Buying the X-T4 - but which kit lens

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Joachim Gerstl
Joachim Gerstl Veteran Member • Posts: 8,634
Re: No question

Alan_Hogg wrote:

Joachim Gerstl wrote:


Simply get the 16-55 and report back. The only ones who think that the 16-55 is only a little better than the 18-55 never shot with the 16-55. Everybody who changed to the 16-55 knows how much better this lens is. It's like night and day.

Hi Joachim

This is simply not true. I have read many posts about people questioning the quality of 16-55 photos. I owed one myself for 12 months and eventually gave up on it in favour of the 18-55 which was equally good except at the 55 mm end and even then the difference was marginal in A3+ prints. So I for one would not call getting the 16-55 a no-brainer. Perhaps my 18-55 is extra good and the 16-55 I had was mediocre, who knows?


Hamilton, New Zealand.

There is not absolute truth. Some people appreciate the difference some don't. Not all people are the same. The 16-55 is significantly better than the 18-55 and I'm not talking about sharpness. Sharpness is one aspect of many.

It's like high end audio. Everybody recognises better sound quality. Our ears are the same. It's just a question if someone is willing to spend that money or not. But to say all sounds more or less the same no matter if you spend $1.000 or $50.000 is nonsense.

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