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12-26-2014, 07:29 PM - 1 Like   #1

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F28 vs FA28

One of our forum member asked me among these two which one have better sharpness/ resolution / overall picture quality etc.
I am linking two of my picture in full size for your opinion, if you have some please feel free to share, thanks.

[looks like this was discussed in this thread extensively]

FA28 @ f/7.1, t1/15, iso100, early morning, Sun is on the left (look at the shadow)

F28 @ f/10, t1/50, iso100, after noon, Sun is on right (look at the shadow)

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12-26-2014, 10:06 PM   #2
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both pics look decent, but they are radically different, so making a comparison judgement based on just those pics would not be valid.

you should shoot the exact same thing with both lenses; same aperture, same shutter, same time of day, etc... repeatedly, then pick the sharpest(aka best focus) shots to compare.

use a fast shutter, not the 1/15th setting that was used in the first pic.

the thread link is not very useful either, because it got hijacked early on by 28mm vs. 21mm comparisons.
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Sharpness seems to vary depending on overall picture size. Smaller images always look the sharpest to me.

What size should pictures be when making lens comparisons?

I can't even view a full sized RAW in its entirety on my 21-inch monitor!

12-26-2014, 11:29 PM   #4
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I agree with @osv above. Could you post the same scene photographed with both lenses? Perhaps set up the camera on a tripod and take a picture of a park scene? I think even seeing a single aperture setting, like both lenses at f/5.6 would give a good indication of how each lens is sharpening up toward its optimal resolution.



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