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Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED

25 October 2007
Robert Olech

5. Chromatic aberration

In spite of the fact that the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 EX DG Macro is proud of having a lot of low dispersion elements, it could learn a lot from the Nikkor as far as chromatic aberration correction is concerned. As we noted in our tests, the chromatic aberration for Sigma’s 70 mm was around 0.12%, which is at an average to large level. At the greater focal length when stopping down the lens, the situation was even worse with the chromatic aberration exceeding the 0.16 to 0.17% level.

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED - Chromatic aberration


For the tested Nikkor, even in its worst performance, which is at the 200 mm focal length and the maximum aperture area at 80 mm, the aberration reached just 0.08%, which is considered a small to average level. The best situation was at 135 mm focal length, where the aberration was minimal.

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In summary, working with the Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 won’t give us any serious problems with chromatic aberration.

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED - Chromatic aberration