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01-25-2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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Da* 18-50

I was wondering what the problems are with this lens because ive heard a buncha great things about it and some really bad things about it and how risky is it getting one. I also heard about there being a second generation of it and that it was greatly improved and if so how would I be able to acquire such a version and or how would I know that the one I get is the new version/generation of the lens.


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01-25-2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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i think you meant 16-50.
someone else can chime in but i don't think you can really tell if it's a 2nd generation or not. some have stated serial numbers but i'd get a lens someone else has tested or test one in a store.
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I'd suggest waiting to buy this lens. I'd assume that it'll get better on time. It's really just pure luck getting a good copy of this lens. The DA* 50-135 is a far better lens in terms of quality control.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Silus001 Quote
I was wondering what the problems are with this lens because ive heard a buncha great things about it and some really bad things about it and how risky is it getting one. I also heard about there being a second generation of it and that it was greatly improved and if so how would I be able to acquire such a version and or how would I know that the one I get is the new version/generation of the lens.
The second generation DA* 16-50 was brought to my attention in a post by a highly respected professional photographer and forum contributor, benjikan. I am hoping he will elaborate on the post he made on January 8th, regarding this second generation lens.

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