Nikon 28-200 G Edition.
In other words, not particularly close.
And it took a huge amount of effort to get even this mediocre color/contrast out of the file. This lens isn’t quite the Jack-of-all-trades/master-of-none I was led to believe it was… more of an 8 of Diamonds of all trades, perhaps, if that.
It definitely doesn’t hold a candle to the 28-105 D, not in sharpness, color, contrast, ease of handling, or any other metric except, perhaps, weight, and that it goes another 95mm, which would likely give better background separation (blur) for portraits, but f/5.6 is a bit weak.
Perhaps I’ll do a bit of comparison shooting… 200mm vs. the 105, equivalent framing, same subject… But that’ll have to wait, methinks. I’ve got two projects in the works at present (more on both later).
D7000, Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G @200mm, ISO100, AP mode, wide open (f/5.6), with quite a great deal of processing to get even this far.