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

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
OP Keith Lommel Contributing Member • Posts: 740
Re: Do I have a bad copy of the 18-55?

Steve Bingham wrote:

Well, it does have OS. However, I never use mine. I much prefer my primes. Probably sell it. I have a 14, 27, 50, 90, and 50-240. The 18-55 is the weak link - my first Fuji lens. It IS lightweight and does have OS. Probably a decent travel lens. Expecting it to perform well wide open is a little unrealistic. Again, stop it down a few stops and enjoy.

I love primes too, but was hoping for acceptable sharpness for those occasions when primes are impractical. The thing is, I get much more acceptable results in terms of edge-to-edge sharpness from the 14-140 super zoom in my Micro 4/3 system. I had hoped the Fuji could have matched or beat that performance. Oh well.

(For what it's worth, the photos I've shared and seen this in were all stopped down at least one stop, if not more.)

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