DA21 - DA16-45 comparison shots (4 pics)

Started Jul 28, 2006 | Discussions thread
parallaxproblem Veteran Member • Posts: 5,335
How do they compare at f8?

Hi Dominique

Many thanks for posting the comparison...

I'm looking on my 'cheapo' monitor at work here, but in your full-size pictures I see similar centre sharpness on the two lenses but sharper corners on the 21mm and (like other people) slightly better overall contrast on that lens

Overall the differences are less than I expected and I'm not sure if I would carry both lenses at the same time (though I do carry my 43 and 31 with that same zoom as the differences seem more noticeable on those lenses). The 16mm end on the 16-45 makes it difficult to leave that lens at home when I'm travelling, and when I want to have a two-lens 'ultra-light' option then I find there's still a lot I can do with a 28/2.8 and my 43... hum...

Could you tell us what happens at f8? Does the gap close or is there still a slight advantage to the pancake lens?

Many thanks!

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