Will the SMC DA* 50-135 mm f2.8 ED IF SDM suffice as an only lens?

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Will the SMC DA* 50-135 mm f2.8 ED IF SDM suffice as an only lens?
In reply to FabriceS, Nov 19, 2012

FabriceS wrote:

Wow--Thank you for your quick and to-the-point answers.

It looks like I can buy the 18-55 WR for $150, which would be no strain. Is it really a good lens, though?

A main reason I want to move up to DSLR is that I've been unhappy with the lack of sharpness of my Fuji (another is that I can't really see much through the optical viewfinder). My reason for thinking of shelling out for the DA* 50-135 is that people seemed to be saying it is very sharp, and will let me blow pictures up to 20x30 and still have them pop. In contrast, the reviews of the 18-55 seem to be kind of dismissive.

if you buy the kit you can get the lens for around $75 (e.g beach camera plus a $25 coupon code -> $875)

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