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Comparison: XF18F2 vs. X70F2.8 vs. XF1855F2.8-4

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(I know this shot/editing is ugly but I was too lazy to make it better)

 

Hey guys it's me again with another lens comparison test. Did a different one before: http://www.fuji-x-forum.com/topic/317-135mm-lens-comparison/

 

This time I compared three different 18mm lenses Fuji is offering.

 

XF 18mm f/2 (X-E2)

X70's 18,5mm f/2.8

XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 (X-E2)

 

The shots are unedited (fine L) Jpegs (SOOC). I just cropped them and stitched them together. The settings of each camera were set to default (0) except the WB (I adjust it manually with a white peace of paper). ISO 200. Provia. Aperture priority.

Cause I don't have a tripod that's so low I used a chair where I put the cameras on top so the frame can vary a bit. Sorry for that.

Click on each pictures to open and maybe download on Flickr in full resolution.

If you have any questions please ask. If you have any complaints about my test please be polite within your criticism. I'm not a pro so this test might be far away from being perfect.

 

Feel free to share some shots/comparisons of your 18mm Fuji lenses.

 

So now I hope you will enjoy my little CD collection

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(the second and the forth fifth of this rack are covered by a glass door)

 

 

 

 

f/2 center

 

f/2.8 center

 

f/4 center

 

f/5.6 center

 

f/8 center

 

f/11 center

 

f/16 center

 

f/22 center

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f/2 upper corners

 

f/2.8 upper corners

 

f/4 upper corners

 

f/5.6 upper corners

 

f/8 upper corners

 

f/11 upper corners

 

f/16 upper corners

 

f/22 upper corners

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Take a look at the f/2.8 image. The black box with the white letters on it, in the top right corner of the crops. The 18 2.0 is unsharp, the other two are not.

When you see this, you'll notice more differences (e.g. the big grey box, "2 Originals of Something").

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looking at images on flickr at f/2.8 the difference seem slight to me,

 

certainly not enough to justify buying the same focal length again (if you already own one of the 3 options)

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Is it just me? I do not see real differences. Some expert out there who can does?

 

looking at images on flickr at f/2.8 the difference seem slight to me,

 

Suprisingly that was my first impression too. I think it just shows how good all Fuji lenses are. I will do some different tests especially between the X70 and the XF18F2. My first impression of the X70 was: Oh damn is this little thing sharp!!! But after I did this test I was kinda "shocked" that it actually doesn't perform (much) better.

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