One lens travel solution: 16-80 vs 18-135

Started Jan 19, 2020 | Polls thread
Geekapoo
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Re: One lens travel solution: 16-80 vs 18-135

HatWearingFool wrote:

Clive99 wrote:

ken224 wrote:

Neither is a very good lens. You might be disappointed.

I will be a devil's advocate here: I am inclined to believe you will get better casual travel photos using a bridge camera like Sony RX10 and its variants. Weaker sensor but a much better lens with longer reach. Also has IOS.

What I am trying to say, is that you can trade sensor shortcomings for lens deficiencies. At least think about it.

Rx10 lens much better? Really? I find that very hard to believe. My 16-80 is pretty good, and my 18-135 is decent, though not as sharp as the 16-80. They may be weak compared to a decent prime or a red badge lens. I have not used the RX10, but have evaluated several copies of the rx100V. I find that lens weak. IMHO the 16-80 is much better than that lens.

The RX10 len’s (both the long and short model) are stellar. Simply in another league compared to the 16-80 and 18-135.

You you are looking for a one lens solution they are awesome options (unless you use a small prime as your one lens).

100% agree..the RX10 IV lens is much better than the 18-55 (which I own) and the 18-135 or the 16-80 (which I've used). For casual travel, I take the 18-55 and the 55-200 (plus the RX10 IV for longer reach).

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