|Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:25 pm Post subject:
|The lens has an excellent detail resolution and a "crystal clarity" in the f8 ... f11 range (using 24MP FF); no CAs are visible at all, and the corner performance is very good.
Wide open it cannot compete with lenses such as the Minolta AF 2.8/200 APO or the AF Nikkor 2.8/180mm, even though the primes are one stop faster.
The nFD 4/80-200mm L has a visible pincushion distortion at the longer end, which must be corrected by PP when shooting architectural work. Compared to today's AF 2.8/70-200mm zooms, it is much lighter, of course - sometimes that can be quite useful.
A nice lens, and a nice companion to the nFD 3.5/20-35mm L!