The 16-80 f4 opinions and my first thoughts

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bill jones Contributing Member • Posts: 569
The 16-80 f4 opinions and my first thoughts

So I just bought the 16-80 after some reviews on youtube that suggest it is one of  "the best zoom lenses ever made "

My first thoughts:

So far I have only had a chance to shoot in dark environments so can not really determine sharpness yet.  Although it looks a little softer than the 16-55

I use auto focus on video. Was disappointed when you change focal length , the focus goes in and out almost like a defect?  This was described in the DP review I thought it had been fixed with firmware?  I guess not.  I'm using 1.04

Do you think the telescoping zoom results in a lot of dust on the sensor?

The OIS on the lens is excellent although I have the XT4 so some of the excellence may be in body contribution.

I also own the 50-140 2.8 which feels like a much higher quality lens as far a smoothness of zoom and focus.  The aperture ring on the 16-80 seems to turn too easy?

Just wanted to see what others think. I am on the fence wether or not to keep it.

I do like its compact size and lightness.

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