Why the Sony 18-55 kit lens is so underrated?

Started May 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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dandoro Contributing Member • Posts: 708
Why the Sony 18-55 kit lens is so underrated?

In terms of resolution (and not only!) it kicks many asses, being on par with the popular Tamron 17-50, only slightly worse than the more expensive CZ 16-80, and better than the high praised Sony 16-50.

Take a look at the resolution charts:

http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-aps-c-lens-tests/573-sony1855f3556?start=1

http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/289-tamron-af-17-50mm-f28-sp-xr-di-ii-ld-aspherical-if-canon-test-report--review?start=1

http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-aps-c-lens-tests/141-zeiss-za-16-80mm-f35-45-dt--sony-alpha--review--test-report?start=1

http://www.photozone.de/sony_nex/730-sony1650f28?start=1

I don't need weather sealing. I don't need the f2.8 (I will get a prime for that). I don't need the SSM, because I can use for my videos an external microphone anyway... I don't need tank built lenses, if the 18-55 will broke someday, I can buy another one and I will still remain with some spare money... So, why people just want to get rid of it and "upgrade" for one of those lenses mentioned above? Just because it's a kit lens? Just because it's cheap? Just because of the marketing?

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