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Fujifilm Finepix X100

Comparing X100 at f/2.8 to f/8

Which aperture to use for peak image quality?

I shot at both f/2.8 and f/8 at 1/500 second (using the built-in ND filter for the f/2.8 shot so as to avoid any image quality issues with high speed).

Image quality at f/2.8 is high— better than many DSLRs with their kit lenses, or even some pro-quality zooms, with some hints of forward field curvature towards the edges.

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Variants f2.8, f8 available in full article
Fuji X100, f/2.8 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 200

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