Why are kit lens' pictures like P&S?

Started Dec 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why are kit lens' pictures like P&S?
In reply to adymitruk, Dec 3, 2012

Crop with kit lens of a bee, seems sharp enough for me:

http://luxorphotoart.blogspot.de/2012/10/late-shift-spatschicht.html

P&S frequently have close to zero minimum focus distances. DOF gets smaller the close you get, simply put. THe kit lens allows close focus for a SLR system, but compared to a P&S or a dedicated macro lens it isn't the same. Legacy lenses have lower minimum aperture, but frequently even higher minimum focus distances compared to the kit zoom.

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