16-85 lacks sharpness

Started Sep 16, 2008 | Discussions thread
mecc Regular Member • Posts: 121
Re: 16-85 lacks sharpness

Your apertures are not noted in exif data, but judging from the high iso's and low shutter speeds, I would guess you had lens stopped way down. My 16-85 is razor sharp @ f4.5-f11 up to about 70mm. Extended to 85mm, I ususally use f8-f11. It can go a bit soft when stopped way down past f16. Try shooting in A mode @ wider aperture & lower iso w/ VR on and see if this helps.

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