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03-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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What to use for 35mm

A buch of lenses shot at or close to 35 mm... DA 18-135, DA 35 2.4, FA 35-80, Tamron 17-50, DA 18-55

Anyone care to guess which ones did best?

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I'll guess that #3 is the prime and #5 is the FA lens. And is #2 the kit lens, #4 the 18-135mm, and #1 the 17-50?

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What aperture?
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All taken @5.6 on a 2 second delay , center focussed with focus in the center of the square turned 45 degrees.

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some of the photos are out of focus, or is it?
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I'll guess that #3 is the prime and #5 is the FA lens. And is #2 the kit lens, #4 the 18-135mm, and #1 the 17-50?
Did you read the exif information? You sneak.... that was so you could check your answers, but which one did you think was best?
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Did you read the exif information? You sneak.... that was so you could check your answers, but which one did you think was best?
No, I didn't. But the last 3 were a lucky guess as they look very similar. The second is a bit soft, so I figured it might be a kit lens. And we all know that the FA lens isn't the sharpest tool in the shed

Definitely the prime, though the colors may need adjustment.

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Can't tell much difference between the 35/2.4 & 17-50. The 18-135 is next best. You can see why the 35-80 is a detested lens.

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I was hoping that #5 was the FA 35-80, since I own the others...
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No, I didn't. But the last 3 were a lucky guess as they look very similar. The second is a bit soft, so I figured it might be a kit lens. And we all know that the FA lens isn't the sharpest tool in the shed

Definitely the prime, though the colors may need adjustment.
I could have done more with the 35 DA photo, I already dropped it .7 ev from the others, for some reason it came out a lot brighter, it had potential, but if I spend time on it, I have to spend time on all of them, just to be fair. I found it interesting that both the 17-50 and 18-135 were warmer.
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some of the photos are out of focus, or is it?
The focus point was the same for all, but I guess it's possible some might need micro-adjustment... but at 5.6 and that distance, they'd need to be awful far out to miss by that much. I'm set up 16 to 20 feet from the cabin, so my DoF should be substantial enough to make up for missed focus. I'm guessing this is pretty representative based on past experience.
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I'm really impressed by the 18-135 in this example. I didn't expect it to be that good by comparison.
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I keep tellin people, from 22-45 mm, the 18-135 is an impressive lens, no one ever listens to me. (sniff...pout)
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Can't tell much difference between the 35/2.4 & 17-50. The 18-135 is next best. You can see why the 35-80 is a detested lens.
No one told me that before I bought it....

It has an 8.8 for sharpness in the reviews, and I have taken some very sharp images with it from 50-80, I guess in the 35 end, it's not so good. Of course it's also listed for an average price of $28 so that might be a clue that it might not be the strongest throughout it's range.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
No one told me that before I bought it....

It has an 8.8 for sharpness in the reviews, and I have taken some very sharp images with it from 50-80, I guess in the 35 end, it's not so good. Of course it's also listed for an average price of $28 so that might be a clue that it might not be the strongest throughout it's range.
The F 35-80 gets a 5.82 overall rating...and I can't imagine they would change the optical formula for a kit lens...the sample size for the FA is much smaller too.
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