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Nikon AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED - £620

Sharpness test

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Sharpness is superb at both its widest and mid-range apertures, but it isn't maintained throughout the frame.

Fringing test

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A poor performance, with fringing evident throughout the frame. The fringing at the centre doesn't get too much worse as you travel further out.

Distortion test

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Distortion isn't too problematic in real-world images, but overall performance is still less than impressive.

Image test verdict

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For sharpness the Nikon is excellent, particularly if you use its widest apertures the most, but distortion and fringing is worse than expected.

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