Three sets of projection optics (Sets 1, 2, and 3) were fabricated to the mark of a wave front error (WFE) of less than 1 nm. The RMS WFE is 7.5 nm for Set 1, 1.9 nm for Set 2, and at most 0.9 nm for Set 3. In addition, the RMS mid-spatial frequency roughness (MSFR), which affects flare, is 0.34 nm for Set 2 and 0.17 nm for Set 3. This paper discusses the current lithographic performance of HINA, especially the evaluation of flare and the replication of fine-pitch patterns. Several EUV masks were fabricated to evaluate the effects of flare and to replicate fine-pitch patterns. In the case of Set 2 optics, 90 nm lines and spaces were barely delineated using a bright-field mask due to the RMS MSFR of 0.34 nm, and replication of 70 nm lines and spaces were achieved using a dark-field mask. Since the RMS WFE and the RMS MSFR for Set 3 optics are half as much as that for Set 2 optics, the lithographic performance of HINA is markedly improved. 50 nm lines and spaces of non-chemically-amplified resist were delineated with the illumination condition of a partial coherence, σ, of 0.8 and 45 nm lines and spaces were delineated with the annular illumination condition of outer σ of 0.8 and inner σ of 0.5. In addition ultimate resolution of 30 nm lines and spaces of chemically-amplified resist was performed under the coherent illumination condition of σ of 0.0.