Thom 16-85VR and 18-105 DX review is up

Started Feb 16, 2009 | Discussions thread
Mike Neary Veteran Member • Posts: 3,355
Re: Thom 16-85VR and 18-105 DX review is up

zzzzzzzzzzz wrote:

Mike Neary wrote:
Depends how you define "most uses".

I agree, but Thom wrote - "which doesn't really go to 200 for most
uses". He is assuming too much.

Well, if a lens only reaches 200mm at infinity and has significant loss of focal length at any shorter subject distance, I think the statement "which doesn't really go to 200 for most uses" is justified.

He also said (in the "review") that the 16-85 has a more useful range
than the 18-200. I have nothing to say about that comment except
"Wow"!

And I happen to agree with that comment - the zoom range of the 16-85 is really not that far behind the 18-200 "for most uses", and I persoanlly value the 16-18mm range more than the range above 85mm which I will gladly switch to a longer lens for.

Cheers

Mike

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