Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review (by ePhotozine)
ePhotozine published the Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens (Tested on the 45.7MP Nikon Z7 II) review saying that “The Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 gives a superb performance, excellent handling and a light, compact form factor all sum up this excellent macro lens.”
Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Key Features:
- Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- One ED Element, One Aspherical Element
- 1:1 Magnification
- 6.3″ Minimum Focus
- STM Autofocus System
- Focus Range Limiter
- Magnification and Focus Distance Indexes
- Weather-Sealed Construction
- Compatible with ES-2 Film Digitizing Set
Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Pros
- Outstanding sharpness
- Very low CA
- Modest vignetting
- Low distortion
- No flare
- Beautiful bokeh
- Weather resistance
- High construction standards
- Magnification ratios well-marked
- Virtually silent, fast AF
Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Cons
- No distance scale
- No DOF scale
- Lens hood too small
From the conclusion:
The Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 gives a superb performance, excellent handling and a light, compact form factor all sum up this excellent macro lens. There are no bad macro lenses, but this one pushes the envelope out a little further and excels.
It also has advantages over the usual 100mm lenses in that we do not have unreasonably long working distances for tabletop photography, and indeed for the copying of documents. In addition, the lens makes an excellent standard lens for full-frame cameras. On APS-C format it would make an excellent short telephoto for portraiture, having a “35mm equivalent” field of view of approximately 75mm.
In summary, the Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is a very welcome addition to the Nikon Z series repertoire and a definite Editor’s Choice.
Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens: $646.95 at Amazon, B&H and Adorama.
Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
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