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16-80 cannot make sharp photos or video at F4


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16-80 cannot make sharp photos or video at F4 and I am not sure if its even adequate at F8, is it faulty or am I doing something wrong?

here are photos at F4:

https://ibb.co/MnVyY9h
https://ibb.co/KKRcsVz
https://ibb.co/VtQLFG7
https://ibb.co/WDR4Kzp
https://ibb.co/nk1X9DF

 

 

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Unfortunately we don't know if that's your only lens (so you'd have something to compare it to), what your setup is (are you using a tripod? Manual or auto focus?), or what your level of photo expertise is. But I can say that none of those photos look sharp anywhere, not just where you're focusing. My 16-80 is very sharp in general and quite decent wide open. I just shot these for you, f/4 handheld, manual focus.499723063_DSCF3473(Large).JPG.ea4fb0b6d38309bc446826f581612784.JPG1643507133_DSCF3469(Large).JPG.25148140f2eb58bcc6cd0c30fcadd46e.JPG2090311200_DSCF3471(Large).JPG.8b29366e1f5933b764128b653ce0fffb.JPG

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i've noticed this lens comes up more reguraly as a used item which makes me suspicious as to why. Also it seems to have a mixed bag of reviews so i think i'll be giving this a miss, which is a shame as it was the lens i was most looking forward to.

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This lens (16-80) is mostly bought as a convenient choice. It covers a wide range at a decent price and performance. However, in terms of resulotion and contrast it’s quite a bit behind the 18-55 and the 16-55. It’s more towards the 18-135. You might want it for convenience, but not for the highest image quality. It has good center sharpness (which almost every modern day lens accomplishes) but for decent edge/corner sharpness you need to stop down to f8 and after f11 diffraction starts to kick-in. So you actually have a small operating bandwidth to work with when high IQ is needed. For general snapshots it’s a fine lens though.

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