check the 16-50mm lens MTF ...

Started Jun 25, 2013 | Discussions
forpetessake
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check the 16-50mm lens MTF ...
Jun 25, 2013

... it looks as good or better than the 18-55mm lens.

16-50/3.5-5.6 MTF

18-55/2.8-4 MTF

Astrophotographer 10
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In reply to forpetessake, Jun 25, 2013

Yes that is interesting. Perhaps its due to the fact the 18-55 goes to F2.8 which I would want over sharper and only F3.5.

Greg.

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pipee
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In reply to Astrophotographer 10, Jun 25, 2013

Brilliant for a $100 kit lens!

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RhysM
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In reply to pipee, Jun 25, 2013

pipee wrote:

Brilliant for a $100 kit lens!

Err $400 lens!

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pipee
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In reply to pipee, Jun 25, 2013

I am confused by the specifications stating different minimum focus distances:

Normal whole zoom position: 0.6m

Macro wide 0.3m

Macro tele 0.4m

What is the difference between normal and macro?

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In reply to forpetessake, Jun 25, 2013

At 100$ with the kit it's the absolute bargain!

The comments of the hand on preview of DPR are very interesting showing the excellent strategic position of the XM1 between EPL5 and EP5 Olys at a very attractive price with a much better sensor (the Oly being already evry good!)

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