Anyone compare the 16-80mm to the 16-105mm?

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Anyone compare the 16-80mm to the 16-105mm?

I've been searching for information about these two lenses on how they compare, but I can't seem to find anything.

Has anyone actually compared these two lenses side-by-side? It would seem reasonable to assume that since the 16-80mm has a smaller range, it would have less optical compromises (and it carries the Zeiss name and costs more).

I can't find any MTF figures for the 16-105mm.

What I'm curious about is if the Zeiss is any sharper in the borders/edges at around 18mm (what I use for group portraits). If it is not, I could benefit from the extended reach of the 16-105mm (and the $100 saved).

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