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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.

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