Selection of standard wide-angle (rectilinear retro-focus) lenses with distortion level.

Revision 7.0 12-01-2011

Quote from ISO 9039-2008 Standard : " Generally, the function of rotationally symmetric optical systems is to form an image that is geometrically similar to the object, except for some particular systems, such as fish-eye lenses and eyepieces, where this condition is deliberately not maintained. Ideally, this function is accomplished according to the geometry of perspective projection. Departures from the ideal image geometry are called distortion. The distortion is a position-dependent quantity which generally has a vectorial character. In a given image plane (which may also lie at infinity), this vector, representing the difference between theoretical and real image position, has a radial and a tangential component. In optical systems, the tangential component is basically conditioned by imperfect rotational symmetry. The systems manufactured in accordance with the present state of the art have a negligible tangential distortion."

An initial selection was made from the results issued by Lenstip and by Photozone from tests performed with Imatest. But more data from other sources that were obtained by other tools such as DXO Analyzer were added at a later stage..

Intended to be understood as "maximum" distortion, only the largest distortion value is listed for zoom lenses and at the shortest focal length.

NOTE: The large and random dicrepancy between the results about the same lens from different sources is troublesome. There is obviously a problem there. The cause might beof multiple origin but the basic definition of DISTORTION is in itself already problematic!

Camera sensor
Lenses
Distortion (%)
APS-C (r=1.5)
Lens name Maker/Designer
Test result issued by LensTip.com

SMIA/Imatest

Test result issued by Photozone.de

SMIA/Imatest with a single grid test chart= 1.2 x 0.8 m

Test result issued by DXOMark.com

Tests by DXO Labs

(of course!)

 

Test result issued by "Réponses PHOTO"

W/ number, page and date

Tests are claimed to be performed with DXO Analyzer: f.e. the DXO Analyzer logo appears on #184 Jul 2007, #186 Sep 2007, etc.

Test result issued by Chasseur d'images

W/ number, page and date when available

Tests CILab. (Starting #261 in Feb. 2004 ) with DXO Analyzer

Test result issued by DPReview.com

Two values: along the short and long edge of the image respectively.

Test result issued by CameraLabs.com

SMIA/Imatest

Test result issued by DIWA-Labs.com

Tests with DXO Analyzer

Other document sources

 

sign "-" is "barrel" distortion
sign "-" is "barrel" distortion
When it's actually "barrel" distortion, (-) is added to correct the inversion introduced by DXO.
When it's actually "barrel" distortion, (-) is added to correct the inversion introduced by DXO. (-) to correct the positive inversion by DXO: it's actually "barrel" distortion.
sign "-" is "barrel" distortion
sign "-" is "barrel" distortion
 
sign "-" is "barrel" distortion
AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Nikon -3.77% -3.1 %   (-)4.5% #210 -page 102 -Sep 2009 (-)1.3% #316 page 134 Aug-Sept 2009       (-)1.29% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF-S 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED DX Nikon - -1.71 %   See #171 (-)1.2% #301 page 110 -Mar 2008        
AF 14mm f/2.8 D ED Nikon - -2.64 %   (-)2.0% #195-page 112 -Jun 2008          
AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED N Nikon - -1.4 %  

-4.5% #190-page 118 -Jan 2008

DXO Analyzer logo is present

(-)2.0% #195-page 106 -Jun 2008

(-)0.55% #301 page 111 -Mar 2008       (-)1.55% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
15 mm f/3.5 AI-s Nikon - -     (-)0.51% #301 page 116 -Mar 2008       (-)0.59% (Pictchallenge_DXO)
AF-S 16-35mm f4 G ED VR Nikon - -1.11%       (-)1.28% and (-) 0.21%     (-)0.63% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF-S 16-85mm f/3-5-5.6G ED VR D Nikon -4.15% -2.54 % (-)0.85%

(-)3.0% #214 -page 129 -Jan 2010

(-)3.0% #195-page 106 -Jun 2008

(-)0.8% #330 -page 143 -Dec 2010   (-)5.32%  

(-)0.98% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)

(-)1% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)

AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 D IF-ED Nikon - -2.31 % (-)0.68%   (-)0.75% #301 page 111 -Mar 2008        
AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 G IF-ED DX Nikon -3.39% -2.19 % (-)0.83% (-)3.0% #214 -page 130 -Jan 2010 (-)1.0% #310-page 140 -Jan-Feb 2009        
18 mm f/3.5 AI-s Nikon - -     (-)0.49% #301 page 117 -Mar 2008        
AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED Nikon - -3.08 %              
AF-S VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G IF ED DX Nikon     (-)1.03% (-)3.5% #214 -page 131 -Jan 2010 (-)1.1% #302 -page 128-Apr 2008    

(-)1.15%

(-)1.17%

 
AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED DX II Nikon -3.4% -2.72 % (-)0.96%   (-)1.1% #330 -page 140-Dec 2010 (-)2.21% and 0.74% (-)3.73%   (-)1.13% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G IF-ED DX Nikon -4.5% -3.49 % (-)0.99%   (-)1.05% #310-page 138 -Jan-Feb 2009   (-)5.02%    
AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon -5.0% -3.52 % (-)0.99% (-)4.0% #214 -page 132 -Jan 2010

