My Scanner Nikkor ED 7 element lens is finally back from the machine shop so I tested the performance against the Canon MP-E 65 f/2.8 1-5x macro lens. Does the little Nikkor have what it takes optically to match the performance of the famous Canon MP-E 65 at 1.3x? These lenses are very very different, and not just in appearance, the Canon is designed to work at close-up distances over a wide range of magnifications, the Scanner Nikkor is designed to cover a specific magnification and distance at a very high level of correction. One costs over $1,000 USD, the other costs almost nothing, but the test results are surprising!
Follow this link for the test: https://www.closeuphotography.com/scanner-nikkor-ed-7-element-lens/