring
+ use of filter holder possible (150 mm wide) 
- big and bulky
- front lens

nikkor 300 mm f/4E PF VR

+ light and small
+ sharpness
+ can be used with my teleconverter
+ tripod collar not necessary
+ fantastic with Nikon D850
- VR could be better
- all plastic but expensive

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