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((( Sharpest F-stop ( Aperture )- for all lenses )))

 
7up
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I want all of you to help me to make this small table about Sharpest f-stop ( Aperture ) for all the canon lenses .

this will be helpful to find Sharpest F-stop for any lens , just like (Depth of field) table

if you have infomation about Sharpest F-stop ( Aperture ) of any lens bellow , just tell me and I am gonna edit the list below

for example : EF 24-105 f/4 ISL ------- f/5.6 ( this is only example Maybe it`s wrong )

and if I forgot a lens just tell me and it will be add bellow

Canon
EF-S 10-22
EF-S 18-55
EF-S 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF 16-35 f/2.8L
EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
EF 17-40 f/4L
EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS
EF-S 17-85 IS ------ f ( 11 )
EF-S 18-200
EF 24-70 f/2.8L
EF 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 24-105 f/4 ISL
EF 28-70 f/2.8 L
28-105mm II USM ------- f ( 11 )
EF 28-135 IS ------- f ( 8 )
EF 28-300mm L
35-135mm USM - ------- f ( 8 )
EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS
EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 70-200 f/4L
EF 70-200 f/4L IS
EF 70-200 w/ 1.4x TCs
EF 70-200 f/2.8L NON-IS
EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS
EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM -------- ( 11 )
EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM DO
EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 USM
EF 80-200 f/2.8L
EF 100-300 f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
TS-E 24 f/3.5L
TS-E 45 f/2.8
TS-E 90
MP-E 65
EF 14 f/2.8 L
EF 20 f/2.8
EF 24 f/1.4 L
EF 24 f/2.8 ----- f ( 2.8 )
EF 28 f/1.8 USM
EF 28 f/2.8
EF 35 f/1.4 L
EF 35f/2
EF 50 f/1.8 ------- f ( 8 )
EF 50 f/1.4 USM
EF 50 f/1.2 L
EF 50 f/2.5 Macro
EF-S 60 f/2.8 USM
EF 85 f/1.2L
EF 85 f/1.8 USM
EF 100 f/2.0 USM
EF 100 f/2.8 USM Macro
EF 135 f/2.8 SF
EF 135 f/2.8 SF
EF 135 f/2L
EF 180 f/3.5 L Macro
EF 200 f/2.8L USM
EF 200 f/1.8L
EF 200 f/2 L IS USM
EF 300 f/4L IS USM
EF 300 f/2.8L IS USM
EF 300 f/2.8L USM
EF 400 f/5.6L USM
EF 400 f/2.8L IS USM
EF 500mm f/4L IS
EF 600mm f/4L IS


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SIGMA
8mm F/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye
15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye
14mm f/2.8 EX HSM
20mm f/1.8
28mm f/1.8 EX DG Macro
30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM
50mm f/1.4 EX HSM
50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
105 f/2.8 EX DG Macro
150 f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
180 f/3.5 EX DG Macro
10-20 f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
12-24 EX DG
15-30 f/3.5-4.5 EX DG
17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG HSM
17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC
18-50 f/2.8 EX DC
18-200 OS
18-200 non-OS
24-60 f/2.8 EX DG
24-70 f/2.8 EX DG
28-105 f/3.5-5.6 IF
28-300 f/3.5-6.3 DG Macro
50-150 f/2.8 EX DC HSM
50-500 EX DG HSM
55-200 f/4-5.6 DC
70-200mm f/2.8 EX HSM
70-200 f/2.8 II EX DG APO Macro HSM
70-300 APO DG Macro
80-400 EX DG OS
100-300 f/4 EX HSM
120-300 f/2.8 EX HSM
120-400 f/4.5-5.6 OS DG HSM
150-500 f/5-6.3 OS DG HSM

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TAMRON
SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
SP 17-35 XR Di
SP 17-50 f/2.8 XR Di-II
AF 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II
AF 19-35 f/3.5-4.5
SP 28-75 f/2.8 XR Di
AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di
AF 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC
SP AF 70-200 f/2.8 Di
AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD macro 1:2
SP 200-500 Di

TOKINA
AT-X 107 AF DX Fish-Eye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5
AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16 f/2.8
AT-X 124 AF PRO DX 12-24 f/4
AT-X 165 PRO DX 16-50 f/2.8
AT-X 535 PRO DX 50-135 f/2.8
AT-X 840 AF D 80-400 f/4.5-5.6
AT-X M100 AF PRO D 100 f/2.8 Macro

Sep 22, 2008 12:51

canon 40D / sx200 /canon 28-135 is / canon 55-250 / canon 50 1.8 / sigma 105 / sigma 70-300/iphone4 /ipad2
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timnosenzo
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I think aperture should be driven more by DOF than by sharpness. I mean, my 24L might be sharpest at f/2.8, but if I need f/1.8 than what does it matter? Just a thought...

