How competitive is a compact/slow/inexpensive mid-range zoom?
This aperture series from f/4.5 to f/11 evaluates overall performance of the Fujifilm GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR at 35mm.
Fujifilm GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR Aperture Series @ 35mm : Huge Laurel along Alpine Creek
Includes images from f/4.5 to f/11 at up to full camera resolution, plus crops.
I’m pleasantly surprised at what I found here, with some minor caveats.
f8 @ 0.8 sec electronic shutter, ISO 100; 2022-02-28 16:32:54[low-res image for bot]
Fujifilm GFX100S + Fujifilm GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR @ 28.7mm equiv (35mm)
ENV: Alpine Creek, altitude 500 ft / 152 m, 60°F / 15°C
RAW: LACA corrected, vignetting corrected, pull 0.5 stops, +20 Whites, +10 Clarity, diffraction mitigating sharpening