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50 years of Nikon F-mount – Nikkor-S 5 cm f/2 vs. Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D

11 August 2009
Szymon Starczewski

6. Distortion



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While we had some complaints about distortion in the case of the Nikkor-S 5.8 cm f/1.4 and the Nikkor AF-S 50 mm f/1.4, because its level reached the value of –2%, in the case of the slower fifties there are no reasons to complain. It is interesting that the older model corrects that aberration a bit better than the newer one. In its case we noticed a very slight pincushion distortion of –0.17%. In the case of the Nikkor AF 1.8/50D the distortion value reached -0.49%.

Nikkor-S 5 cm f/2.0
50 years of Nikon F-mount – Nikkor-S 5 cm f/2 vs. Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D - Distortion
Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D
50 years of Nikon F-mount – Nikkor-S 5 cm f/2 vs. Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D - Distortion