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01-26-2013, 05:34 AM   #1
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Is the DA18-270mm better than the DA18-55 and DA18-135mm?

OK I've just been looking at the Ephotozine review of the K5iis. To show the performance of the sensor, the reviewer shot the same scene with a variety of common kit lenses (my choice would have been to include at least one quality prime such as the DA35, but hey - that's just me!)

I found the comparison between the 18-55 / 18-135 / 18-270 lenses at 18mm interesting! The 18-55 (bottom images in the crops below) is really bad, which matches my own experience, the 18-135 is a little better (middle image), but the 18-270 (top) is much better, with acceptable edge sharpness at 18mm - something the other two lenses can't deliver. To be honest, this flies in the face of my expectations!

The full review with sample images is here:

01-27-2013, 01:08 AM   #2
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At 55mm (53mm) borders of DA 18 - 135 mm looks better. Anyway, these lenses are not for pixel-peepers; on resized photos all three looks good enough.


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