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Nikon Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D

20 January 2010
Szymon Starczewski

6. Distortion

As you can see in the picture below, the Nikkor 1.8/50 has no distortion problem on the small DX sensor. Our impressions are also confirmed by the measurements, which show just traces of barrel distortion amounting to –0.20%.

Nikon Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D - Distortion


On the full frame the problem remains marginally small as the distortion increases to just -0.49%.

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Nikon Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D - Distortion