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

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Andy01 Senior Member • Posts: 3,080
Re: 18-150mm vs 40mm 2.8 STM - not good for the 18-150

kb1dqh wrote:

Final conclusion! I returned my 18-150 and got a new copy. I really think it's a lot better. Take a look here. These are all crops based on the same original scene in the first post.

18-150 original copy

18-150 new copy

Lesson: There are copy variations in the 18-150. I think the new one is much better than before and, although not as good as the primes, not as different as before.

It certainly does look sharper.

I would say though that the comparison is close to worthless because they were taken at different settings.

It should probably not come as a huge surprise that the faster shutter speed (still not fast, but faster) produces sharper results.

Repeat your test under the same conditions with identical settings (to the original) and post those results - then we will truly see what the difference is. Hopefully it is still just as sharp.

Colin

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