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    Crops at 16mm — Right Edge

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The 14-24 is already performing well at f/2.8, albeit with a somewhat low contrast and not quite crisp results. At f/4, it perks up very nicely, with some small gains to f/5.6, where it peaks, maintaining to f/8. A very faint loss of micro contrast occurs to f/11, worsening to f/16, both effects inevitable from diffraction.

The 16-35 is soft and slightly smeared at f/4, improving nicely at f/5.6, but it does not match the fine detail of the 14-24, and it retains the softness differential even at f/8 and f/11; it never achieves the crispness of the 14-24.

Aperture f/16 brings a grayish dullness, a loss of brilliance, as expected from diffraction.

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