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Lens review

Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8

5 July 2021
Maciej Latałło

11. Summary



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Pros:

  • excellent resolution in the frame centre,
  • good image quality on the edge of the APS-C/DX sensor,
  • sensible image quality on the edge of full frame,
  • negligible longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • very low lateral chromatic aberration,
  • practically zero distortion,
  • low astigmatism,
  • slight vignetting on the APS-C/DX sensor,
  • sensible performance against bright light,
  • silent and accurate autofocus.

Cons:

  • distinct vignetting on full frame,
  • a bit too high coma.
The Nikkor Z 50 mm f/2.8 MC is a lens that performs exactly as it should be expected from such an instrument. It is a very well-put-together macro device that works perfectly well in situations where there is just a small distance between the front element and the photographed object. Finally you should mention the fact that currently the starting price of the Nikkor is almost $650, about 10% higher than the price of its reflex camera cousin, the Nikkor AF-S Micro 60 mm f/2.8G ED.