(-)1.15% #330 -page 141 -Dec 2010

(-)1.25% #310-page 138 -Jan-Feb 2009

  (-)5.49% (-)1.19% (-)1.35% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED D Nikon -4.6% -3.36 % (-)1.05%       (-)5.48%    
AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR II DX Nikon -5.4% -4.13 % (-)1.09% (-)4.0% #214 -page 133 -Jan 2010 (-)1.25% #330 -page 142 -Dec 2010 (-)2.86% and 0.62% (-)5.14%   (-)1.25% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 20mm f/2.8 D Nikon - -2.29 %              
AF-S 24mm f/1.4 G ED (DX) Nikon -1.03% 0.776% (-)0.29%           (-)0.26% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 24mm f/2.8D Nikon - -1.23 %     (-)0.44% #301 page 117 -Mar 2008        
AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D Nikon         (-)0.8% #301 page 112 -Mar 2008        
AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon - -1.13 % (-)0.33%

(-)1.5% #195-page 109 -Jun 2008

DXO logo is present

(-)0.4% #301 page 112 -Mar 2008       (-)1.15% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4 D IF Nikon - -2.55 % (-)0.83%   #285 -page 144
       
AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED Nikon - -2.38 %              
AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF Nikon - -2.13 %     #301        
AF-S 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR Nikon -2.48% -2.27 % (-)0.69%   (-)0.8% #301 page 113 -Mar 2008        
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED Nikon - - (-)0.65%            
AF 28mm f/2.8D Nikon - -1.24 %              
Ai-S 28mm f/2.8 Nikon         (-)0.24% #301 page 18 -Mar 2008        
Ai-S 28mm f/2 Nikon - -1.17 %              
AF 28mm f/1.4 D Nikon - -0.808 %     (-)0.33% #301 page 117 -Mar 2008        
28mm PC f/3.5 Nikon         (-)0.32% #301 page 115 -Mar 2008        
AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D Nikon - -2.09 %              
AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 D IF-ED Nikon - -1.02 %              
AF 28-80 mm f/3,5-5,6 D Nikon - -              
AF-D 28-200 mmf/3,5-5,6 Nikkor IF Nikon - -              
AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon -2.60%                
Ai-S 35mm f/2 Nikon         (-)0.30% #301 page 118 -Mar 2008        
AF-S 35 mm f/1.4G Nikon -0.96%                
AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 G Nikon -1.94% -1.7 %   (-)2.0% #205 -page 107 -Apr 2009 (-)0.55% #316 page 134 Aug-Sept 2009 (-)1.13% and (-) 0.42% (-)1.83%   (-)0.55% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 35mm f/2 D Nikon -0.76% -0.636%              
35mm PC f/2.8 Nikon         (-)0.25% #301 page 115 -Mar 2008        
AF 35-70mm f/2.8D Nikon         (-)0.3% #301 page 113 -Mar 2008        
Ai-S P 45mm f/2.8 Nikon   -0.209%     (-)0.03% #301 page 118 -Mar 2008        
 
8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma   -2.87%   (-)4.5% #221 -page 121-Aug 2010       (-)1.79%

(-)1.79%(DIWA Labs W/DXO Means)

(-)1.62% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)

10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Sigma -3.05% -2.75 %              
AF 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM Sigma -0.88% -1.35 % (wavy)   (-)2.5% #210 -page 104 -Sep 2009   (-)2.43% and (-) 0.92%   (-)1.75%  
AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX HSM DG Sigma - -0.958 % (wavy)     (-)1% #313 page 123 - May 2009        
AF 17-50 mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Sigma - -   (-)2.5% #222 -page 111-Oct 2010          
AF 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.0 DC Macro OS HSM Sigma - -3.14%   (-)3.0% #216 -page 122 -Mar 2010 (-)0.9% #322 page 144- Mar-Apr 2010     (-)0.99%  
AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Sigma - -3.06 % (-)0.75%           (-)0.80% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 18-50mm f/2.8 DC EX macro Sigma - -2.93 % (-)0.81%         (-)0.73%  
AF 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC Sigma - -3.1%              
AF 18-50 mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Sigma -2.98% -   (-)3.0% #210 -page 106 -Sep 2009          
AF 18-50mm f/2.8 HSM Sigma         (-)0.75% #304-page 114 -Jun 2008        
AF 18-125 mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM Sigma -4.25% (Slightly wavy) -2.84% (Slightly wavy)   (-)2.5% #200 -page 112 -Nov 2008          
AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Sigma -4.4% -  

