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35/1.4G and 35/1.4 AI-S Focus Shift Study (Dolls)

See also the study of the Nikon 14-24 and 24-70 zooms and the focus shift study of the Nikon AF-S 24/1.4G.

Test scene

The 36-megapixel Nikon D800E was used in DX-crop mode as shown below (120 cm distance film plane to focus point).

Focus was on the doll’s eyes (Miss Checkerboard at center), with the ruler as a reference point for observing the amount of focus shift. The doll’s eyes correspond to the ~ “14.5” mark on the ruler.

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