Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Review

November 11, 2019 | Amy Davies |

Sharpness at 58mm

Our sharpness tests are carried out by photographing a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Lens 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 frameThe full frame at 58mm

At the widest aperture of f/0.95, sharpness at the centre of the image is very good, but it gets even better at f/1.2. It remains excellent through to f/8, where it becomes ever so slightly softer. It’s a little softer again at f/11, before showing the softest results at f/16. The overall impression of sharpness when viewing at normal sizes is excellent throughout the aperture range. At the corners of the image, the best sharpness can be seen between f/8 and f/11.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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f/1.8 f1_8.jpg f1_8.jpg
f/2 f2.jpg f2.jpg
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
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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