↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.
In follow up to the Voigtlander 40/1.4 post, where I evaluate central sharpness on the Nikon Z7 at various lens apertures, here’s what the Nikon 50/1.8S lens does wide open @ f/1.8:
Clearly, this lens is operating on another optical level (the advantages of newer lens design and manufacturing, software trickery, as well as a larger size).
Like the title says, I’m comparing the 40 year old Nikon 50/1.8 Series E AIS lens with the new Nikon 50mm 1.8S lens.
Wide open, there’s no contest: the 50/1.8S trounces the E (you’ll have to take my word for it).
At f/2.8, however, the differences are less obvious.
WARNING: This is not a scientific comparison. This is me sharing something with you for free that might be worth absolutely nothing to you. Or it may change your life. We can only say with certainty in retrospect.
Below you will find two similar but uninteresting images taken under horrible lighting.
- ISO 1250
- Camera used: Nikon Z7
Nikon 50mm 1.8E:
Nikon 50mm 1.8S:
And now the crops (click on each image to enlarge)…
The 50/1.8S is technically the better lens, for 10x the price. The 50/1.8E is easier to carry around.
Thanks for looking.