Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Review
Sharpness at 18mm
The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens was attached to a Nikon D3300 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure Delay Mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.
The full frame at 18mm
The lens is a little soft wide open in the centre, but sharpness is very good from f/5.6 through to f/11, with f/16 and f/22 slightly worse due to diffraction. The edges aren't quite so good, with the best results obtained from f/8 to f/11.
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