Are the RF-S kit lenses 'awful'?

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Larry Rexley Contributing Member • Posts: 967
Are the RF-S kit lenses 'awful'?
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I've heard that the new RF-S 18-45mm IS STM f4.5 - 6.3 and RF-S 18-150 f3.5-6.3 are 'awful' based on samples someone has seen in this forum.

I find this surprising, based on my experience with the EF-M 15-45 f3.5-6.3 and EF-M 18-150 f3.5-6.3 lenses. The 18-150 on both mounts appears to be similar if not nearly identical, and I've found both EF-M kit lenses to be decent, fairly sharp lenses - assuming you get a good copy... the EF-M 15-45 in particular suffers from some fair to poor copies floating around.

Is the 'awful' label accurate for the RF-S kit lenses? Does anyone have a good experience with either or both of these lenses, especially good sample images? Do they seem to suffer from copy variation as the EF-M 15-45 kit lens does?

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