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I really think this depends on what your are using it for. Generally, most people would get the prime because they have better aptures than their zoom counterparts. Also, for things like birding, most people usually just get a 600mm prime or something along the lines. The reason to not get the zoom is that they can usually just crop the photo if they ...


As others pointed out, the image quality is usually better at the center due to the lens. But that would give just a few pixels of blur. The image you link to is different: It is not just "not very sharp", but really blurry. If you look closely, it is rather clearly a motion blur. Take for example the lights on the left: . It looks like there are two ...


Besides the character of the lens, setting aperture(f) parameter to a higher value produces sharper edges. For many lenses sharpest aperture of the lens is about f/7 - f/8. Since using the highest aperture value will significantly reduce the light captured, it's important to determine the peak sharpest aperture of your lens.I personally prefer to do some ...


While it is true that most lenses perform better in the center than at the edges and in the corners, this isn't the main contributing factor to why the image you linked as an example is much softer in the corners than at the center. The reason the tree branches are so much softer than the rest of the photo is because they are much closer to the camera than ...


Edge softness is quite common with consumer grade lenses when shooting wide open or near wide open. In most cases edge sharpness will improve by just stopping down by one or two stops. Even some "Pro" grade lenses can have soft corners and again the easy solution is to just stop down a little.


The job of the camera lens is to project an image of the outside world on the flat surface of film or digital sensor. What we want is a faithful image. To achieve, the lens projects a minuscule circle of light that corresponds to a tiny point on the subject. Thus the projected image consists of a collection of points of light, each so tiny that they are seen ...


We would require more details on the lens you are using but if you look up the MTF chart of your lenses, it will let you know that the lens loses sharpness on the edges of the lens. a good explanation of how to read the MTF chart is in the link below. It also shows the contract quality of a lens which also plays into sharpness. I would check out your lens ...


Unfortunately, these scores are somewhat misleading. Clearly, the 18-55mm delivers far less than 24 MP of details but they are not uniformly distributed and also vary by aperture and focal-length. What you would do by shooting at around 9 MP is ensure that you get no more than 9 MP of details. If you aim for 16 MP around, it would probably be better and you ...


Definitely post processed (in camera or out) to add posterization. No lens is going to turn gradient colors into solids like that. Try either changing modes or resetting your camera to factory settings.

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