(-)3.0% #186 -page 115 -Sep 2007

DXO logo is present

(-)1.12% #296 -page 119-Jul_Sept 2007

(-)1.07% #300 page157 -Jan-Fev 2008

(-)1.8% and 0.22% (wavy)   (-)1.10%  
AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Sigma -3.96%                
AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Sigma - - (-)0.75% (-)2.5% #207 -page 112 -Jun 2009   (-)1.87% and (-) 0.03%     (-)0.36% (Le Photographe #1675 page 68 Jul-Aug 2009
AF 24mm f/2.8 macro (Pentax K) Sigma   -2.07%              
AF 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM (DX) Sigma -2.66% -1.91 %     (-)0.8% #313 page 123 May 2009     (-)0.88%  
EX f/2,8 28-70 mm Sigma                 -2.8%(PentaxZone)
AF f/3,8-5,6 28-135 mm Sigma                 -2.5%(PentaxZone)
AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC Sigma -2.13% -1.68%   See #162 (-)0.50% #326 -page 138 -Aug-Sep 2010        
 
SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical IF Tamron -2.78% -2.03 %   (-)3.5% #204 -page 114 -Mar 2009 (-)1% #311 page 131- Mar 2009 (-)1.58% and 0.53% @ 13mm!   (-)1.09% (-)1.0% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF Tamron -3.1% -2.71 %              
AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Tamron -3.70% -2.7 %   (-)3.5% #217 -page 122 -Apr 2010 (-)1.1% #321 page 133- Mar 2010        
AF 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron -5.14%                
AF 18-250 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron - -3.92%   (-)4.5% #182 -page 118 -May 2007 (-)1.1% #310-page 147 -Jan-Feb 2009 (aka Schneider Xenon Samsung)        
AF 18-270 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Asph. (IF) MACRO Tamron -5.74% -   (-)4.0% #203 -page 110 -Feb 2009 (-)1.3% #316 page 143 Aug-Sept 2009 (-)3.02% and (-) 0.51%   (-)1.34%  
AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron - -1.55%              
 
AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X DX Fisheye for reference only (I use this lens;-) Tokina 28.6% (Why not?) ~10% ! IMO Meaningless              
AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX(Canon) Tokina         (-)1.1% #310-page 151-Jan-Feb 2009       (-)1.08% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX Tokina See r = 1.6 -2.26%     (-)1% #310-page 154 -Jan-Feb 2009 (-)1.65% and 0.36%      
AF 16-50 mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO DX Tokina -4.1% -3.55%     (-)1.05% #310-page 152 -Jan-Feb 2009       (-)1.12% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AT-X DX AF 16.5-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 Tokina -3.30%                
AF 19-35 mm f/3.5-4.5 Tokina -3.7%                
AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 Tokina                  
 
Ultron 40 mm f/2 SL II Aspherical Voigtländer -0.79% -0.648%     (-)0.26% #310 - page 138 - May 2011        
Skopar 20mm SL Aspherical Voigtländer        

(-)0.52% #333-page 139- Mar 2011

(-)0.52% #310 - page 134 - May 2011

       
 
Distagon ZF2 T*18mm f/3.5 Zeiss     (-)0.48%   (-)0.47% #331-page 139- Mar 2011        
Distagon ZF2 T* 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss         (-)0.47% #331-page 140- Mar 2011        
Distagon ZF T* 25mm f/2.8 Zeiss - -1.1 % Version ZF2: (-)0.37%   version ZF2 (-)0.3% #331-page 141- Mar 2011     (-)0.45%  
Distagon T* 28 mm f/2.0 ZF/ZK/ZE Zeiss -0.96% - Version ZF2: (-)0.35%   version ZF2 (-)0.32% #331-page 142- Mar 2011     (-)0.44%  
Distagon ZF T* 35mm f/2 Zeiss -0.75% -0.673% Version ZF2: (-)0.27%   version ZF2 (-)0.24% #331-page 142- Mar 2011     (-)0.46%  
 
11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Sony - -2.69 %     (-)0.9% #301 page 125 -Mar 2008   (-)3.87%    
E 16mm F2.8 Pancake lens Sony - -       + (pincushion)   (-)0.78%  
Vario Sonnar 16-35 mm f/2.8 T* SSM Sony & Carl Zeiss -2.76% -1.97% (-)0.62%   (-)0.65% #311 page 132 Mar 2009        
Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80 mm f/3.5-4.5 Sony & Carl Zeiss -3.90% -3.25% (-)0.9% (-)3.0% #182 -page 120 -May 2007

(-)0.91% #301 page 127 -Mar 2008

(-)0.99% #295 page 163 -Jul 2008

  (-)4.03% (-)1.01%

(-)1.07% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)

(-)0.60% (Le Photographe #1654 page 64 Sep 2007

16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT ( SAL-16105 ) Sony -4.67% 3.25%   (-)3.5% #191-page 112 -Feb 2008 (-)0.91% #301 page 127 -Mar 2008 (-)1.78% and 0.11% wavy   (-)1.10% (-)1.07% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Sony - - (-)1.1%   (-)1.10% #322 page 141- Mar-Apr 2010 (-)3.34% and 0.88%  

