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08-26-2007, 08:53 AM   #1
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18-55 Kit lens versus 16-45 DA??

It seems the resolution is better with the 16-45.....however the CA seems to be harsh....

Which is better???

Is the 16-45 worth the price???

Are there better lens in this zoom range??

Plz leave out the DA*


08-26-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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If you get a decent copy of the 18-55, the only reason to get the 16-45 is for the wide angle and faster aperture near the telephoto end. They both hold very high potential. If you find yourself trying to back up a few steps even when set to 18mm, then that would be good reason for 16mm.

The photozone samples using the 18-55 are considerably worse than what I have gotten with my 18-55. In fact, so are the 16-45 samples compared to what I've seen others do with the same lens.
08-27-2007, 01:42 AM   #3
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Until that bad review of the 16-45 almost everyone was quite ecstatic about its performance. I have used the 16-45 for 15months now and have had no complaint about the CA and have very much enjoyed the wide angle and off the card sharpness, definitely worth the upgrade. In Oz last year the kit upgrade was from the 18-55 sigma DC so for me it was a huge improvement.

After a wedding an attendee commented on how close I was standing to the group and yet getting everyone in - that is the benefit of 16mm.

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