How Sharp Are XF 18-55 and XC 50-230?

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beneix Regular Member • Posts: 121
Re: How Sharp Are XF 18-55 and XC 50-230?

Scott Pickering wrote:

Anyone compare the 18-55 f2.8 vs the 16-80 f4?

I have both and use them with my XT-30. In my tests, the 16-80 is sharper than the 18-55 at most focal lengths and apertures. At 55mm, it is equivalent. I almost only use the 16-80 now and have been toying with the idea of selling the 18-55 to allow some other purchase.

Of course, there is sample variation for both lenses, so perhaps I was unlucky with 18-55 and lucky with the 16-80.

 beneix's gear list:beneix's gear list
Canon EOS 550D Fujifilm X-T30 Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS +5 more
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