(-)1.15%

(-)1.14%

(-)1.19%

(-)1.15%(DIWA Labs w/DXO tools)
E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony - -       (-)2.59% and (-) 0.21% wavy      
18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT ( SAL-1870 ) Sony -4.1% -3.01% (-)0.93%   (-)0.95% #310-page 148 -Jan-Feb 2009 (-)1.46% and (+)1.1% (-)3.6%

(-)0.92%

(-)0.91%

 
DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Sony -5.50% - (-)1.25%         (-)1.40% (-)1.40%(DIWA Labs w/DXO tools)
DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Sony         (-)1.5% #301 page 126 -Mar 2008        
20mm F2.8 Sony - - (-)0.75%         (-)0.78%  
Distagon T* 24mm F2 SSM Sony & Carl Zeiss - -1.34%       (-)0.51% and 0.01%   (-)0.31%  
                     
ZA Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 SSM (Sony SAL-2470Z) Sony & Carl Zeiss -2.14% -1.64% (-)0.57%   (-)0.51% #310-page 150 -Jan-Feb 2009    

(-)0.81%

(-)0.60%

(-)0.59% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
28mm F2.8 Sony - - (-)0.40%            
DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM Sony - -1.17% (-)0.40% (-)1.0% #213 -page 188 -Dec 2009 (-)0.4% #319 page 139 -Dec 2009        
35mm f/1.4 G ( SAL-35F14G ) Sony -0.80% -0.739%              
 
14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical Samyang        

1.46; 1.5; 1.51% depending on Camera brand and model

#333-page 128 - May 2011

       
24 mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Samyang -1.27%                
35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC Samyang -0.83%              
 
DA 12-24mm f/4 AL ED [IF] Pentax - -2.11%   (-)3.0% #188 -page 116 -Nov 2007          
SMC-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED [IF] Pentax - -1.69 %   (-)2.0% #188 -page 124 -Nov 2007          
SMC DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Pentax -1.41% -1.43 %   (-)1.5% #207 -page 110 -Jun 2009 (-)0.30% #313 page 121 May 2009 (-)0.32%and +0.35% (wavy)      
SMC-DA 16-45mm f/4 ED AL Pentax - -2.52% (-)0.75% (-)2.5% #188 -page 117 -Nov 2007 (-)0.78% #310-page 146 -Jan-Feb 2009 (-)1.03% and (-) 0.21%      
*SMC DA 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Pentax - -3.63% (-)1.0% (-)3.0% #188 -page 118 -Nov 2007 (-)1.05% #316 page 135 Aug-Sept 2009     (-)0.96% (-)1.19% (Le Photographe #1654 page 64 Sep 2007
SMC DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM Pentax -4% -3.11%   (-)3.0% #199 -page 124 -Oct 2008 (-)0.95% #310-page 145 -Jan-Feb 2009        
SMC-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Pentax -2.8% -2.54% (-)0.84% (-)3.0% #188 -page 119 -Nov 2007   (-)1.37% and (-) 0.48% (-)2.76% (-)0.91% (-)O.92%(DIWA Labs w/DXO tools)
SMC-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II Pentax         (-)0.9% #319 page 142 -Dec 2009    

(-)0.91%

(-)0.90%

 
SMC-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL III Pentax         (-)0.8% #310-page 144 -Jan-Feb 2009       (-)1.35% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
SMC DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 ED AL [IF] Pentax - -4.32% (-)1.2%            
SMC-FA 20-35mm f/4 AL Pentax - -2.17%             -1.7%(PentaxZone)
SMC-FA 20mm f/2.8 Pentax - -2.5 %             -1.25%(PentaxZone)
SMC-DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Pentax -2.14% -1.97 %   (-)2.0% #188 -page 124 -Nov 2007 (-)0.57% #304-page 108 -Jun 2008        
SMC-FA* 24mm f/2 AL [IF] Pentax - -1.51 %             -0.8%(PentaxZone)
SMC FA 24-90mm f/3.5-4.5 IF AL Pentax         (-)0.6% #304-page 111 -Jun 2008        
FA f/2,8 28 mm Pentax                 -0.9%(PentaxZone)
SMC FA* 28-70mm f/2.8 AL Pentax         (-)0.4% #304-page 111 -Jun 2008       -4%(PentaxZone)
FA f/3,5-5,6 28-80 mm Pentax                 -2.4%(PentaxZone)
FA f/3,5-5,6 28-90 mm Pentax                 -3.1%(PentaxZone)
FA f/4-5,6 28-105 mm Pentax                 -1.7%(PentaxZone)
FA f/3,8-5,6 28-200 mm Pentax                 -0.9%(PentaxZone)
SMC-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited Pentax - -0.789%   See #114          
SMC-FA 35mm f/2 AL Pentax -0.75% -0.848%   See #127 (-)0.26% #304-page 112 -Jun 2008        
SMC DA 35mm f/2.8 Limited macro Pentax - -0.414%   (-)0.5% #196-page 122 -Jul 2008 (-)0.15% #304-page 108 -Jun 2008        
  F f/4 35-80 mm Pentax                 -0.9%(PentaxZone)
 
