Started Mar 24, 2013 | User reviews thread
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Re: Uninteresting
In reply to faith_ps, Mar 25, 2013

faith_ps wrote:

avotius wrote:

Came with my camera. Other than that its a very so so lens. Good for travel snaps in good light, not good at just about everything else. Focus is slow and the filter ring rotates. Camera companies obsession this this focal range is disapointing.

Have you made comparison of this lens against the II or "R" gen? I can bet you this lens is much sharper and has shorter min focus distance which is very good. Its better built and has metal mount.

You'd lose.

IME, the II lens may not focus as close, but it is sharper - so if cropping, you can still achieve a better result with the II lens.

As to build quality, I far prefer the II version. It feels better, is much smoother. Don't care about the metal mount, on lenses like these (which are otherwise all plastic anyway) the mount doesn't matter - the lens is very lightweight and the mount will probably exceed the useful life of the lens.

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