16-80...have kinks been worked out? How is it after 2 years...?

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Nevermess Regular Member • Posts: 355
Re: 16-80...have kinks been worked out? How is it after 2 years...?

Gary Martin wrote:

tcdc12321 wrote:

Optical Limits finally reviewed this lens. It only gets a 2/5 for optical quality, but a 4/5 for mechanical quality. The combination of OIS, WR, small size and weight are fantastic, but as far as image quality goes it is quite lacking. It's odd because Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Tamron, and Canon have all managed to put out far superior zoom lenses with similar ranges.

Who else has a 5x zoom with a constant aperture? Perhaps Fuji could have gotten sharper edges if they went for a variable aperture zoom, but it's up to users to decide which is more important to their own personal use. For lots of people, edge sharpness is just not as critical of an issue as it is to lens reviewers, and there seem to be lots of people who are happy with this lens.

Well Nikon has 16-80 f2.8-f4 and I would say this is better than only F4.

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