APS-C (r=1.6) EF-S 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon -2.4% -1.25 % or 1.21%   See #154

#289 -page 158

(-)0.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 01/2005

  (-)3.59%    
EF-S 15-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon -4.52% - -0.80% (-)3.0% #213 -page 182 -Dec 2009

(-)1% #326 -page 140 Aug-Sep 2007

(-)0.9% #319 page 144 -Dec 2009

  (-)4.65% (-)1.0%  
EF-16-35mm f2,8-L USM Canon 2.51% -2.37 % -0.55 %  

(-)1.03% #296 -page 118-Jul_Sept 2007

(-)0.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 02/2002

       
EF-17-35mm f/2.8 USM L Canon - -1.86 %     (-)1.3% CECI Tech. Sheet 1996        
EF-17-40mm f/4 USM L Canon –2.74% -2.47 %     (-)1.1% CECI Tech. Sheet 07/2003   (-)2.9%    
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM IS Canon -2.47% -2.03 % (-)0.40% See #174

(-)0.65% #326 -page 134 Aug-Sep 2010

(-)0.55% #319 page 144 -Dec 2009

  (-)2.87%    
EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM IS Canon 5.7% (!) -4.01 % (-)1.0% See #155

(-)1.25% #310-page 136 -Jan-Feb 2009

(-)1.3% CECI Tech. Sheet 10/2003

(-)2.41% and (-) 0.69% (-)5.71%   (-)1.35% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6           (-)1.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 01/2005     (-)0.96%  
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II Canon -4.6% -2.37% or -3.15%     #289 -page 160   (-)3.35%    
EF-S_18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon 3.96% -3.17 % (-)0.94%     +1.43 (wavy) and (-) 0.27%  

(-)1.01%

(-)1.01%

 
EF-S_18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Canon       (-)3.0% #198 -page 111 -Sep 2008 (-)1.0% #322 page 138- Mar-Apr 2010     (-)0.96%  
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon -4.93% - (-)1.01% (-)4.5% #213 -page 184 -Dec 2009     (-)5.24%

(-)0.71%

(-)1.17%

(-)1.44% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
EF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS Canon -5.06% - (-)1.10%   (-)1.30% #310-page 136 -Jan-Feb 2009 -3.39% and (-) 0.60% (-)6%

(-)1.43%

(-)1.38%

(-)1.17%(DIWA Labs W/DXO Means)
EF-20mm f/2.8 USM Canon 1.5% -1.55 %              
EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon - -2.2 %              
EF-20-35mm f/2.8L Canon - -1.76 %              
TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Canon - -0.603 %              
EF 24 mm f/1.4L II USM Canon -0.79% -0.74%              
EF-24mm-f2,8 Canon - -1.32 %              
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L Canon - -0.754% (-)0.5%            
EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon - -2.22%              
EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS Canon - -1.8%         (-)2.65%    
EF 28 mm f/1.8 USM Canon -1.19% -1.18 %              
EF-28mm-f2,8 Canon - -0.978 %     #270 -page 142        
EF 28-70mm f/2.8 USM L Canon - -1.03% (-)0.37%            
EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II Canon - 1.49%              
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon - -1.24% (-)0.61%   #289 -page 161
       
EF 28-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon -2.5% 1.54% (-)0.63%            
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 USM L IS Canon - 1.77%              
EF-35mm f/1.4 USM L Canon -0.8% -0.486 %              
EF 35mm f/2 Canon -0.73% -0.755%              
EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6 USM L Canon - -1.39%              
 
8mm f/3.5 Fisheye (for reference only: I use this lens:-) Samyang - ? stereograpnic and patent (What?)              
 
AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Sigma -2.59% -2.87 %     (-)1.3% #325-page 142-Jul 2010       -4.44% (Focus-Numerique)
AF 10-20mm f/4-5.6 HSM EX DC Sigma -0.88% -0.604% (Moustache)     (-)1.18% #295 page 164 -Jul 2008        
AF 10-20mm f/3.5 HSM EX DC Sigma         (-)0.8% #319 page 138 -Dec 2009       (-)0.89% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM EX DG Sigma   -0.611% (Wavy)              
AF 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG Sigma   -2.31%              
AF 17-50mm f/2.8 HSM DC EX OS Sigma -3.47% -2.91 % (-)0.75%   (-)0.8% #329 -page 142-Dec 2010        
AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 HSM DC OS macro Sigma -3.28% -3.14 % or 2.58% (-)0.85%   (-)0.85% #321 page 138- Mar2010        
AF 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Sigma         (-)0.75% #316 page 143 Aug-Sept 2009        
AF 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro Sigma - - (-)0.6%   #304        
AF 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC HSM OS Sigma -4.25% (Slightly wavy) -2.64 % or 2.45% (Slightly wavy)     (-)0.60% #306 page 117 Aug-Sep 2008      

-1.93% (Imatest)

(-)0.77% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)

