Which is the most Optically Outstanding Canon/Nikon Lens?

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Which is the most Optically Outstanding Canon/Nikon Lens?

  1. Canon 300mm 2.8L IS

    4 vote(s)
    14.8%
  2. Nikon 300mm 2.8G ED VR II

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  4. Nikon 70-200mm 2.8G ED VR II

    4 vote(s)
    14.8%
  5. Canon 200mm f/2L IS

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  6. Nikon 200mm f/2.0G ED IF VR

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  7. Canon 35mm 1.4L

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  8. Nikon 24mm 1.4G ED

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. Neil S.

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    I thought it would be fun to vote on which lens is the most optically outstanding of the Nikon/Canon lenses.

    I am only including a limited range 24-300mm, and current production lenses that I feel are contenders. I apoligize if I left out any lenses you felt should have been included.

    The contenders:

    Canon 300mm 2.8L IS
    Nikon 300mm 2.8G ED VR II
    Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II
    Nikon 70-200mm 2.8G ED VR II
    Canon 200mm f/2L IS
    Nikon 200mm f/2.0G ED IF VR
    Canon 35mm 1.4L
    Nikon 24mm 1.4G ED

    Edit: Feel free to tell us which Canon/Nikon lens you feel is best, even if it isn't on the list. Mostly I just want to discuss these 2 companies’ finest lenses, and their strengths and weaknesses.
     
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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    18-55mm EF-S LOL ;)
     
  3. Neil S.

    Neil S. TPF Noob!

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    LOL good one Schwetty.

    Ill add it ASAP.....
     
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    Zeiss Lenses need to be on there unless you only want nikon and canon on the list.
     
  5. Neil S.

    Neil S. TPF Noob!

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    Ya I felt that including all brands would be too much.

    Canon and Nikon make some really fine lenses, and their AF can't really be challenged on their respective bodies.
     
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    Nikon's AF 85 mm f/1.4D Cream Machine!

    Optically, for the $$$ the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5=4.6G VRII.
     
  7. Neil S.

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    Derrel...where you at man?

    I know you will have something to say on this one, and I am looking forward to your thoughts.
     
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    lol

    You cant honestly say the Nikon 70-300 is a better lens than the ones I listed.

    Edit: I realize you mean for the money.
     
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    Canon 135mm f/2 L
     
  10. Neil S.

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    Ahh ya good one, I hear thats a really good lens.

    What do you most like about it?

    I hear its got very nice bokeh, and sharpness.
     
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    I own a lot of lenses, mostly Nikkors, and around 10 lenses in Canon EOS mount. I had to vote for the Nikkor 200mm f/2 VR lens because I think it is optically the most-outstanding lens I have ever used. Too bad it's such a monster in terms of weight...it gets left behind on many types of outings simply because it's so damned heavy and bulky. I think Canon's MP-E 65 1x-5x ultra-macro lens ought to be on this list--it's a killer optic!!!
     
  12. Neil S.

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    Thanks for your input.

    Ya I figured you would say the Nikon 200mm f/2.

    I would probably have to agree in all honesty from the things I have heard/read.

    I voted for the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II thought lol, because its my baby!

    I am going to have to look up the MP-E 65, as I don't really know anything about it....
     

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