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

Started Jun 18, 2013 | Photos thread
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Re: The 18-55 is great. (Seoraksan, Korea)
In reply to expireduser, Jun 19, 2013

Nicholas W wrote:

The Sigma 19mm is sharper on the NEX-7, wide open, than this kit lens is at f/8 at 18mm.

I'd expect a very good prime lens to out perform an above average zoom lens though. IMO, the 18-55 OSS does a fine job whenever I have put it to use on my NEX-3. Yes, it needs to be stopped down for better results, but practically every lens does.

The 18-55 doesn't see much use from me because I prefer MF and faster lenses. But, here's one from an occasion when it was the lens of my choice for my first attempt at underwater photography (lens used practically as a prime, since the inexpensive sleeve I was using wouldn't allow for changing FL or aperture... so auto mode.

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