Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2 Review and Tests - Part 5 - compared to other Nikon lenses and via adapter - Raw files to download.


For this comparison I used four lenses. The 32mm f/1.2, 30-110mm Nikon 1 zoom, Nikon APS-C 35mm f/1.8 and Sigma APS-C 30mm f/1.4. The last two via the Nikon > Nikon 1 adapter. All files at ISO 100 and processed identically from raw in Photoshop CC Adobe Camera Raw.

Below is the comparison of the three fast lenses wide open. I left out the zoom obviously. All at ISO 100 and at their widest aperture.


Below is a comparison of all four lenses at f/4.


Now this was closer than I thought. The 32mm f/1.2 is the sharpest wide open but at f/4 the Sigma comes pretty close and the other two aren't far behind either. Depending on your screen and Googles reproduction some of you may think that they are all pretty similar and I would agree. However at 100% on my screen the 32mm does come out on top. It just has more 'bite'. However if you are looking for a slightly cheaper alternative (remember you have to buy the adapter if you haven't got it already) then the APS-C Nikon and Sigma lenses do a good job. The Sigma in particular at only 1/2 stop slower is a really good buy at the moment.

So you can get a better idea I've included all of the jpgs. and raw files for download on Google Drive HERE