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Nov 12, 2016 20:23 |  #1

Didn't see a thread for the "lowly" kit lens. This little guy doesn't get a lot of love but if you shoot in it's sweet spot it's a great little lens.

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Nov 17, 2016 06:45 |  #2

Since no one else wants to play, I'll just play with myself. :-)

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Nov 26, 2016 16:46 |  #3

Looks like I'm still playing with myself. :-P

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Dec 07, 2016 10:21 |  #4

Nice shots. I agree that I don't think it gets the credit it deserves. With the kit lens and the 10-18, they cover the majority of my shots. I also have the 35/1.8 when I need it.




  
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Dec 24, 2016 12:14 |  #5

I agree, this is an underrated lens. Here's a few shots of downtown Detroit done with 1650.

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Even good for a slow shutter night shot

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That said, I think I will be going back to 18-55 as my go-to "portable" setup. It's not that much bigger (not like I'm going to pocket it either way) and it is just a bit better optically. Doesn't have 16mm but alas the 1650 is the weakest at that FL.

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Dec 31, 2016 14:10 |  #6

Truth? I like this little lens too... I uploaded the profile into LR and it does a great job... it's up to par with most other kit lenses..and tiny which is why I went mirrorless in the 1st place.


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Its a fine, small lens.

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Feb 11, 2017 22:50 |  #11

Very nice shots! I don't know why are there so many "bad" reviews of this lens, but here are shots that say the opposite.


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May 03, 2017 11:44 |  #13

what is the sweet spot range of this lens?




  
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May 03, 2017 14:59 as a reply to  @ Kaval's post |  #14

I'd say starting from about 19-20mm, f8.

Many people are saying it's soft at 50 but mine seems ok.


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May 04, 2017 08:19 |  #15

Amamba wrote in post #18345454 (external link)
I'd say starting from about 19-20mm, f8.

Many people are saying it's soft at 50 but mine seems ok.

Thanks Amamba.

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