Lenses, part 3

Further to the earlier post, here’s a crop showing the cross-over point between those two lenses.

18-55 zoom lens (the kit lens with the X-E1). Taken at 55mm, f/4.5, ISO 1250.
18-55 zoom lens (the kit lens with the X-E1). Taken at 55mm, f/4.5, ISO 1250.
50-230 zoom lens (free with May's X-E1 special offer). Taken at 50mm, f/4.5, ISO 1250.
50-230 zoom lens (free with May’s X-E1 special offer). Taken at 50mm, f/4.5, ISO 1250.

All other settings were the same (I think!) so it does look like there’s a difference in sharpness and definition there. The bigger zoom found it easier/faster to focus too. But then, I do actually need to update the camera body’s firmware (haven’t picked up a card reader to do this yet), so perhaps that will make a difference. Still don’t know when I’d bother using the big zoom, but it’s worth having I suppose. Perhaps as I play/study more I will understand when to use it.

 

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