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Sunstars: Nikon 14-30 & Nikon 24-120 compared to Voigtlander


Test 3: Nikon 24-120mm F4 @24mm vs. Voigtlander 21mm F1.4
Despite the focal lengths not matching, I decided to test these two lenses anyways since I figured they were close enough to be comparable

Main conclusions from this test:

Nikon 24-120: at 24mm, sunstars begin to emerge at F5.6 but are somewhat hazy. At F8, the rays become longer and brighter, and by F11 they look quite similar to the Voigtlander. At F16, they are sharp and well-defined. When it comes to the 24-120, it seems like sunstars appear earlier and take on a stronger look when shooting with wider focal lengths. Unlike the 14-30, the rays of the 24-120's sunstars form sharp points at the end. They look quite similar to the Voigtlander but have more individual points due to the aperture blade count of the 24-120.
Voigtlander 21: the sunstars are visible at F5.6 and grow slightly with each stop. By F11, the Nikon 24-120 @24 catches up, and at F16 the sunstars on the Voigtlander lose their defined shape. It's hard to imagine a situation aside from doing long exposures where stopping down to F16 on the Voigtlander 21 would be advantageous.

The Nikon 24-120 seems to produce better sunstars at the wide end, with a strong shape appearing at F11. I'd say the Voigtlander produces better sunstars up until F11, but the Nikon takes the lead at F16



Feb 19, 2024 at 03:59 PM
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Sunstars: Nikon 14-30 & Nikon 24-120 compared to Voigtlander


Test 3: Nikon 24-120mm F4 @24mm vs. Voigtlander 21mm F1.4
Despite the focal lengths not matching, I decided to test these two lenses anyways since I figured they were close enough to be comparable

Main conclusions from this test:

Nikon 24-120: at 24mm, sunstars begin to emerge at F5.6 but are somewhat hazy. At F8, the rays become longer and brighter, and by F11 they look quite similar to the Voigtlander. At F16, they are sharp and well-defined. When it comes to the 24-120, it seems like sunstars appear earlier and take on a stronger look when shooting with wider focal lengths. Unlike the 14-30, the rays of the 24-120's sunstars form sharp points at the end. They look quite similar to the Voigtlander but have more individual points due to the aperture blade count of the 24-120.
Voigtlander 21: the sunstars are visible at F5.6 and grow slightly with each stop. By F11, the Nikon 24-120 @24 catches up, and at F16 the sunstars on the Voigtlander lose their defined shape. It's hard to imagine a situation aside from doing long exposures where stopping down to F16 on the Voigtlander 21 would be advantageous.

The Nikon 24-120 seems to produce better sunstars at the wide end, with a strong shape appearing at F11. I'd say the Voigtlander produces better sunstars up until F11, but the Nikon takes the lead at F16



Feb 19, 2024 at 03:56 PM
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Sunstars: Nikon 14-30 & Nikon 24-120 compared to Voigtlander


Test 3: Nikon 24-120mm F4 @24mm vs. Voigtlander 21mm F1.4
Despite the focal lengths not matching, I decided to test these two lenses anyways since I figured they were close enough to be comparable

Main conclusions from this test:

Nikon 24-120: at 24mm, sunstars begin to emerge at F5.6 but are somewhat hazy. At F8, the rays become longer and brighter, and by F11 they look quite similar to the Voigtlander. At F16, they are sharp and well-defined. When it comes to the 24-120, it seems like sunstars appear earlier and take on a stronger look when shooting with wider focal lengths. Unlike the 14-30, the rays of the 24-120's sunstars form sharp points at the end. They look quite similar to the Voigtlander but have more individual points due to the aperture blade count of the 24-120.
Voigtlander 21: the sunstars are visible at F5.6 and grow slightly with each stop. By F11, the Nikon 24-120 @24 catches up, and at F16 the sunstars on the Voigtlander lose their defined shape. It's hard to imagine a situation aside from doing long exposures where stopping down to F16 on the Voigtlander 21 would be advantageous.

The Nikon 24-120 seems to produce better sunstars at the wide end, with a strong shape appearing at F11. I'd say the Voigtlander produces better sunstars up until F11, but the Nikon takes the lead at F16



Feb 19, 2024 at 03:50 PM
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Sunstars: Nikon 14-30 & Nikon 24-120 compared to Voigtlander


Test 3: Nikon 24-120mm F4 @24mm vs. Voigtlander 21mm F1.4
Despite the focal lengths not matching, I decided to test these two lenses anyways since I figured they were close enough to be comparable

Main conclusions from this test:

Nikon 24-120: at 24mm, sunstars begin to emerge at F5.6 but are somewhat hazy. At F8, the rays become longer and brighter, and by F11 they look quite similar to the Voigtlander. At F16, they are sharp and well-defined. When it comes to the 24-120, it seems like sunstars appear earlier and take on a stronger look when shooting with wider focal lengths. Unlike the 14-30, the rays of the 24-120's sunstars form sharp points at the end. They look quite similar to the Voigtlander but have more individual points due to the aperture blade count of the 24-120.
Voigtlander 21: the sunstars are visible at F5.6 and grow slightly with each stop. By F11, the Nikon 24-120 @24 catches up, and at F16 the sunstars on the Voigtlander lose their defined shape. It's hard to imagine a situation aside from doing long exposures where stopping down to F16 on the Voigtlander 21 would be advantageous.

