The 18-55 is great. (Seoraksan, Korea)

Started Jun 18, 2013 | Photos thread
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expireduser Regular Member • Posts: 161
Re: The 18-55 is great. (Seoraksan, Korea)

I still do think it's a good idea to be realistic about this lens on an NEX-7. It's a totally decent lens on a 14-16mp NEX, as tests have indicated at sites such as photozone. On the NEX-7, however, it can't keep up with the 24mp sensor very well and has been tested as a pretty poor lens; at 18mm the corners never sharpen up to the levels of the Sigma 19mm wide open, even at f/8. At 55mm it must be stopped down to f/8 for decent corner sharpness. A "great" lens would not have these serious limitations.

Just wanted to throw this out there for any NEX-7 users who are considering buying one. If you are looking for a "great" lens this will definitely disappoint you. It appears that most people happy with this lens are not using it with the very high resolution NEX-7, I understand the confusion there now that I've read up on it more.

Again, great photos posted, it aeems to be a decent lens on the 14-16mp NEX cameras. Best wishes.

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