Do I have a bad copy of the 18-55?

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OP Keith Lommel Contributing Member • Posts: 740
Re: Do I have a bad copy of the 18-55?

TheSloth wrote:

My experience with the 18-55 has been bad overall. It is an original kit lense, came with camera, in 2013, replaced under warranty in 2013, because of dust inside it.

It produced muddy pictures (of foilage, buildings) all the time. In a few situations it does produce excellent pictures (which is probably why the lense is highly regarded by all). My distrust of OIS (even when it is switched off) is probably because of this lense.

I always felt that it was impossible to predict what the final rendering (RAW or JPEG) would be (the 35mm and 18mm lenses are quiet predictable for me).

Thanks for the input. Based on the high regard this lens has, I was hoping for better.

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