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Canon 18-55mm IS STM vs 24mm 2.8?

 
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Apr 16, 2015 16:28 |  #16

I would go with the 18-55 (well, I actually did), I also bought the 100D with the non IS kit lens, which was sold the day I bought it.

I bought the 18-55 STM and have found it to be the nicest 18-xx lens Canon have made, it's sharp, it's light, it's got super fast AF, completely silent for video. I have the 50mm f1.8 for low light and shallow focus, and have also added the 55-250IS and now the 10-18 STM.

It makes for a lightweight, good quality kit for all situations.




  
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Apr 16, 2015 16:38 |  #17

d123 wrote in post #17520246 (external link)
I would go with the 18-55 (well, I actually did), I also bought the 100D with the non IS kit lens, which was sold the day I bought it.

I bought the 18-55 STM and have found it to be the nicest 18-xx lens Canon have made, it's sharp, it's light, it's got super fast AF, completely silent for video..

Yeah, my experience is the same. The cheap kit lens puts my expensive 17-55 and 15-85 lenses to shame. (Admittedly the latter appear to be bad copies.)


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Apr 16, 2015 18:23 |  #18

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Yeah, my experience is the same. The cheap kit lens puts my expensive 17-55 and 15-85 lenses to shame. (Admittedly the latter appear to be bad copies.)

Don't feel bad-photozone.de shows in their tests that the 18-55mm STM kit lens IS better than the 17-55mm F 2.8 at common apertures! Yea, I know, I couldn't believe it either:

http://www.photozone.d​e …on_1855_3556stm​is?start=1 (external link) vs http://www.photozone.d​e …non_1755_28is_5​0d?start=1 (external link)

I rented the 17-55mm F 2.8 last summer-I got some nice shots with it, but it certainly did not blow me away, and I decided not to buy it, I found the kit lens at KEH for a little over 100 bucks in January-and I am pleased with it. As to the lack of F 2.8 on the kit lens-I have several fast lenses for my 5DII when I need the speed. :):-)


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Apr 16, 2015 22:16 |  #19

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Don't feel bad-photozone.de shows in their tests that the 18-55mm STM kit lens IS better than the 17-55mm F 2.8 at common apertures! Yea, I know, I couldn't believe it either:

http://www.photozone.d​e …on_1855_3556stm​is?start=1 (external link) vs http://www.photozone.d​e …non_1755_28is_5​0d?start=1 (external link)

I rented the 17-55mm F 2.8 last summer-I got some nice shots with it, but it certainly did not blow me away, and I decided not to buy it, I found the kit lens at KEH for a little over 100 bucks in January-and I am pleased with it. As to the lack of F 2.8 on the kit lens-I have several fast lenses for my 5DII when I need the speed. :):-)

This is what you could call the halo effect. When the 17-55mm came out ~10 years ago, it was such a sharp and versatile lens, great IQ, the first of its kind. It acquired a halo, and today we still sing its praises.

Meanwhile, new lenses appeared and kit lenses greatly improved. Now lowly kit lenses have comparable quality.

But in our minds some of us still carry the idea that lenses like the 17-55 and 15-85 are amazing and we hold kit lenses in contempt.

There's also the misconception that you "get what you pay for."

Hey, why spend $100 if you can spend $900?


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Apr 17, 2015 03:59 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #20

All excellent replies, really helpful so thankyou!

I've gone with the 18-55 STM anyway, it should be here in a few hours. costing me only £70 new i couldn't resist...compared to double that for a used Tamron 17-50.

The money saved can go towards another lens. Maybe the 10-18mm!


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Apr 17, 2015 04:14 |  #21

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All excellent replies, really helpful so thankyou!

I've gone with the 18-55 STM anyway, it should be here in a few hours. costing me only £70 new i couldn't resist...compared to double that for a used Tamron 17-50.

The money saved can go towards another lens. Maybe the 10-18mm!

I've actually had the Tamron 17-50 as well (IS and non-IS versions) and the STM kit lens compares very well with them at the common apertures.

I'm hoping to get some use of my 10-18 later today (it only arrived yesterday), the sun is out and the sky is blue :-).




  
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Apr 17, 2015 04:36 |  #22

Pancake 24 F2.8.




  
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Apr 17, 2015 05:10 |  #23

d123 wrote in post #17520827 (external link)
I've actually had the Tamron 17-50 as well (IS and non-IS versions) and the STM kit lens compares very well with them at the common apertures.

I'm hoping to get some use of my 10-18 later today (it only arrived yesterday), the sun is out and the sky is blue :-).

Let me know how the 10-18 goes today! Very tempted with that lens.


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Apr 29, 2015 09:16 as a reply to  @ kkerry.photo's post |  #24

Ive now had it just over a week, but haven't had a great deal of time to use it.

My initial thoughts are good build quality and great size and weight. It's the first really wide lens I have used that isn't totally ungainly or heavy and can easily slip into a small bag with the camera. The lens is only slightly bigger than a 18-55 kit lens.

Here is one of the photos I have taken (this was yesterday evening on my way home).

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Apr 29, 2015 09:52 |  #25

d123 wrote in post #17537101 (external link)
Ive now had it just over a week, but haven't had a great deal of time to use it.

My initial thoughts are good build quality and great size and weight. It's the first really wide lens I have used that isn't totally ungainly or heavy and can easily slip into a small bag with the camera. The lens is only slightly bigger than a 18-55 kit lens.

Here is one of the photos I have taken (this was yesterday evening on my way home).

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This is an awesome shot!




  
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Apr 30, 2015 14:01 |  #26

Another 10-18 STM example.

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Jun 11, 2015 03:48 |  #27

sample picture it was taken at a flower garden


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Jun 11, 2015 03:50 |  #28

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Everything looks smeared, soft and underexposed.


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Jun 11, 2015 19:27 as a reply to  @ Hermelin's post |  #29

Hi, so can you told me where i was go wrong so next time i can get a better image, thanks.




  
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Jun 11, 2015 20:59 |  #30

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Hi, so can you told me where i was go wrong so next time i can get a better image, thanks.

Over saturated in post.....


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