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Distortion at 35mm

At 35mm, distortion has reversed to pinchushion distortion (bowing inwards) for both zooms, but it’s stronger with the 24-120. The Nikon 35mm f/1.4 AI-S has typical barrel distortion.

I find barrel distortion easier to accept than pincushion distortion. This strong pincushion distortion at the key 35mm focal length is problematic.

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