AF 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Sigma   -2.77%         (-)4.46%    
AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS (Canon) Sigma   -3.23%     (-)0.73% #300 page157 -Jan-Fev 2008        
AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Sigma - - (-)0.67%   (-)0.75% #314 page 128 -Jun 2009        
AF 20mm f/1.8 EX Sigma   -1.43%              
EF 24 mm f/2.8 Canon   -1.32%              
AF 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro (Canon) Sigma   -1.27%              
AF 28 mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro Sigma -1.23%                
AF 30mm f/1.4 EX HSM DC Sigma -1.91% -1.52%              
 
AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] VC Tamron - -3.32 % (-)0.75%   #289 -page 158        
AF18-200mm F3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD IF Tamron -5.14% -         (-)5.38%   (-)1.31% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 18-250 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron -5.29% -     (-)1.43% #295 page 162 -Jul 2008        
AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD [IF] Asph. VC macro Tamron   -3.88 %     (-)1.3% #316 page 143 Aug-Sept 2009        
AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Tamron   - (-)0.72%   #304    

(-)0.83%

 
 
AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX(Canon) Tokina -3.24% -2.09%     (-)0.9% #310-page 151-Jan-Feb 2009        
AF 12-24mm (old version) Tokina -2.80% -              
AT-X 124 PRO DX II AF 12-24 mm f/4 Tokina -2.32% -1.4%     (-)0.75% #310-page 154 -Jan-Feb 2009        
AF 16-50 mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO DX Tokina         (-)1.05% #310-page 152 -Jan-Feb 2009        
AF 17mm f/3.5 AT-X Pro Tokina   -1.73%              
AF 28-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro SV Tokina - -1.41%              
AF 28-70mm f/2.8-2.6 AT-X Pro II Tokina   -1.59%              
AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 Tokina -0.59% -     (-)0.15% #310-page 156 -Jan-Feb 2009     (-)0.17%  
 
Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL II Asph Voigtländer       (-)2% #221 -page 123-Aug 2010          
Ultron 40mm f/2 Asph Voigtländer       (-)1.5% #221 -page 124-Aug 2010          
 
14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical (I use it!) Samyang - -5 %    

Probable typo: - 0.20% #333-page 128 - May 2011

 

       
24 mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Samyang -1.27%                
 
Vario-Sonnar T* 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 N (Contax N to Canon EF) Zeiss   -1.47%              
 
Full Frame 35mm AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED (FX) Nikon -2.2% -3.91 %   (-)4.5% #202 -page 123 -Jan 2009 (-)1.21% #301 page 111 -Mar 2008      

-0.02% (PopPhoto)___!!___

      -1.55% (le monde de la photo)
      -1.02% (SLR Lens Review)
      -3.86% (ePhotozine)__!___
     

-7.37% (ePhotozine)__!!!!__

(-)1.55% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)

(-)1.46% (Le Photographe #1657 page 62 Dec 2007

15 mm f/3.5 AI-s Nikon - -     (-)0.59% #301 page 116 -Mar 2008        
AF-S 16-35mm f/4 G ED VR (FX) Nikon - -4.34 %       (-)4.48% and (-) 0.92%  

(-)1.89%

(-)1.90%

(-)1.90%((DIWA Labs W/DXO Means)
AF-S 16-35mm f/4 G ED N VR II Nikon   -3.65%   (-)5.0% #219 -page 118-Jun 2011 (-)1.70%! #324 page 144-Jun 2010      

(-)1.72% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)

(-)1.17% (Le Photographe #1653 page 64 Jul-Aug 2007

AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED Nikon - -3.5% (-)0.79%   (-)0.95% #301 page 111 -Mar 2008        
AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED (FX) Nikon                  
18 mm f/3.5 AI-s Nikon - -     (-)0.56% #301 page 117 -Mar 2008        
AF 24mm f/2.8D IF Nikon -1.7%     (-)1.5% #202 -page 128 -Jan 2009 (-)0.51% #301 page 117 -Mar 2008        
24mm PC-E f/3.5 Nikon         (-)0.34% #304-page 117 -Jun 2008        
AF-S 24mm f/1.4 G ED N(FX) Nikon -2.03% -1.47 % (-)0.48% (-)1.5% #220 -page 124 -Jul 2010 (-)0.44% #326 -page 144 Aug-Sep 2010       (-)0.47% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D Nikon         (-)1.15% #301 page 112 -Mar 2008        
AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED (FX) Nikon - -2.84 % (-)0.75% (-)1.5% #202 -page 124 -Jan 2009 (-)1.07% #310-page 141 -Jan-Feb 2009      

(-)1.15% (le monde de la photo_DXO)

(-)1.14% (Le Photographe #1657 page 65 Dec 2007w/ erratum)

-0.5% (popphoto.com with DXO test means)

 

