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03-02-2013, 11:41 AM   #16
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I am hanging on to my original version I because it is a rare collectors item like the 8 element Takumar.
I'm going to be replacing mine but will hang on to it simply because it won't really sell for much.

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I am hanging on to my original version I because it is a rare collectors item like the 8 element Takumar.
I have 2 originals , one is unused in box.
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I am hanging on to my original version I because it is a rare collectors item like the 8 element Takumar.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wombat2go Quote
Comparison between the Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi kit lens Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
and the original Pentax kit lens 18 ~55mm

This is the Canon shot that was published by the club last year, and the 6 MB camera .jpg was sent to the parents. Exif: Full Auto Program AE 1/60 f/5.6 iso 200
https://www.box.com/s/ytgrhia346sxw78egfpy

I was standing alongside the Canon photographer with *ist DS and smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL My Exif: Manual mode 1/90 f/8 iso 400
https://www.box.com/s/gkddyi8xg6pm8k7y3gsb

Net exposures are about the same. I think there is a lot more lens flare in the EOS shot, the skin and leaf tones are washed out.
I think the Pentax shot is better in across the frame sharpness too.
I've owned the Canon and it was the worst lens I have ever used. It had terrible barrel distortion, purple fringing at all apertures, Snuggle soft at 18mm, and virtually unusable wide open. Oh and the build quality was crap too. Canon makes some terrific non-L lenses but they also peddle some garbage. I wasn't expecting much from my Pentax kit lens, but it is a keeper for the WR alone. However, it is an excellent value based off it's image quality as well.
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