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03-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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18-55mm WR to 35mm 2.4 - what difference?

Hello, I'm considering buying a prime lens to go with my 18-55mm wr kit lens and soon to be 58mm helios lens. I heard the plastic fantastic is great value. What I'm wondering (before I drop $170 on this) is what difference will I see in image quality? I realise that it's a much faster lens, but the kit lens peaks at 35mm too, so I'd imagine both are pretty sharp. Any informed opinions would be welcome.

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The Plastic Fantastic is a low aberration (including almost zero coma - important for astro shooters), high sharpness, low weight lens. It doesn't have the super smooth creamy bokeh of an FA limited but then it is priced accordingly. As with all primes, you will be giving up the versatility of the kit zoom.

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