After tested of NIKKOR 500mm & 600mm f/4G ED VR lenses, DxOMark now also tested the result of AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II and AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lenses. Tested on Nikon D800, the NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G scored 34, and NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G scored 35.
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II DxOMark:
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR DxOMark:
Nikon 300mm f/2.8 compared to Canon and Sony 300mm f/2.8:
Nikon 400mm f/2.8 compared to Canon 400mm f/2.8:
Conclusions from DxOMark:
In a slight reversal of fortunes, the Nikon 300mm and 400mm f/2.8 models actually appear to outperform the latest Canon offerings, at least when mounted on the Nikon D800 (though bear in mind this sensor has both high resolution and a wider dynamic range than the Canon EOS 5D Mk III used to perform the tests with the Canon lenses. Given the price advantage of the Nikkor lenses currently, Nikon users and potential purchasers can rest-assured that either model is a good choice and a sound investment in the long term.
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