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So, I'm no scientist so take these results as you will. The lens arrived 30 mins ago and I've just strapped it to the D4, and fired off a few shots using left, centre and right AF points and I am blown away!! Light is pretty poor in the room so shooting at ISO500 which has added grain and affected the crispness slightly but still, DAMN....
DSC_2673 by ct8282, on Flickr
DSC_2673_01 by ct8282, on Flickr
DSC_2677 by ct8282, on Flickr
DSC_2681 by ct8282, on Flickr
And 100% crop...
DSC_2681_01 by ct8282, on Flickr
I have done nothing to these images apart from exposure compensation. You can see how the grain of the higher iso has affected the sharpness/crispness slightly. To make this point very clear, I have applied 0 sharpening to all of these images. These are SOOC apart from exposure compensation. I think these are all at f1.4, wide open baby!!!
Quick summary of the lens build quality. OUTSTANDING! Easily one of the best and most solid lenses I now own and I have the 70-200f2.8 vr2 and 200f2 vr2, both of which are built like tanks. The Sigma is beautifully engineered and constructed and feels absolutely delightful in your hands. It looks like it may need about -2 MFA but nothing more, and most of my Nikon lenses have need more MFA than this.
To be honest, I am smiling like a cheshire cat here. The lens is incredible and I have £500 spare in my pocket for not having bought the Nikon version! Sigma have flipping delivered, BIG TIME!!
WIN WIN WIN.