30-110 VR (Un)sharpness

Started Jun 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 7,031
Re: 30-110 VR (Un)sharpness

emax wrote:

I recently tested a 30-110 VR on a V1 & was disappointed with the zoom's sharpness at longer focal lengths.  It seemed good at 30 mm & okay at 60mm, but was poor at 110mm.  Shutter speed / camera shake / focus accuracy were not issues.

Folks generally praise this zoom, and although reviews indicate it is poorest at longer focal lengths, it generally receives an overall high rating for optical performance.

Is my experience typical?


That has not been my experience with my 30-110. I find it is acceptably sharp at 110mm. Were you shooting at high ISO perhaps?

Here is an example at 110mm


(This image has also been cropped some.)

- Jon

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