Kit killers

Started Aug 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
SteveY80
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Re: 18-135 does not kill the kit, get over it.
In reply to 123Mike, Aug 1, 2013

123Mike wrote:

Get over it, seriously. The 18-135 simply has too many arguments stacked against it to kill the kit. It just does not outperform it. Sorry that you do not like this.

Here's a very quick and dirty test of the two lenses:

Sony 18-135

Sony 18-55

Those are out of camera JPEGs taken at 50mm(ish) F5.6 with lens corrections turned on.

The 18-135 definitely looks sharper than the 18-55 kit lens at that focal length. One thing that's only clear when looking at the RAW files, rather than the auto-corrected JPEGs, is that there's also more colour fringing with the 18-55.

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