AF-S 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Nikon -4.91% - (-)0.8% (-)2.0% #202 -page 125 -Jan 2009 (-)1.1% #310-page 141 -Jan-Feb 2009        
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED Nikon - - (-)0.94%   (-)1.2% #329 -page 138-Dec 2010        
Ai-S 28mm f/2.8 Nikon       (-)1.0% #202 -page 129 -Jan 2009 (-)0.28% #301 page 118 -Mar 2008        
AF-D 28mm f/1.4         (-)1.0% #202 -page 128 -Jan 2009 (-)0.41% #301 page 117 -Mar 2008        
28mm PC f/3.5 Nikon         (-)0.43% #301 page 115 -Mar 2008        
AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon -6.04% (!) - (-)1.25%   (-)1.03% #329 -page 137-Dec 2010        
AF-S 35mm f/1.4G Nikon -1.90%             (-)0.53%  
Ai-S 35mm f/2 Nikon         (-)0.43% #301 page 118 -Mar 2008        
AF 35 mm f/2D Nikon -1.49% -1.33%   (-)1.0% #202 -page 129 -Jan 2009          
AF-S 35mm f/1.4 G (FX) Nikon -1.90% -1.64%              
35mm PC f/2.8 Nikon         (-)0.41% #301 page 115 -Mar 2008        
AF 35-70mm f/2.8D Nikon         (-)0.55% #301 page 113 -Mar 2008        
Ai-S P 45mm f/2.8 Nikon         (-)0.03% #301 page 118 -Mar 2008        
 
EF 14mm f/2.8 USM L II Canon - -1.73 %   (-)1.0% #189 -page 192 -Dec 2007       (-)0.67%

~(-)1% (SLR Lens Review)

(-)0.70% (Le Photographe #1658 page 43 Jan 2008)

EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II Canon - -3.26 % (-)0.67% (-)3.0% #184 -page 108 -Jul 2007 (-)0.9% #311 page 128 Mar 2009 (-)2.22% and (-) 0.17%   (-)1.23%  
TS-E 17mm f/4 L Canon - -1.14 %   (-)0.5% #226 -page 124 -Jan 2011   "Impressive result" but no data given      
EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L Canon - -3.6 %     (-)1% #311 page 128 Mar 2009   (-)6.39%    
EF-20mm f/2.8 USM Canon Test on APS-C only Test on APS-C only     #270 -page 140
       
EF 22-55 f/4-5.6 Canon         (-)1.8% CECI Tech. Sheet 1998        
TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Canon   -0.9%   (-)0.5% #226 -page 126 -Jan 2011          
EF 24mm f/2.8 Canon   -1.32%             (-)0.60%
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM                    
EF 24mm f/1.4 USM L Canon         (-)0.4% CECI Tech. Sheet 1998        
EF 24mm f/1.4 USM L II Canon -1.26% -1.35 %   (-)1.0% #205 -page 128 -Apr 2009 (-)0.29% #311 page 126 -Mar 2009 (+)0.3% (pin cushion) and 0.45% (wavy)   (-)0.34% (-)0.29% (SLR Lens Review)
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L Canon - -2.63% (-)0.66%  

#289 -page 164

(-)0.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 02/2003

  (-)1.86%   (-)0.72% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon -2.7%                
EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS Canon -2.66% -4.28 % (-)1.2%  

(-)1.15% #311 page 127 Mar 2009-

  (-)5.29% (-)1.53% (-)1.23% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
EF 28 mm f/1.8 USM Canon -1.85% -    

#270 -page 140

(-)0.5% CECI Tech. Sheet 1995

      (-)1.36% (SLR Lens Review)
EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM Canon - - (-)0.45%            
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Canon         (-)1.5% CECI Tech. Sheet 1996        
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II Canon         (-)1.5% CECI Tech. Sheet 1999        
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 III Canon         (-)1.4% CECI Tech. Sheet 1995        
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 IV Canon         (-)1.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 1996        
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM Canon         (-)1.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 1999        
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 USM Canon         (-)1.4% CECI Tech. Sheet 2000        
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM Canon         (-)1.5% CECI Tech. Sheet 12/2002        
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon - - (-)1.0%  

(-)1.3% #311 page 129 Mar 2009

(-)1.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 12/2002

       
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM II Canon - -    

(-)1.3% #311 page 129 Mar 2009

(-)1.3% CECI Tech. Sheet 2000

       
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon - - (-)1.0%            
EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM           (-)1.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 2000        
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS L Canon -6.04% -4.21 %    

(-)1.6% #306 -page 116-Jul_Sept 2008

(-)0.9% CECI Tech. Sheet 09/2004

      (-)1.67% (Luminous Landscape/DXO Analyzer)
EF 35mm f/1.4 USM L Canon -1.6% -1.5 %   See #127 (-)0.4% CECI Tech. Sheet 1999     (-)0.41% (-)0.95% (SLR Lens Review)
EF 35mm f/2 Canon - -1.36 %   (-)1.0% #207 -page 107 -Jun 2009          
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 Ultrasonic Canon         (-)1.8% CECI Tech. Sheet 1992        
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 Power Zoom Canon         (-)1.5% CECI Tech. Sheet 1990        
EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6 Ultrasonic Canon         (-)1.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 1990        
EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM L Canon - -              
EF 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6 (kit EOS 5000)           (-)1.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 1990        
EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L Canon - -1.45 %              
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon - -1.13%   (-)1.5% #207 -page 107 -Jun 2009

