Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Review

4.5
November 16, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness Cont... 2

Sharpness at 23mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm 18-55mm lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-E1 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 23mmThe full frame at 23mm

At 23mm the centre is acceptably sharp at f/4, with peak performance achieved in the f/5.6-8 range. Diffraction sets in at around f/16, with its effects becoming more visible at f/22.

The edges are somewhat soft at f/2.8 but sharpen up very nicely at f/5.6, with f/8 the optimum setting.

Aperture centre Crop edge Crop
f/2.8
f/4
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22

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review, lens, fujifilm, zoom, f2.8, fuji, standard, 35mm, f4, image stabilisation, x-e1, 18mm, xf, x-pro1, 23mm, x, 55mm, vibration compensation, anti-shake, 18-55mm, ois, 18-55, 27-84, 27-84mm, Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

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