Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8 Review

Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8 Review








Kim Alsos's picture
The Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 has most likely the highest resolution of any lens in the world! The amount of detail it can resolve, clearly surpasses even the current 36Mp sensors. Even zoomed in to 300% on the camerascreen it is still supersharp, and only the individual pixels limit performance. Not bad for a lens from the 80's. The reason for this is simple: Lenses for the F-mount around 50mm is the simplest to make perfect. But the bigger you try to make the lens' aperture, it gets difficult again, and sharpness and distortion are traded for more light-gathering. Thus: if you accept "only" f/2.8, you get a supersharp lens with ZERO distortion that is just as perfect for normal use too! My kind of lens!
Jonathan Leavitt's picture
I just ordered a new copy and look forward to comparing it with the $8,000 Leica APO-Summicron which is also much sharper than the 24mb sensor. The Micro-Nikkor works quite well on the Leica M10 with an auxiliary mirrorless viewfinder
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