The Only Super Moon of 2017 (lens comparisons)

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  1. DGMPhotography

    DGMPhotography Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Got pictures of the super moon tonight, and used it as an opportunity to compare my lenses.

    Here are the 3 lenses I used:

    Screen Shot 2017-12-04 at 12.27.22 AM.jpg

    My Nikkor 70-300, my new Tamron 70-200 G2, and an old film lens I got from @480sparky

    I shot the Nikkor at 3oomm, and the Tamron and old lens at 200mm.

    I was mostly curious to see if the Tamron at 200mm was better cropped. I took screen caps with them all zoomed in to the same size.

    Tamron @200mm
    Screen Shot 2017-12-04 at 12.08.18 AM.jpg
    Nikon @300mm
    Screen Shot 2017-12-04 at 12.08.28 AM.jpg
    Old Lens @200mm
    Screen Shot 2017-12-04 at 12.08.41 AM.jpg

    I was surprised to see that the 200mm cropped was about the same quality as the 300mm. Neat!


     
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    The second image looks the most crisp and clear to me. The 70-300 VR-G is not "all that hot" at focal lengths above 200mm...at least mine is not. Not too surprising that the Tamron 70-200 looks so good: it's a much more-expensive and a much newer lens design than the consumer-oriented 70-300 VR-G, which is well over a decade old now, and was never really designed for modern, high-megapixel digital imaging.
     
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    Crap... just realized I mislabeled them by mistake. The second one is actually the 70-300 VR-G

    It's been edited/corrected.
     
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