Is a FF camera worth it for these reasons? Locked

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Mako2011
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My bad

70Der wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

70Der wrote:

Abu Mahendra wrote:

Not surprising for you also think the 18-135 is the optical equal of much better lenses.

It is.

That really is not the case. There are indeed many lens that are better than the 18-135, in many ways. I assume you're speaking to the D80 kit lens (AF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED DX)

No not at all, the Canon 18-135 STM which most people haven't even tried apparently.

Oops, my bad. The Canon 18-135 STM is a very fine lens, that said, there are better lenses.

SLRGear: The previous version of the 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS is very similar to the new STM version: optically, they provide nearly identical test results. The only real differences are the new STM motor and an additional diaphragm blade to make up the aperture.

Canon EF-S 18-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS
For a few dollars more you can get 65mm more "reach" to your telephoto end: optically, it's about the same quality, but you don't get the new STM focusing motor.

The latest version of the Sigma 18-125 also has some advantages over the 18-135 in a few areas.

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