Just how crappy is the 16-50 kit lens? Test vs 17mm prime & 11-16 Tokina

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
forpetessake Veteran Member • Posts: 4,892

Keit ll wrote:

People who make varying claims about equipment are not necessarily deliberately lying but individuals have different perceptions & judgement. I have seen images posted here sometimes which are mediocre but the posters think that they are great , standards vary !

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Keith C

That is exactly right. "How crappy is ..." -- is a value judgment, the answer is subjective, depends on one's definition of "crappy" at the moment. People are not necessarily knowingly lying, or embellishing, they just differently evaluate the same object. Even that subjective evaluation changes with experience, emotional attachment, buyer's remorse, weather, etc. Sometimes you notice the same people change their evaluation to completely opposite, and that's actually normal, because of all those factors involved. I usually completely disregard this type of "tests" for that reason, they really don't tell anything objective.

Had the subject been "MTF measurements of a 10 copies" of this lens from different batches, it would have been invaluable.

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