(-)0.48% #311 page 127 -Mar 2009

(-)0.6% CECI Tech. Sheet 1993

       
EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon - -1.18 %              
 
14mm f/2.8 IF ED AS Samyang - -5.29 % (Moustache)    

(-)1.6% #331-page 149- Mar 2011(Mustache)

From 1.51 to 1.57% depending on different camera brand and model (Wavy-Mustache)

#333-page 128 - May 2011

     

-2.5% (measurement by this author)

Note: the grid chart was at 0.23 m from the sensor plane....

(-)1.71% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)

 

24 mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Samyang -2.48%                
35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC Samyang -1.58% (slightly wavy) -1.65% (Moustache)              
 
Vario Sonnar 16-35 mm f/2.8 T* ZA SSM Sony & Carl Zeiss -4.21% - (-)0.65% (-)2.5% #204 -page 110 -Mar 2009 (-)0.75% #311 page 132 Mar 2009       (-)0.80% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
DT 16-50 mm f/2.8 SSM Sony -5.29% with "monstrous" mustache type                
20mm F2.8 on Sony Alpha 900 Sony - - (-)0.8%            
Distagon T* 24mm F2 SSM Sony & Carl Zeiss - - (-)0.4%   (-)0.33% Wavy #329 Dec 2010 (-)0.39% and +0.39% (wavy pin-cushion)      
Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM on Sony Alpha 900 Sony & Carl Zeiss - - (-)0.7% (-)1.5% #193-page 119 -Apr 2008

(-)0.70% #310-page 150 -Jan-Feb 2009

(-)0.55% #302 page 129 -Apr 2008

      (-)0.75% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
28mm F2.8 on Sony Alpha 900 Sony - - (-)0.5%            
28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Sony       (-)2.0% #215 -page 114 -Feb 2010 (-)0.5% #321 page 133- Mar 2010       (-)0.26% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
35mm f/1.4G Sony -1.40%     See #179          
 
AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM DG II Sigma   -4.11%              
AF 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Sigma               (-)0.94%  
AF 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Sigma -4.59% -2.68 %   (-)1.5% #206 -page 122 -May 2009 (-)0.75% #313 page 123 - May 2009       (-)0.90% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
AF 28 mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro Sigma -1.63%                
 
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Tamron               (-)1.22%  
AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron - -2.63 %   See #155          
AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Tamron - - (-)1.3% See #156 & 193 (-)0.75% #304-page 114 -Jun 2008     (-)1.77%  
 
Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 Aspherical SL II Voigtlander - -1.93 %     (-)0.56% #310 - page 134 - May 2011        
Ultron 40 mm f/2 SL II Aspherical Voigtlander -1.59%       (-)0.47% #310 - page 138 - May 2011        
 
Distagon ZE T* 18mm f/3.5 Zeiss - -1.77 % (Canon) -1.76% (Nikon FX) Version ZF2: -066% (Nikon DX3)pincushion or mustache??? (-)1.5% #212 -page 129 -Nov 2009 Version ZF2 : ? TBD #3314-page 139 -Mar 2011        
Distagon ZF (ZE) T* 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss - -1.72 % Canon -1.7% Nikon FX) (wavy)   (-)2.0% #209 -page 132 -Aug 2009 version ZF2 (-)0.5% #331-page 140- Mar 2011        
Distagon T* 25 mm f/2.0 ZE/ZF.2 Zeiss -1.96%                
Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM Zeiss   -1.65%   (-)1.0% #226 -page 128 -Jan 2011      

(-)0.37%

(-)0.38%

(-)0.38% (DIWA Labs W/DXO Means)
Distagon ZF T* 25mm f/2.8 Zeiss - -1.78 % (Canon) -1.69% (Nikon FX) Version ZF2: (-)041% (Nikon DX3) (-)1.0% #223 -page 120-Oct 2010 version ZF2 (-)0.36% #331-page 141- Mar 2011       (-)0.42% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
Distagon ZF (ZE) T* 28mm f/2 Zeiss - -1.74 % (Canon) -1.79% (Nikon FX) Version ZF2: (-)043% (Nikon DX3) (-)1.0% #214 -page 126 -Jan 2010 version ZF2 (-)0.4% #331-page 142- Mar 2011       (-)0.44% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
Distagon ZF (ZE) T* 35mm f/2 Zeiss -1.48% -1.77 % (Canon) -1.81% (Nikon FX) Version ZF2: (-)043% (Nikon DX3) (-)1.5% #200 -page 118 -Nov 2008 version ZF2 (-)0.43% #331-page 143- Mar 2011       (-)0.45% (Le monde de la photo.com_DXO)
 
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 SSM Sony & Carl Zeiss - -2.94 %              
 
AF 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro SD FX (EOS) Tokina   -2.43%