18-55 - the black one

Started Mar 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Glen K Wells
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Re: We will see
In reply to El Matadurr, Mar 4, 2012

Hi,

I had two 18-55mm lenses at one time when I was between the 5 and 5n.
Still had one when I got the 7 at Xmas. The 5 was sold and the 5n was for sale.

Both of the lenses were 'ok' but nothing special.

Being mass produced and relatively cheap they both were optically flawed to a degree. For example one had difficulty with some blurring on the left side of shots the other similar but on the right, when at 18mm. Both were alright at 24mm but tailed off a little at 55mm, still adequate though.

I guess it was probably due to being mass produced and lens alignment?

The 7 I received was body only version and I just bought a black 18-55mm made in Japan.

Not really expecting it to be any better than the silver Thai ones but will report back.

Soooo tempting to say it is stellar and Zeiss quality to start the hares running (joke).

Regards
Glen Wells

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