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04-06-2008, 06:54 AM   #1
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Pentax 18-55 vs 18-55II for infrared

Was getting ready to trade off original 18-55 and keep the new 18-55II version. New version is better for standard photography. Now I hear that my 16-45 isn't good for IR ( hot spots), but the 18-55 is almost perfect. Is the new 18-55 good or bad? Suspect the aspheric element in the 16-45 may cause problems. The new 18-55II now has one also. Don't want to get rid of a good IR performer. Already have the Hoya 52 IR filter.
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If you have both, try to do some test shots on the same conditions, and post some results.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Suspect the aspheric element in the 16-45 may cause problems. The new 18-55II now has one also. Don't want to get rid of a good IR performer.
The old one has aspherical element as well (hence the "AL" in the name). The "II" has one element less but it appears a regular spherical element is missing. It is possible that Pentax got rid of one spherical element and redesigned one aspherical to replace it and improve performance at the same time.
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