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Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm f/2.8

5 July 2021
Maciej Latałło

6. Distortion

When it comes to full frame 50 mm lenses, their performance in this category might differ. The older double gauss constructions often experience problems, some of them having distortion levels of even -2%.

Newer, optically more complex constructions, and also macro systems, are a quite different case and they usually don't cause any problems. When it comes to geometric deformations the Nikkor MC 2.8/50 confirms that rule; in this area you won't have any reasons to complain.

On the smaller APS-C/DX sensor you get pincushion distortion which value we estimated as +0.23%. It's a level so low that practically it can be called zero. On full frame pincushion distortion increases to +0.64% but still it is a level difficult to notice in real life photos.


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