Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Review
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Sharpness at 18mm
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 Nikkor 18-35mm f3.5-4.5 lens was attached to a Nikon Df body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Mirror lock-up was activated and a cable release was used to prevent camera shake resulting from tripping the shutter. The 100% crops represent about 1/400th of the total frame area.
The full frame at 18mm
At 18mm the centre is very sharp even wide open at f/3.5, and remains usable down to f16.
The edges are somewhat fuzzy at f/3.5 but sharpen up quite nicely upon stopping down to f/5.6 or f/8.
The f22 setting is best avoided.
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