Where's the "G" or Zeiss standard zoom?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
TiagoReil Senior Member • Posts: 1,584
Re: Where's the "G" or Zeiss standard zoom?

OvinceZ wrote:

Let us look at this from a different perspective. Suppose we ignor all the user error factors that contribute to unsatisfactory photos. If we want to use the kit 18-55 for sharp landscape photos will that do? Well it depends in part on the subject matter. If one is shooting foliage then you need sharp glass. This is not something one argues about. I have seen this. I went out for a week and took photos with my new acquisitions. An Olympus OMD and a NEX7. Well, when I looked at photos on my 30 inch Dell the sharpness wasn't there. On the NEX kit lens there was softness on the left side. This phenomenon occurred in 2 other kit lenses at the Sony Store in Sydney. I eventually found one I took home. Yes, it is fine for out and about shooting, flowers, snapshots, people photos, flash. All good. However, if you want Canon 5DII quality you won't get it with the kit lens on landscapes. The 16-80 delivers but you need a big EA2 adapter that is awkward to hold and is noisy to operate. If I wanted a small kit lens I would buy the smaller 16-50 and rely on that for a walk around lens. If I want sharp photos of foliage then the 16-80 is a good option. Very pleased with this lens. The kit 18-55 stays in a filing cabinet unused now.


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Everyone is an expert on dpreview!

IF you want Canon 5Dmark2 quality you should get a Canon 5Dmark2 (or 3, or a sony A99). You are comparing an expensive full frame camera geared to professionals to an APS-c camera geared to amateurs(granted, relatively expensive for what it is). I think sometimes expectations are really unrealistic.

This is like getting a nice Toyota and expecting it to perform as a Mercedez Benz. Makes no sense when said that way, right? But for some reason it is expected from the nex line.

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