Are the new Z lens too sharp?

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Fredrik Glckner Veteran Member • Posts: 3,752
Re: Are the new Z lens too sharp?

I recently compared the Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens with the 1980 design AiS pancake lens:

https://nikonzuser.blogspot.com/2020/12/nikkor-z-50mm-f18-s-review.html

While I was a bit surprised that the older lens is very sharp in the centre, especially when stopping down to f/2.8, I'd say the Z lens is better in all ways:
Better bokeh, better sharpness (obviously), better antireflective coating.

I can't say that I find the images from the older lens more pleasing than images from the new lens. But perhaps I don't know what to look for

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