Is EOS-m 18-55 really that good?

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Is EOS-m 18-55 really that good?
Jul 22, 2013

The only real review I know of is Slrgear, which shows the 18-55mm kit as sharper than the (far more expensive) Nikon 17-55 f2.8 and right on par with the 'not-a-kit-lens' Fujinon XF 18-55mm ƒ/2.8-4 R LM OIS.

In fact it shows the zoom at 24mm to be about as sharp as the 22mm lens at f4, f5.6, and f8!

Is this true? Is the kit zoom, although not a fast lens, optically top-notch? Did Slrgear just get a one in a hundred sample?

The mtf curves also look extremely good. I wonder why Canon did so well on the lenses, with better performance than their EF equivalents?

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