17-55 or 16-85 or FX?

Started Nov 3, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Riccardo Polini Senior Member • Posts: 1,391
Re: 17-55 or 16-85 or FX?

Vertigon wrote:

Riccardo I have viewed your photos, thank you very much. I have also
taken a few more of my own. The shots are great, mine are getting
better and I still have the weekend to evaluate the unit. For a zoom
lens it's actually holding up really well against the 105 at close
range.

Hi!

to evaluate the zoom I'd suggest to take test pictures with the camera on tripod, VR off, and careful manual focusing using live view. I have shots taken this way with the 16-85 (at 50mm) and the 50/1.4. I couldn't detect any difference at f/8. At f/5.6 the zoom is slightly softer in the borders. A very good performance, IMO.
Regards,

Riccardo

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