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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR

31 January 2011
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion

The distortion results of the tested lens for pictures taken both on the Nikon D200 and the Nikon D3X are presented in the chart below.


24 mm
40 mm
70 mm
120 mm
APS-C/DX
−2.48%
0.62%
1.14%
1.07%
FF
−4.91%
1.37%
2.39%
2.35%


You can clearly notice that on the smaller sensor the distortion won’t be seriously bothersome anywhere. Even at the widest angle of view you can describe it as medium at most. Such a result is a bit better than that of the Canon 24-105 mm f/4.0L but that instrument had lower values at longer focal lengths for a change.


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On full frame the distortion bothers us much more but it is hardly a surprise. At the widest angle it reaches a high level of almost – 5.0%. It is low only near 40 mm but at the longer focal lengths it becomes significant again, reaching over 2%.


Nikon D200, 24 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR - Distortion
Nikon D200, 40 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR - Distortion
Nikon D200, 70 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR - Distortion
Nikon D200, 120 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR - Distortion

Nikon D3x, 24 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR - Distortion
Nikon D3x, 40 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR - Distortion
Nikon D3x, 70 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR - Distortion
Nikon D3x, 120 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120 mm f/4G ED VR - Distortion