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Standard zoom lens for Sony Nex system

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    thermodog
    thermodog  1
    27 Mar 2013 - 2:46 AM

    There have been some nice new lenses coming out for the Sony Nex system, but what I'd really like to have is a standard zoom lens with better optical quality than Sony's 18-55mm kit lens. Something that I'd feel comfortable with as an all-the-time lens. Does anyone else feel the same? This seems like a missed opportunity for Sony, or Sigma, or whoever.

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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314809 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Mar 2013 - 5:26 AM

    And you, should have gone M4/3 Smile

    dazzaman
    dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
    27 Mar 2013 - 10:51 AM

    I don't think the standard 18-55 is that bad Paul.it seems sharp enough for me.I also have the 50mm 1;8 now that is sharp

    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3593 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    27 Mar 2013 - 11:40 AM

    Have you had a look at the 16-50mm:
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sony-e-16-50mm-f-3-5-5-6-oss-lens-review-20667

    jovanovic
    jovanovic e2 Member 2jovanovic vcard France
    27 Mar 2013 - 1:17 PM

    Sigma 19mm f/2.8 + Sigma 30mm f/2.8 + Sony 50mm f/1.8 oss = better optical quality & sharpness Smile

    jovanovic
    jovanovic e2 Member 2jovanovic vcard France
    27 Mar 2013 - 1:20 PM

    Or e-mount adapter to favorite optics without AF Smile

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314809 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Mar 2013 - 4:15 PM


    Quote: I don't think the standard 18-55 is that bad Paul.it seems sharp enough for me.I also have the 50mm 1;8 now that is sharp

    Neither do I, but this question does seem to crop up a lot, maybe people expect too much from this kit lens.

    petebfrance
    27 Mar 2013 - 7:15 PM

    This is interesting. There is a review here:
    Page 2
    which basically says (well, my interpretation) its a really good lens if you get a good one.
    There seems to be a lot of that about, these days - how the &"#[ is the consumer supposed to be able to test what they've bought to see if it is a good 'un or a bad 'un? What is QC, one asks?

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314809 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Mar 2013 - 7:46 PM

    The problem is that lenses are not tested out in the real world.

    You can spend all day comparing pictures of brick walls and some lenses will look better than others.

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