Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Review
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Sharpness at 16mm
For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-M1 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.
The full frame at 16mm
At 16mm the centre is sharp wide open, with peak performance achieved in the f/4-11 range. Diffraction sets in at around f/16, with its effects becoming more visible at f/22.
The edges are somewhat soft at f/3.5 but sharpen up very nicely at f/5.6, with f/8 the optimum setting.
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