Nikon 1 Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Review

January 15, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | |

Sharpness at 11mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out with the Nikon 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 AW lens attached to a Nikon 1 AW1 camera body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. The self-timer was activated to avoid any blurring from depressing the shutter release. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session. The 100% crops represent about 1/350th of the total frame area.

The full frame at 14mmThe full frame at 11mm

At the 11mm zoom setting, the lens is sharpest at f/3.5, i.e. wide open. The edges are noticeably less sharp than the centre at all settings.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/3.5 f3.5.jpg f3.5.jpg
     
f/5.6 f5.6.jpg f5.6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg