Quite some time ago in my previous Subjective Lens Sharpness Test article, I have tested the AFS 18-200VR vs the AFS 18-70. In this 2nd installment of the article, I'll be comparing three additional lenses: the AFS 70-200VRII, AFS 80-200, and the AFS 105VR Micro. To make it inline with the previous test so that comparisons could be made, the same test method is used: by shooting the characters on my LCD monitor. The camera used is the Fuji S5pro so please bear in mind that the results are for DX format. I do not have an FX camera to perform the FX tests. And as usual, please note that there will definitely be performance variation between these lenses and yours. Please also note that this test compares only optical sharpness; other parameters like light drop-off, chromatic aberration, distortions etc. are not considered. The previous results from my AFS 18-200 is added as reference only and not intended to compare with the 3 lenses.
I've rated the sharpness according to my interpretation with the following colors; you're free to make your own assessments.
Light green - excellent
Dark green - good
Light yellow - fair
Dark yellow - average
Red - below average
All images were cropped at exactly the same location - one center and the other lower right corner.