Are Z lenses APO lenses?

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davethebirder Regular Member • Posts: 433
Re: Are Z lenses APO lenses?

Z6User wrote:

as1mov wrote:

Hi,

are the Z lenses APO lenses in Leica's sense?

Thanks.

If you allow for lens corrections in camera, then many do match so called APO designs in terms of aberration corrections. However, Nikon does not (yet) use the APO designation. For example, the 105mm lens is extremely well corrected, significantly more so than previous Nikon 105mm designs.

I can't speak for other S lenses but the neither the 50 F1.8S or the 85 F1.8S are APO designs and show a normal amount of longitudinal chromatic aberrations .......ie red/purple fringing in front of the focal plane and green behind ......

......... which normally is difficult to correct in camera or in post ..... (see under bokeh fringing)

https://www.opticallimits.com/nikon_ff/1109-nikkorz5018s?start=1

https://www.opticallimits.com/nikon_ff/1118-nikkorz8518s?start=1

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