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    X100S lens sharpness

    I usually don't do too much pixel peeping, just when I first get a lens to look at its characteristics. I recently picked up a X100S, and found the lens to be very sharp in the center, but falling off at the edges where it is very soft. This doesn't seem to fit with what I have heard about the X100S, known to have very high image quality. I sent the camera in to Fuji, and it came back with a replaced optical assembly, calibrated and adjusted. And the images look exactly the same, very sharp center, very soft edges, especially at wide apertures, but even at f/8, f/11 on distant subjects.
    So I wanted to get X100S owners feedback here, is your lens soft at the edges? Is this a characteristics of the camera, or is there something up with my copy that is not related to the optical assembly. Perhaps there is some type of alignment issue.
    Shaun O'Boyle
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    Re: X100S lens sharpness

    Hello Shaun
    I did some testing a couple of days ago to compare it with the 23mm/1.4 which I had just received and found it to be softer in the corners than in the center, but not that much softer. If you wish, I can send you the RAF files using wesendit. The x100s compared very favorably with the 23mm on my Xpro1, maybe even beating it.
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    maurice da silva solis

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    Re: X100S lens sharpness

    Maurice
    Thanks for the offer to send along a file or 2 to compare, that would be helpful.
    I'll send a PM with my contact info.
    Shaun O'Boyle
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    Re: X100S lens sharpness

    Shaun, what came out of this?
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    Ken

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