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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR ED

6 July 2009
Szymon Starczewski

7. Coma and astigmatism


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As you can see from the crops below, coma is significant at shorter focal lengths and stops bothering us at longer. It’s a bit better than in the 18-135 mm model, where the influence of this aberration was perceptible practically at all range.

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR ED - Coma and astigmatism

We can’t carp about the astigmatism, though. This aberration, which often can “roister” freely in cheap plastic instruments, here is firmly under control. It’s level is just 3.6% so the lens definitely deserves our praise.