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Old Dec 5, 2014, 6:46 PM   #21
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I scored this lens and we're still getting to know each other. Where would you say the f/ sweet spot is ? I'll be doing BIF and scenery/portraits.
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Old Dec 5, 2014, 9:27 PM   #22
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I scored this lens and we're still getting to know each other. Where would you say the f/ sweet spot is ? I'll be doing BIF and scenery/portraits.
mine is f/8
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SLRGear.com test results show the to be very sharp everywhere in it's zoom and aperture range, with CA peaking at 135mm but still very respectable.

PhotoZone.de tests results narrow the best sharpness down to f/4.0 - f/8.0 for center sharpness, with border sharpness at f/5.6 - f/8.0, and also shows CA peaking at 135mm but still very good.

On an APS-C body, vignetting and distortion are negligible.
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My experience using this gem on a D90, a D300s, a D800 and a D7100 is that it does not have a sweet spot. As TCav has said above, it is sharp through out the aperture and zoom range. You will soon be looking for a new body to exploit the IQ of this lens...LOL! Best money I spent!

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Thank you for your comments. Forgive me, but mine is the VR ll. Does that change your recommendations at all ?
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Nope.
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