50mm Lenses on 42 and 150 MP
|Lens||Mount||Design||Aperture blades||min. Focus||Length||Weight||Filter||Remarks|
|Nikkor-S 1:1.4 f=5.8cm||Nikon F||7/6||6||0.6 m||47.5 mm||350 g||52 mm|
|Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4||Nikon F||7/5||7||0.6 m||48.5 mm||310 g||52 mm||earlier K type|
|Nikkor 50mm 1:2||Nikon F||6/4||6||0.45 m||41 mm||220 g||52 mm||K type|
|Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 AI||Nikon AI||6/5||7||0.45 m||37 mm||220 g||52 mm|
|Micro-Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8 AI-S||Nikon AI-S||6/5||7||0.25 m||62 mm||290 g||52 mm|
|Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA||Sony FE||7/5||9 round||0.5 m||88 mm||281 g||49 mm|
|Zoom-Nikkor 50-135mm 1:3.5||Nikon AI-S||16/13||7||1.3/0.6 m||125 mm||700 g||62 mm|
|Zoom-Nikkor 25-50mm 1:4||Nikon AI||11/10||7||0.6 m||104 mm||600 g||72 mm|
|Zoom-Nikkor ED 50-300mm 1:4.5||Nikon AI-S||15/11||7||2.5 m||239 mm||1950 g||95 mm|
Scene 1 and 2 where shot on the Sony A7R2. Scene 3 was shot on the Nikon 1 J5. The pixel density of its 20 megapixel CX format sensor is roughly equivalent to that of a 150 megapixel FX sensor. But of course you can only test near the center of full frame. Still, I think it is interesting to see how the lenses would perform on a hypothetical 150 MP sensor.
The 1.4/5.8cm Nikkor was only included in scene 1. In addition, the 2/50 Nikkor and the Sony lens could not be included in scene 3, because adapting Sony E lenses to Nikon CX is impossible, and the 1.4/5.8cm and 2/50 Nikkors do not fit the FT1 adapter because of protruding rear mount elements.
All photos taken at base ISO using a tripod and a remote release. On the Sony, EFCS was enabled. Developed in Capture One 11, no lens corrections applied, output sharpening disabled.
I did some additional shots at f/5.6 for scene 1 where I focused on the outer midfield crop instead of the center. Comparing these to the center focus images shows the effect of field curvature (quite drastically, I think).
|Scene 1 center|
|Scene 1 outer midfield|