No brick walls: 35 vs 18-55 and 90 vs 55-200

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AndreM365
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No brick walls: 35 vs 18-55 and 90 vs 55-200
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Full size images straight out of XT3:

I wanted to test sharpness and bokeh of my lenses at similar settings in a "real-world" scenario (for me that's hand-held and mostly Av). The first few rounds of tests were a mixed bag to be honest. Image and camera stabilizing, composition and positioning - just so many factors affecting results that I finally gave up and dragged out the tripod.

Camera on tripod, IS OFF and focused on the same area using single point focus.

18-55 at 34mm

35

Not sure why the metering is so different on these two. Should have fixed the SS to get similar exposure I guess. I maybe forgot to take the UV filter off on the 18-55 shot above...

55-200 at 90mm

90mm

18-55 at F4

35mm

55-200 at 90mm

90mm

My conclusion after not too much pixel peeping: the "kit" lenses are performing on par with the primes at these settings. I consider the 90mm to be extremely sharp, but honestly cant say the 55-200 is too far behind.

Of course the 55-200 can't do this, but then again how often do I really need F2 outdoors?

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Cheers, André

 AndreM365's gear list:AndreM365's gear list
Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS XF 90mm Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR
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