In defense of the 18-55mm kit

Started May 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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PeterWrth
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In defense of the 18-55mm kit
May 28, 2012

Elsewhere on this forum there have been many threads complaining or voicing misgivings about the 18-55 kit lens.

Well, last Wednesday I bought a Nex-5N + 18-55. On Saturday I attended my grand-daughter's 1st birthday, left behind my A65 lineup, taking nothing more than the Nex + 18-55. After reading reviews and threads, I expected the worst, but, I gotta tell ya, viewing the pics on the iMac 27, I am truly amazed with the results.

My advice to those considering this combination is not to be put off by the nay-sayers. This combination does the intended job very well indeed.

Here are just a couple of random shots from the 100+ keepers. Some cropping and a smidgen of sharpening in LR4. No.4 & 5 were way overexposed but recovered reasonably with b&w. And yes, I know, the composition, distraction etc is awful.
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Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony SLT-A65
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