Is the 18-55 F4-5.6 good?

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TeeJay626 Regular Member • Posts: 371
Re: Is the 18-55 F4-5.6 good?

an_also wrote:

How is this lens in general? Good sharpness? I can get one used for almost nothing so I’m considering it for my 80d As a walk around lens. I’m referring to the newest iteration of the kit lens.

I’m not expecting miracles but it sounds like a half decent lens. Am I correct in assuming this?


Of all of the 18-55 kit lenses, the STM version would be best.  Yes, they are basic kit lenses, but in the right conditions you can get some decent shots.  For a little more, I'd recommend the Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 Contemporary.  You can pick one up used for a decent price, it's faster, longer and wider and significantly sharper.  I use this for my walk around lens and am very happy with it.

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