BigG30

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    I do, and based on a few basic tests I can confirm that the 55-200 is better at 80mm. Again this'll come down to sweetspots, I would expect the 55-200 to be better here. I'll try and get some ...
  • Absolutely agree, I was shocked by some of their samples *however* a lot of their so-called best lens examples don't look that good either. They look like they've had JPG sharpening turned right ...
  • I didn't find the 16-80mm to be that good at 16mm, or certainly not as good as the lenstip graph suggests. The centre sharpness is excellent at 16mm but the edges and corners are just ok and I ...
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    Hmm I didn't find that, 100% crops here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63362196 For my copy, the 16-80 was "as good" at ~20mm but noticeably better at 24mm. I did find that the 10-24mm was ...
  • This was the findings I had
  • You beat me to it, JohnS59 is comparing mid-range to the red-badge lenses and this harks back to my point on people's expectations: some were expecting "16-55 performance at f/4 with mid-range ...
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    Indeed. I partially covered this on my thread about the 16-80 with the samples, I do feel that the expectations of this lens were very high indeed when my consumer zooms (10-24, 18-55, 55-200) all ...
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    Do you have comparison examples? I’d be interested to see them.
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    Well I guess I don’t sugar-coat my responses, particularly when I provided an abundance of fact. I don’t like misinformation and I will challenge that and defend it.
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    I think it therefore needs to be said that said individuals express that the lens doesn’t meet their expectations *for shooting wide open* rather than a lot of the emotional expression that the ...
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    So you *are* saying the image isn’t good enough, and therefore your expectations clearly are not going to be met by an image that’s perfectly sharp for an A3 print *at least*. That’s your ...
  • https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63405005 This looks "worse" to you? Are you expecting this sharp image to be "more sharp" at 80mm? You realise that this image would look sharp on an A3 print?
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    So what are you saying, the image is good? Or it's bad, but the "sins are hidden" and therefore it's good? If this image is therefore good as proven with this example, then so what if stopping ...
  • To add to this thread, I've attached a full size 80mm example. I'd be interested for those who feel this lens isn't good at 80mm to let me know what's so wrong with the attached image. Sure, it's ...
  • Rather than compare test charts, how about looking at some hard facts? I suggest you read my threads and get back to me on what you think is sub-par exactly? https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63 ...
  • Assuming your testing wasn't subject to errors, this looks decentered to me with 55mm being the problematic focal length. My first copy of the 55-200 was decentered and so is my second copy (but ...
  • Here in the UK the 18-55 is ~£550, the 16-80 ~£760 and the 16-55 is ~£890 It's definitely in the right ballpark here in the UK because it's a better lens than the 18-55mm as I've found out (source: ...
  • This is broadly in line with what i've found, and when you compare it against lentip's review of the 16-55mm it holds up very well. Yes, 80mm is the weakest part of this lens but my samples taken ...
  • I can attest to this, the 16mm on the 16-80 is excellent in the centre, good in the mid-frame but average at the edges. If 16mm sharpness is important to you then you need to switch to the 10-24mm ...
  • Just FYI - I've only done some basic testing against my 55-200 but again I found the 16-80 to be better at 55mm, but not as good at 80mm. It's still good at 80mm, it's just that the 55-200 has ...
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