Why the Sony 18-55 kit lens is so underrated?

Started May 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to mick232, May 26, 2012

mick232 wrote:

I am not saying the 18-55 is a bad lens (in fact, quite the opposite - you can't beat the price/performance especially at the wide end).

But: are you comparing the MTF numbers of these 4 reviews? That doesn't tell you anything, because the lenses have not been tested on the same camera. The sensor resolution is different, so MTF numbers are not comparable.

Exactly. The cameras used in the OP's links range from 8mp to 24mp. Obviously the resolution recorded is nearly meaningless in comparing the lenses.

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