Dpreview Nikon Coolpix A compatative review published

Started Jun 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
dougjgreen1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,671
Why not get a Macro lens for close-ups?

AngryCorgi wrote:

R Butler wrote:

The Coolpix A's lens is pretty spectacular - it supports the line we often hear from manufacturers about 'matching the lens to the sensor.'

My suspicion is that PC Mag have tested the Coolpix at very close focus distances (where, yes, the corners can be soft). In real-world use, it's not an issue.

Richard - dpreview.com

Yeah, that's what I'm hearing from EVERYONE (except pcmag) I trust.  And as far as I can see, the samples confirm it.  MOST lenses that are not specifically corrected (via floating element/group or as Nikon calls it CRC) for shorter focus distances will suffer in the corners close up.  I fully expect that and consider it totally normal.  The X100/X100s is no different and I'm sure the GR behaves similarly.

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Oh, that's right, with a Nikon A, you can't.  With an interchangeable lens mirrorless compact system, you can.

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