Why did you ditch the 200VR?
I wonder how the 28-70 would do in this test since it is supposed to render skin tones better than the 24-70?
The 85 f/1.4 is a great lens, but I think the 105 mm focal length works better on the D3 when combined with the 24-70.
Couldn't agree more on the above statement.
Sean, excellent test and results(great model too!). I've owned all of these and at this time have the 105 f2 and the 24-70. I'm in the process of going back to the 28-70 because I really think it's better with skin tones than the 24-70. The 24-70 I have is super sharp, but I've been bothered by the skin tones and the contrast being a bit over the top. I bought it for portraits, and it should be A+ in that area. I don't think it is. I know most are very happy with this lens, so I'll clam up on that.
On the D3 the focal length is just right with the 105. I never liked it on the
Thanks again for posting this.
I plan to do a similar test this week between the 24-70 and the 28-70, although my 'subject', won't sit still for very long.:smile: I'll post the results.
So no custom wb for each lens ?
Yes i noitced the apparent shift in lightning, a fixed wb wouldnt have improved the consistency imo.
I dont know the exact colors of your daughters dress so its impossible for me to evalute wich one is closest to be "correct" eventhough im using a calibrated CG.
A color chart, wich isnt alot of fun for most people to look at, will tell me alot more about the colors each lens produce, since i know the fixed rgb values.
Its a big diffrence what is "correct" and what is most "pleasing"
(needless to say, pleasing is very subjective)
The thing with skintones is that most people dont like the "correct" tone.. often one want someting a little warmer.
Nice test with some real world examples, and this test confirm that the 85/1,4D does have a cool cast.
Edit:What picture control did you use ? (since you used NX)