Sep 22, 2008 12:59

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www.slgear.comexternal link
has a nice grid that shows how sharp each lens is at different apertures

Sep 22, 2008 13:01

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egordon99
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+1.....Most of the time when I'm indoors with my 30mm/85mm primes, I NEED f/1.4-1.8. I'd take a non-subject-blurred shot at the expense of some sharpness (where I go W-I-D-E aperture to get my shutter speeds up in low-light/no flash)

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I think aperture should be driven more by DOF than by sharpness. I mean, my 24L might be sharpest at f/2.8, but if I need f/1.8 than what does it matter? Just a thought...

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From my limited experience:

50mm f/1.8 II - sharpest at f/8
28-105mm II USM - sharpest at f/11
28-135mm IS USM - sharpest at f/8
35-135mm USM - sharpest at f/8

Sep 22, 2008 13:14

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most of these are either going to be f/5.6 or f/8.

Sep 22, 2008 13:16 as a reply to DDWD10's post 1 minute earlier.

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RodneyCyr
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This is all subjective, but my three lenses seem to be sharpest at:

10-22 EFS (f/8-9)
17-85 EFS (f/11)
70-300 EF (not DO) (f/11)

The "sharpest" aperture probably varies with the zoom focal length setting.

Sep 22, 2008 13:20

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I will bet that the overwhelming rersponse will be between f8-11....

Sep 22, 2008 13:36

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Motto for the old Speed Graphic Photojournalists: F8 and be there.

Sep 22, 2008 13:38

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Unless someone has gone off and done a comparison at different apertures under controlled conditions all you’re going to get is subjective data. Not that subjective data is not valid, but it can vary from person to person and subject to subject. I sure would like to see the data though.

Sep 22, 2008 13:47

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Usually about 2 stops down from maximum aperture will give the best edge to edge sharpness...

Sep 22, 2008 13:50 as a reply to gjl711's post 2 minutes earlier.

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Sharpness is a perception.

Here's a pretty good writeup:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorial​s/sharpness.shtmlexternal link

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Every singgle Lens will be ever so slightly different too, depending on manufacturing tolerances etc etc I guess

Sep 22, 2008 15:05

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 mkII
Canon EF 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 USM mkII
Canon EF-s 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 II
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L :lol:

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7up wrote in post #6358526external link
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EF-S 10-22 F/5.6 - F/8
EF-S 18-55 F/8 - F/11
EF 17-40 f/4L F/5.6-F/8
EF 24-105 f/4 ISL F/5.6-F/11
EF 70-200 f/4L F/4-F/8
EF 70-200 f/4L IS F/4-F/11
EF 70-200 F/4L w/ 1.4x TCs F/8-F/11
EF 70-200 F/4L IS w/ 1.4x TCs F/8-F/11
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS F/8-F/11
TS-E 24 f/3.5L F/5.6-F/11
TS-E 45 f/2.8 F/4-F/11
TS-E 90 F/2.8-F/11
MP-E 65 F/2.8-F/11
EF 24 f/1.4 L F/2-F/8
EF 28 f/1.8 USM F/2.8-F/8
EF 50 f/1.4 USM F/4-F/8
EF 50 f/1.2 L F/2-F/8
EF 50 f/2.5 Macro F/4-F/8
EF 50 F/1.8 Mk I F/4-F/8
EF 50 F/1.8 Mk II F/4-F/8
EF-S 60 f/2.8 USM F/2.8-F/8
EF 85 f/1.2L F/2-F/11
EF 85 f/1.8 USM F/4-F/8
EF 100 f/2.8 USM Macro F/4-F/8

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TAMRON
SP 200-500 Di F/8

TOKINA
AT-X 107 AF DX Fish-Eye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 F/5.6-F/8
AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 f/2.8 Macro F/4-F/8

My additions.

Kind regards, Wim

Sep 22, 2008 15:53

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These might help, Selecting the Sharpest Apertureexternal link, Making Sharp Imagesexternal link and Lens Sharpnessexternal link

Sep 22, 2008 16:02

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