Just posted - our XF 14mm F2.8 R review

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Andy Westlake
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Re: Just posted - our XF 14mm F2.8 R review
In reply to AngryCorgi, Apr 3, 2013

AngryCorgi wrote:

I downloaded the f/5.6, f/8 and even f/11 images from this review and, looking in the corners and even the bottom/mid-zone of the shot, there still appears to be some fairly obvious softness in the frame.  It does not look to me that things really peak until f/8.  The grass patches in the lower left and lower right of the shots really illustrate this well, with the f/5.6 shots still being a tad soft (really in all the extreme corners) and then close to ideal in the f/8 shot.

If you pixel-peep in the extreme corners of the frame, then F5.6 is indeed a little softer than F8. But this only affects a tiny segment of the overall image, and you'd have to print really large to see any difference. At this point, the practical photographic relevence is essentially zero - the likelihood of having critical image content here is infinitesimally low, and any cropping whatsoever will remove the affected regions anyway.

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