18mm lens quality stopped down

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by alex, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. alex

    alex FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Hi guys

    I have heard bad press about this lens being software corrected. I don't mind soft coners wide open, but does anyone have some experience shooting it stopped down?

    In particular, has anyone shot and/or have examples of landscapes at say f8?

    Cheers
     
  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
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  3. alex

    alex FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Thanks for the good pics Ray. It looks like good resolution to the far edges and corners, at least stopped down. Have you thought about the 14mm or are you happy with the 18?

    Cheers
     
  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Near Philadephila
    I have the 14mm too - check out the post that I think is still on the front page... But the 14 isn't about any dissatisfaction with the 18mm - it's about the wider FOV and the handiness of the MF clutch ring. The 18 is my most used X-Pro lens by a long shot.

    -Ray
     
  5. Ramirez

    Ramirez FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    I love my XF18 lens! It is small on my X-E1 and provides great IQ. I find it very sharp indeed.