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Canon EOS-350D / Digital Rebel XT with 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 II EF-S lens Gordon Laing, December 2005

/ Resolution / Noise / Corner sharpness / Fringe and macro / Geometry / Vignetting

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Canon EOS-350D / Digital Rebel XT corner sharpness comparison
To measure corner sharpness we photographed the standard ISO 12233 test chart with each camera set to its best quality JPEG settings. We used the bundled lenses at their widest and longest focal lengths with various apertures in Aperture Priority mode. The crops are taken from the lower left corner of the chart and presented here at 100%.

The 18-55mm EF-S at 18mm f3.5 is slightly soft, but sharper than its rivals, and acceptable once closed by a few stops. At 55mm the lens performs similarly to the competition, although again the best results are when closed by two or more stops.

Canon EOS-350D
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Nikon D50
Pentax *istDL
Canon EOS-350D at 18mm f3.5
Konica Minolta 5D at 18mm f3.5
Nikon D50 at 18mm f3.5
Pentax *istDL at 18mm f3.5
18-55mm EF-S at 18mm f3.5
18-70mm DT at 18mm f3.5
18-55mm DX at 18mm f3.5
18-55mm DA at 18mm f3.5
Canon EOS-350D at 18mm f8
Konica Minolta 5D at 18mm f8
Nikon D50 at 18mm f8
Pentax *istDL at 18mm f8
18-55mm EF-S at 18mm f8
18-70mm DT at 18mm f8
18-55mm DX at 18mm f8
18-55mm DA at 18mm f8
Canon EOS-350D at 18mm f16
Konica Minolta 5D at 18mm f16
Nikon D50 at 18mm f16
Pentax *istDL at 18mm f16
18-55mm EF-S at 18mm f16
18-70mm DT at 18mm f16
18-55mm DX at 18mm f16
18-55mm DA at 18mm f16
Canon EOS-350D
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Nikon D50
Pentax *istDL
Canon EOS-350D at 55mm f5.6
Konica Minolta 5D at 55m f5.6
Nikon D50 at 55mm f5.6
Pentax *istDL at 55mm f5.6
18-55mm EF-S at 55mm f5.6
18-70mm DT at 55mm f5.6
18-55mm DX at 55mm f5.6
18-55mm DA at 55mm f5.6
Canon EOS-350D at 55mm f8
Konica Minolta 5D at 55mm f8
Nikon D50 at 55mm f8
Pentax *istDL at 55mm f8
18-55mm EF-S at 55mm f8
18-70mm DT at 55mm f8
18-55mm DX at 55mm f8
18-55mm DA at 55mm f8
Canon EOS-350D at 55mm f16
Konica Minolta 5D at 55mm f16
Nikon D50 at 55mm f16
Pentax *istDL at 55mm f16
18-55mm EF-S at 55mm f16
18-70mm DT at 55mm f16
18-55mm DX at 55mm f16
18-55mm DA at 55mm f16

Canon EOS 350D results continued...

Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Corner sharpness / Fringe and macro / Geometry / Vignetting
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