Upload & Sell: Off
thanks for all the opinions, I shoot Canon of course. It all started on FB when i was commenting on a fellow Canon shooters newly acquired 5D3 and a Nikon shooter linked that and said notice how Canon scores so much lower. I had to get some feedback. Ive always been happy with Nikon glass, from EF to EF-s to L
I never compare lenses mounted on different brand bodies (even for the same lense). Too many variables that spoil the tests. That's the same for different sensor sizes.
Following is a quick description of my lense purchase workflow.
So, I look for lens-tests made on the same body (even if it's not a body I have) and I'm using a test for a lense I already have and/or know well as a reference for further comparisons.
I don't stop to the résumé of the tests (most of the time I don't read them). I skip the final notes because I think there are biased by tester variables, not mines. For example, CA are more important for me than vignetting. And so is the sharpness homogeneity across the frame.
So I gather the test data for vignetting, ca, sharpness, coma and so on and I interpret and compare them myself.
I don't stop on a single source of tests : photozone, slrgear, lenstip, dxo and so on. Often they end with scratch heading, which most of the time, means the IQ for the lenses are not so different.
Next, I look for a field test or, if possible, a self test. In order to have an idea about the ergonomics (handling, weight,...) of the lenses that interest me. Then I take account of the prices and how to budget them.
Finally I buy one (rarely several) of the lenses I hold so far. Sometimes the final choice is risky, but so is Life, isn't it ?!
After that, I will spend from 3 to 6 months to learn the new lens before being able to say I was right or wrong to buy it. Et voilà !