18-105G lens test

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18-105G lens test
3 months ago

A number of us have been looking for more information on the 18-105G.  Is it better than the kit lenses?  How good is it anyway?  I took some time to run a test today, and below is the link to some comparisons.  I compared the 18-105 against the 20mm pancake lens and the 16-50pz kit lens.

http://www.computingbits.com/photography/LensTest/18105.htm

Here are some of my thoughts after reviewing the files.

  • The 20mm pancake is a really nice lens, and I don't know why it doesn't get more praise.  
  • Oddly, results from all 3 lenses seemed slightly better at f4 than at f5.6 (at 20mm)
  • At 50mm, the 18-105 improved at f5.6.
  • The 18-105 consistently had good color, rivaling the prime.
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