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General Image Quality

Below we illustrate the general image quality and sharpness over the zoom range. The images were shot in RAW at ISO 100 with a Pentax K-5 IIs with the lens stopped down four clicks on the e-dial, processed to about the same exposure, and smart sharpened 130%, radius 1. Centerpoint autofocus.

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