LensTip.com

Lens review

Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8

5 July 2021
Maciej Latałło

10. Autofocus

The autofocus of the Nikkor MC 2.8/50 attached to the Nikon Z7 is completely noiseless but when it comes to its speed there are no miracles. Still, you deal here with a macro lens with an extendable tube. In the FULL mode it has to handle a huge distance range from 0.16 of a meter to infinity and it takes about 2 seconds to go from one end to the other. Of course you can employ the focus limiter but it works only in the macro mode so from 0.16 to 0.3 of a meter.

Still it's worth mentioning the fact that, if the lens is situated in positions outside 1:1 or 1:2 reproduction scale levels the performance of the autofocus becomes quite efficient – in such situations focusing never lasts longer than half a second. What's more, the mechanism never wavers, going straight to the right position and reaching it the first time without any oscillation.

When it comes to accuracy we didn't experience any problems no matter whether we tested the lens in the studio or outside. We also didn't notice any front or back focus tendencies.


Please Support Us

The coronavirus crisis has been adversely affecting many businesses and, sad but true, ours is not an exception. Despite that difficult situation we would like to preserve continuity and high quality of publications available on all our websites. Still, we are now aware it might be impossible without additional financial help. That's why we would like to ask all those who visit, read, and care about Optyczne.pl, LensTip.com i Allbinos.com for support - it's enough you send us a small sum of money via PayPal. If a lot people decide to support our websites we think we'll stand a chance and survive next months without any lasting harm. We count on your support and understanding, stay safe and be healthy.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - advertisement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Z7, f/3.3
Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8 - Autofocus