18-150mm vs 40mm 2.8 STM - not good for the 18-150

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davev8
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Re: 18-150mm vs 40mm 2.8 STM - not good for the 18-150
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kb1dqh wrote:

I bought the 18-150mm (included in my M6 ii kit) in hopes it would rival my old 24-105 mark 1 (good copy). I sold that lens, but I still have my 40mm 2.8 STM, a lens I'd say is comparable to the 24-105 at 40mm. See results below. Do I have a bad copy of the 18-150 or is this expected? I'm pretty close to returning... maybe the 15-45mm is better? As great as primes are, zoom is helpful when backpacking / hiking.

All on trip at f7.1 at 40mm. I'll show the full images and then the crops of the focus point. I used Lightroom as my raw editor, no adjustments.

40 2.8 focused on the portland sign

15-150 focused on Portland sign

40mm crop

18-150 crop

40mm focused on yellow pillow

18-150 yellow pillow

40mm

18-150

40mm on elephant

18-150 on elephant

40mm crop

18-150mm crop

Thoughts?

i think the 18-150 is putting up a good show ..you are compering a super zoom to a slow prime.....the 18-150 is close to the 24-105 but but not as good  ...as you may expect evan throw the 24-105 is not the sharpest L zoom

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