18-105G lens test

Started Aug 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
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GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,616
18-105G lens test

A number of us have been looking for more information on the 18-105G.  Is it better than the kit lenses?  How good is it anyway?  I took some time to run a test today, and below is the link to some comparisons.  I compared the 18-105 against the 20mm pancake lens and the 16-50pz kit lens.


Here are some of my thoughts after reviewing the files.

  • The 20mm pancake is a really nice lens, and I don't know why it doesn't get more praise.  
  • Oddly, results from all 3 lenses seemed slightly better at f4 than at f5.6 (at 20mm)
  • At 50mm, the 18-105 improved at f5.6.
  • The 18-105 consistently had good color, rivaling the prime.
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Gary W.

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Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Sony Alpha NEX-5 +8 more
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