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Nikon Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.4D

5 January 2011
Arkadiusz Olech

8. Vignetting

The Nikkor 1.4/50 was designed to work on full frame so you should expect good vignetting performance on a smaller DX sensor; despite that fact, here we are slightly disappointed. At the maximum relative aperture the brightness loss in the frame corners amounts to 29% (-0.99 EV) which is a significant value. Fortunately on stopping down the aperture to f/2.0 the problem disappears almost completely (11%) and by f/2.8 the vignetting is already imperceptible (4%).

The Sony fared worse in this category but the Pentax was noticeably better.

Nikon Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.4D - Vignetting



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Nikon Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.4D - Vignetting