Comparing sharpness of 16-80 to other lenses

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Gringostarr Regular Member • Posts: 140
Re: Comparing sharpness of 16-80 to other lenses

decaf14 wrote:

Hello all!

I wanted to create a semi-detailed comparison of the MTF charts for the 16-80 to the 18-55, 18-135, and 16-55. I took the charts from fuji's website, overlapped them in photoshop, and gave an analysis of each comparison.

I did this to aid those who are interested in pre-purchasing the 16-80 so they can make a better decision. It's also just fun to discuss the pros and cons of each optical design.

I think the 16-80 will be a solid lens, potentially replacing entirely the need for the 18-55. However, time will tell.

Please let me know what you think of the analysis and leave your thoughts here!

Looks like a solid comparison, however I was under the impression that the 18-55 was sharper than the 18-135 so that it's the weakest of the four is a bit surprising. That the 16-55 won is no surprised but it's good to see that, at least as far as MTF data is concerned, the 16-80 is a great balance of focal length, sharpness, and size.

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