Do I have a bad copy of the 18-55?

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
OP Keith Lommel Contributing Member • Posts: 740
Re: Do I have a bad copy? - it really is possible !

KariP wrote:

I usually trust the test from "Optical Limits" ...

Some years ago they tested this lens and they verdict was : " In a nutshell - you can't go wrong with the Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS ... if you can get a good sample."

Then in 2013 they found a couple of lenses with "centering defect" and were worried of the quality control.

In my eyes the left side of the image looks softer than the right edge - It could be a symptom of that problem

This could help - i have not tested my own lens, but i believe my 18-55 is still OK after quite heavy use and traveling since 2013.

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/05/testing-for-a-decentered-lens-an-old-technique-gets-a-makeover/

Thanks for the helpful testing suggestion. I'll give this a go as soon as I can set aside some time for rigorous testing!

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