diglloyd publication
Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon 501/8G Focus Shift (Dolls)

The zone of sharp focus should be centered on the eye’s of the doll at left, which corresponds to the “14” mark on the ruler, ±2mm.

The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G has substantial focus shift. Without correction, sharpness is substantially degraded at ƒ/4. Behavior at greater distance might be better, but is likely to still be an issue.

View the series for the 50/1.8G, or the entire 50mm series comparison.

Click the image to view the aperture series at actual pixels. Mouse-over quickly to see the changes, or use the A/B comparison tool for any two apertures.

Article continues for subscribers...

Already a subscriber? CLICK HERE TO LOG IN

Since 2006, Diglloyd Advanced Photography is the authoritative review and reference for DSLRs and their lenses: Canon and Nikon primarily, but also Pentax and some medium format. Reviews of key DSLRs are included, but the primary focus is on lens performance. Also included is a wealth of technique and workflow approaches.

DAP includes thousands of pages of exclusive coverage and high resolution Retina-grade examples detailing Canon and Nikon DSLR bodies and their lenses, with in-depth analysis of sharpness and contrast, color, bokeh, vignetting, distortion, MTF, and flare, behavioral and practical usage.

  1. Explore the table of contents
  2. View Lloyd’s Blog
  3. SUBSCRIBE NOW for $ per year.
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
View Nikon Deals Right Now

diglloyd Home Page | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | Contact
Copyright © 2008-2016 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.