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05-29-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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New Nikon 50 f/1.8G reviewed at Photozone

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05-29-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Just like the 1.4 G, the 1.8 G increased in barrel distortion from the D series (from .3% to 1.1%). A big thumbs down for me, and this is much more of an increase than the slight one on the 1.4's. I'd rather have the slightly lower border resolution figures than the slight barrel distortion. Center resolution numbers also don't quite reach as high as the D. I won't be upgrading.

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Most of the newer Nikon lenses show more distortion then previous lenses.

It is because distortion is so easy to correct in post.

So, overall sharper, but more distortion.
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I bought a 2nd hand 50/1.4. Pity the new one hasn't got VR, the Sr was actually useful in the Pentax short primes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
Most of the newer Nikon lenses show more distortion then previous lenses.

It is because distortion is so easy to correct in post.

So, overall sharper, but more distortion.
Yes, but I take enough time correcting my wide angle lens shots, and don't need the extra time spent working on shots from a standard 50.
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