Nikkor 24 mm 1:2 AI-S

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rapick Veteran Member • Posts: 5,156
Nikkor 24 mm 1:2 AI-S

Not a 'serious' test. I was just curious to see how this glorious MF wide angle compare to a modern VR zoom (24-120 f/4 G - good enough a benchmark?).

The target: I selected it just based on my convenience: a condo just in face of my home balcony, fas enough for the focus distance scale to mark 'infinity'. What you see is a crop 1/16 of the full image, around mid-way between centre and corner.

Test procedure: the contrary of a serious one!

The results:

24/2 AI-S at F/2 : Awful!

24/2 AI-S at F/4

24-120/4 at 24mm and F/4

24/2 AI-S at F/8

24-120/4 at 24 mm and F/8

...and as I happen to have another camera offering 24 mm equivalent:

Sony RX100 III at 8.8 mm (24 mm eq.) and F/5.6

Note. 20MP instead of 12MP.

Your thoughts? (of course after viewing at Original Size!!!)

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