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Offline parrysights

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D3200 Lens Reviews
« on: December 12, 2013, 01:39:12 am »
This a comment for this page on the website
Thanks again for the review. The difference in performance of the same lenses on the D7100 and D3200 is a little greater than I had thought based on some initial tests you had done with the same lenses on both bodies. These reviews make it easier to understand what lenses are best at what focal lengths and apertures.

I generally just plug my FX lenses on the D3200 to provide a second body (in addition to a D600) to avoid lens switching and extend the reach of a 70-200 f4 Nikkor. A nice landscape set up is the 18-35G on the D600 and the 24-85G VR on the D3200 (effective 18-130 mm), bargain lenses and quite good performance when you consider the D3200 is the cheapest part of the set. Add in the 70-200 and I have 18 to 300 covered with good quality glass and very good bodies. Great performance on a budget. I supplement the set with a 50 mm AF-D and used manual focus fixed length Nikkors for low light work and where an easily found infinity focus point is required (astro imaging).

In general the performance of lenses on the D3200 is quite good, certainly better than on the older 10 & 12 MP Nikon bodies, but still well short of the D600.

Offline jyhfeei

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Re: D3200 Lens Reviews
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 08:26:06 pm »
These reviews make it easier to understand what lenses are best at what focal lengths and apertures.

And you could not tell what lenses are best from the D5200 and D7100 llists that came before?

What is good for the D3200 is good for the D5200 is good for the D7100.   There is not one lens that breaks this rule.  Maybe we should have a few more rehashed lists for other  Pentax or Sony bodies as Nikon seems to get unneeded attention here. :P

The only significant difference in these lists is the addition of lenses. But who is going to put a $4000 prime on a D3200.

Offline Emilie_DxOMark

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Re: D3200 Lens Reviews
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 10:08:54 am »

Good point, this review is performed for all Nikon D3200 owner who was waiting for the results.
Of course, results are very close to the previous Nikon D7100 and D5200 lens recommendation.
That why we make something shorter for this camera.

Best regards,

The DxOMark team