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    16-80 cz bad corners in wide range!?

    My16-80 cz has very bad corner IQ in the wide range, The a55 kit zoom is considerably better. Can anyone share this experiece or do I have a lemon?
    Thanks for any feedback. Tom
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    Re: 16-80 cz bad corners in wide range!?

    I know it is slower than the 16-80 but has anyone tried the DT 16-105? One nice thing about that lens is it is internal focusing. I may do some research on it.

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    Re: 16-80 cz bad corners in wide range!?

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I know it is slower than the 16-80 but has anyone tried the DT 16-105? One nice thing about that lens is it is internal focusing. I may do some research on it.
    I'm tempted as well - it would be nice to do a comparison (but an expensive luxury!)

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    Re: 16-80 cz bad corners in wide range!?

    HI There
    Well, I did some hedge testing with my 16-80.
    Certainly, wide open it needs to be stopped down to f5.6 (or better still f8), but I've certainly seen much worse wide - mid zooms in my time (MUCH WORSE).
    My current feeling is that this lens is as good as one would expect wide open, and rather better as you increase the focal length.

    Of course, we all want miracles, but small 5x zooms will not present you with the same image quality as big 3x zooms (or, more to the point, equivalent primes).

    Of course Tom - you may have a bad copy. At any rate, I'm sticking to mine, I'd like it to be better, but I also like the focal length range!

    all the best

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    Re: 16-80 cz bad corners in wide range!?

    Jono,
    I will try to post some comparison images with the 18-55 kit lens if I find the time the next days.
    I do have the feeling that my sample mightbe worse than yours from wat you write.

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