VR16-85 wide-open sharpness

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VR16-85 wide-open sharpness
Nov 7, 2008

I haven't done any daylight, tripod-mounted tests yet, but in photos I took last night indoors, I'm not sure I have a good copy. The results are less than impressive at 16mm, but even at longer focal lengths, I don't get the sharpness I expected. Could you refresh my memory regarding how this lens is supposed to do at wide-open aperture (f/3.5-f/5.6)?

Here are a couple of hand-held shots, again, not a rigorous test by any means. First shot is f/5.6, 1/13sec; the second f/8, 1/6 sec, both with VR ON. Straight JPG conversion from RAW and cropped in PSP X2.

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