The Nikon 24-120 seems to produce better sunstars at the wide end, with a strong shape appearing at F11. I'd say the Voigtlander produces better sunstars up until F11, but the Nikon takes the lead at F16



Feb 19, 2024 at 03:45 PM
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Sunstars: Nikon 14-30 & Nikon 24-120 compared to Voigtlander


Test 3: Nikon 24-120mm F4 @24mm vs. Voigtlander 21mm F1.4

Main conclusions from this test:
Despite the focal lengths not matching, I decided to test these two lenses anyways since I figured they were close enough to be comparable
Nikon 24-120: at 24mm, sunstars begin to emerge at F5.6 but are somewhat hazy. At F8, the rays become longer and brighter, and by F11 they look quite similar to the Voigtlander. At F16, they are sharp and well-defined. When it comes to the 24-120, it seems like sunstars appear earlier and take on a stronger look when shooting with wider focal lengths. Unlike the 14-30, the rays of the 24-120's sunstars form sharp points at the end. They look quite similar to the Voigtlander but have more individual points due to the aperture blade count of the 24-120.
Voigtlander 21: the sunstars are visible at F5.6 and grow slightly with each stop. By F11, the Nikon 24-120 @24 catches up, and at F16 the sunstars on the Voigtlander lose their defined shape. It's hard to imagine a situation aside from doing long exposures where stopping down to F16 on the Voigtlander 21 would be advantageous.

The Nikon 24-120 seems to produce better sunstars at the wide end, with a strong shape appearing at F11. I'd say the Voigtlander produces better sunstars up until F11, but the Nikon takes the lead at F16



Feb 19, 2024 at 03:45 PM
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Sunstars: Nikon 14-30 & Nikon 24-120 compared to Voigtlander


Test 3: Nikon 24-120mm F4 @24mm vs. Voigtlander 21mm F1.4

Main conclusions from this test:
Despite the focal lengths not matching, I decided to test these two lenses anyways since I figured they were close enough to be comparable
Nikon 24-120: at 24mm, sunstars begin to emerge at F5.6 but are somewhat hazy. At F8, the rays become longer and brighter, and by F11 they look quite similar to the Voigtlander. At F16, they are sharp and well-defined. When it comes to the 24-120, it seems like sunstars appear earlier and take on a stronger look when shooting with wider focal lengths. Unlike the 14-30, the rays of the 24-120's sunstars form sharp points at the end. They look quite similar to the Voigtlander but have more individual points due to the aperture blade count of the 24-120.
Voigtlander 21: the sunstars are visible at F5.6 and grow slightly with each stop. By F11, the Nikon 24-120 @24 catches up, and at F16 the sunstars on the Voigtlander lose their defined shape. It's hard to imagine a situation aside from doing long exposures where stopping down to F16 on the Voigtlander 21 would be advantageous.

The Nikon 24-120 seems to produce better sunstars at the wide end, with a strong shape appearing at F11. I'd say the Voigtlander produces better sunstars up until F11, but the Nikon takes the lead at F16



Feb 19, 2024 at 03:41 PM
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Sunstars: Nikon 14-30 & Nikon 24-120 compared to Voigtlander


Test 3: Nikon 24-120mm F4 @24mm vs. Voigtlander 21mm F1.4

Main conclusions from this test:
Despite the focal lengths not matching, I decided to test these two lenses anyways since I figured they were close enough to be comparable
Nikon 24-120: at 24mm, sunstars begin to emerge at F5.6 but are somewhat hazy. At F8, the rays become longer and brighter, and by F11 they look quite similar to the Voigtlander. At F16, they are sharp and well-defined. Unlike the 14-30, the rays form sharp points at the end like the Voigtlander
Voigtlander 21: the sunstars are visible at F5.6 and grow sligthly with each stop. By F11, the Nikon 24-120 @24 catches up, and at F16 the Voigtlander becomes hazy while the Nikon sunstar grows larger.

The Nikon 24-120 seems to produce better sunstars at the wide end, with a strong shape appearing at F11. I'd say the Voigtlander produces better sunstars up until F11, but the Nikon takes the lead at F16



Feb 19, 2024 at 05:38 AM





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