Nikon D800E and wonderful evening light

After a day of rain and heavy cloud it suddenly brightened up to give this wonderful evening light. I jumped in the car to a location close to my home and got these images with my D800E and 35mm f/1.8 and 55-200mm DX lenses, shot in the 5:4 ratio option.

For some reason these DX lenses seem to give sharper results on my D800E and 35mm lenses like the Sigma 12-24mm and 50mm f/1.8 lenses give sharper results on my D7100! Maybe its just me and the way I use them but I'm definitely seeing this.