Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Review

February 25, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 16mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-T1 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 16mmThe full frame at 16mm

The centre is remarkably sharp wide open at f/2.8, with peak performance achieved in the f/4-f/11 range. Diffraction sets in at around f/16, with its effects becoming more visible at f/22. The edges are similarly sharp wide-open at f/2.8, with the f/4-f/11 range again the optimum setting.

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