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Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8

5 July 2021
Maciej Latałło

5. Chromatic and spherical aberration

Chromatic aberration

The Nikkor MC 2.8/50 didn't provide any reasons to expect a slip-up when it comes to correction of longitudinal chromatic aberration. After all it doesn't feature an extremely fast aperture and its constructors made sure there is one low dispersion ED glass element in the system. Accordingly, in this category the lens's performance is simply flawless.

Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8 - Chromatic and spherical aberration


Lateral chromatic aberration might be described in similar terms and below you can find its detailed graph.

Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8 - Chromatic and spherical aberration


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It's an interesting graph, with a noticeable minimum by f/5.6; still, even at extreme apertures, where the results are the highest, the lens never exceeds a very low level of 0.03%. In this category it fares perfectly well.

Nikon Z7, RAW, f/2.8 Nikon Z7, RAW, f/5.6
Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8 - Chromatic and spherical aberration Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8 - Chromatic and spherical aberration

Spherical aberration

First photos of this chapter don't feature any focus shift effect; it means spherical aberration levels cannot be very high. Still, that aberration is not corrected in a perfect way as its slight influence can be noticed in out-of-focus circles of light we got before and behind the focus – there are differences in light spread inside and, especially, the intensity of their rims.

Nikon Z7, f/2.8, before Nikon Z7, f/2.8, after
Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8 - Chromatic and spherical aberration Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8 - Chromatic and spherical aberration