Fujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS Review

February 28, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

Sharpness at 135mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-E2 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 135mmThe full frame at 135mm

At 135mm the centre isn't very sharp wide open, with peak performance achieved at f/11. Diffraction sets in at around f/16, with its effects becoming more visible at f/22.

The edges are somewhat soft from f/5.4 - f/8, with f/11 the optimum setting.

Aperture centre Crop edge Crop
f/5.4 f5_4.jpg f5_4.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg