Promising images from the 10-18mm

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Promising images from the 10-18mm
Oct 15, 2012

There's a few new samples from the 10-18mm here (originally posted on SAR).

The lens looks impressively sharp to me across the frame for a 15mm (equiv.) lens shot at f/4, and I'd imagine things will improve when stopped down.

At 10mm wide open, it's clear there's a magenta cast in the corners, some CA and vignetting. This doesn't bother me much as they are all reasonably easy fixes in software, and in any case, I would typically be using this lens around f/5.6-f/11, and here I'd expect these issues to have disappeared. I'm guessing this problem will also vanish at longer focal lengths.

Hopefully a firmware upgrade can be made to sort this out for NEX-7 JPG users. It should be far less of an issue on the 5N (and hopefully the new 5R and 6) sensors.

I find it hard to believe they can pull this off with OSS in a 225g lens. It's pricey but I'd rather have a pricey good one, than a cheap bad one.

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