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Old November 21st, 2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Are wide angle lenses softer?

Hello all. I have a two day old Canon KH10EX3.6 IRSE (wide angle with 2x extender) for my F350, was shooting with a Fujinon XS17.5 5.5.
I have to say I am a little disappointed that it doesn't seem as sharp as my Fujinon, and at £13,000 I am a little unsure as to wether I have made a bad call.
Are wide angle lenses generally a little softer/ less sharp - is this a pay off for the width of the shot?
Does anyone else use a KH10 and have this problem ot is it just me?
Wide angle lenses are also a little more difficult to check back focus with as well which doesn't help!
Thanks, Sparky
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Old November 21st, 2008, 03:03 PM   #2
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It should be the other way around. Usually, wides are quite sharper than long lenses.

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Old November 21st, 2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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Please ignore my depressing post, just hooked up F350 t0 40'' HD Bravia set and the footage looked awesome! very happy with news lens!
Sorry about that..
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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I can't stress enough the importance of using a BIG HD monitor for resolution tests. Small monitors just don't tell the full story when it comes to resolution.

Just my 2 pennies worth.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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That's fully correct Alister. Since last week I have a Fujinon HS16x4.6BERM. On my field monitor it didn't look very spectacular at all, but on my Sony 40" LCD it's more then awesome. I also have to admit that it looses a lot of sharpness when the 2x extender is used. But that's a normal and known issue.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 09:46 AM   #6
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Wide angle lenses are also a little more difficult to check back focus with as well which doesn't help!
Thanks, Sparky
What I did is made myself a star chart in Adobe Illustrator. Then have this printed out as a poster format (about 30 inch by 20 inch) by Fujiprint.

Works great! At home of course.
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