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03-23-2012, 10:53 AM   #16
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If/when you do a comparison of this lens against the 16-45, I would be very interested. This thread has made me start thinking of getting the 18-135 WR to replace my 16-45.
I have both, I kept the 16-45 for the extra wide angle. On our cruise last fall I did not take the 16-45 and sure missed it, as far as comparison in between the 2 lenses go, I do think that the 16-45 has better IQ but would not give up the 18-135 either, it has good range and IQ is more than acceptable.

For anyone interested, here are the cruise pictures, 95% were taken with the 18-135, the only other lens that I had with me was the 55-300. Caribbean Cruise Fall 2011 Photo Gallery by Heinrich Lohmann at pbase.com

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I do think that the 16-45 has better IQ but would not give up the 18-135 either, it has good range and IQ is more than acceptable.
I have both as well and I agree with Heinrich.
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Thanks for the input re: 16-45 folks!
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Thanks for the input re: 16-45 folks!
You may be interested in this comparison, 18-135, 16-45 and 15mm. The images were uploaded at full resolution, click on the magnifying glass to pixel peep.
https://picasaweb.google.com/bonhommed/Comparo?authkey=Gv1sRgCLOD9LjmoOKTlAE#

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Unless can view @ 100% I can't see much difference except with and without CPL filter :P
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Unless can view @ 100% I can't see much difference except with and without CPL filter :P
You can view at 100%. Click on the photo, click on the magnifying glass, click on + a couple of times. You will see 14.6MP photos.
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
You may be interested in this comparison, 18-135, 16-45 and 15mm. The images were uploaded at full resolution, click on the magnifying glass to pixel peep.
https://picasaweb.google.com/bonhommed/Comparo?authkey=Gv1sRgCLOD9LjmoOKTlAE#
Thanks for the comparison set Dan - exactly what I am looking for with the added bonus of the 15ltd - I will be studying these images some more later tonight.
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Anymore sample shots?

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stormtech, you put the horizon line right in the middle, so it's hard to determine the amount of barrel distortion in each lens... but not to worry, we'll getter done.

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The sky look amazing IMHO.
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This lens is tempting me I am wondering if I got this lens it would make me not use my 50 - 200mm. I really want a good replacement for the stock 18-50mm the K5 comes with and thought this one would be great but I do like the 50 - 200mm and dont want to let it got to disuse because its easeir to use the 18 - 135mm. Any insights from those of you that own this?
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I must say that this lens handles very well on the K5, great balance in the hand. Also as the review said, it can focus very close which I like as well. The bokeh is surprisingly nice too.





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QuoteOriginally posted by Viperwife Quote
This lens is tempting me I am wondering if I got this lens it would make me not use my 50 - 200mm. I really want a good replacement for the stock 18-50mm the K5 comes with and thought this one would be great but I do like the 50 - 200mm and dont want to let it got to disuse because its easeir to use the 18 - 135mm. Any insights from those of you that own this?
If you find that it's easier to use the 18-135 you'll be happy you bought the 18-135 I guess. If you don't use the 50-200 anymore just sell it If you want to zoom further you could go for the DA 50-300, much better optics!

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@ Karelson: Very nice sky indeed!

@ Zorglub: Nice shots. I have noticed that there are many 'macro-like' shots which are looking awesome. The 18-135 really excels here..

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Hi Tomm. SInce you are familiar with the 55-300mm, this comparison may interest you. The 55-300mm is a little better in the corners than the 18-135, but you will need to pixel peep at full resolution to see it, or print at an ungodly size. Click on the magifying glass, then zoom in:
https://picasaweb.google.com/bonhommed/18135Vs55300?authkey=Gv1sRgCO7y5LGM3-rKEA#

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