Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S Review
Sharpness at 30mm
Our sharpness tests are carried out by photographing a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S was attached to a Nikon Z7, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated to steady the camera completely. Any slight tonal changes you may see across the crops are a result of slight changes in natural light during the shooting session.
The full frame at 30mm
At the furthest reach of the lens (30mm), centre sharpness is very good at f/4, getting sharper again at f/5.6 and f/8. Sharpness is ever so slightly softer at f/11, before dropping again at f/16 and f/22. Sharpness is good throughout the aperture range, especially if printing at normal sizes. At the edge of the frame, the best sharpness can be seen between f/8 and f/11.
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