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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f/1.4G

7 September 2010
Arkadiusz Olech

5. Chromatic aberration

As you see on the graph below, the lateral chromatic aberration on the edge of the APS-C/DX sensor and full frame is similar.

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f/1.4G - Chromatic aberration

Near the maximum relative aperture its value is the highest, amounting to ca. 0.1%. It is a medium level. Stopping down the lens by 1 EV is enough to make this aberration decrease to low level. On further stopping down the aberration level becomes negligible.


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Very fast lenses often experience problems with the longitudinal chromatic aberration. Nikkor is not an exception to the rule and that aberration is especially bothersome in its case. What’s more, on stopping down the aperture we see it decrease but not very satisfactorily. As you can see in the crops below the aberration remains clearly visible even by f/2.8.

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f/1.4G - Chromatic aberration

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f/1.4G - Chromatic aberration