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Old Aug 7, 2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Comparison of the 2 kit lenses option for NX100

This lens is expensive for a kit lens with plastic mount. I would not have bought it if I have to pay the full price of $249.Since there is no other third part manufacturers making lenses for this camera, so this lens is the only game in town if you choose to upgrade the kit lens. I was thinking the 18-200mm as well, but it is too expensive for my budget. For that much money, I can get a 100mm Macro F/2.8 IS L lens for my Canon system for not much more. Well, this is what I come up with after one day of using the 18-55mm OIS:

1.The 18-55mm OIS lens is a bigger lens and is heavier than the smallish 20-50mm.
2. It takes a 58mm filter rather than a 40.5mm which is sometimes difficult to get.
3. It comes with a bayonet mount lens hood which can be reversed mounted on the lens for storage.
4. The focus ring feels tighter and has a better feel when it is used to adjust the i-Function.
5. The 18-55mm has internal focus so the the front element of the lens does not turn making it perfect for using a polarizer.
6. It is a quiet lens and does not hunt in low light compared to the 20-50mm.
7. The zoom ring behaves normally like other lenses. It turns from right to left (minimum to maximum).
8. Lastly, the OIS on this lens works great.
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Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.

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Old Aug 8, 2012, 6:07 PM   #2
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Test review of the 18-55mm OIS:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/samsungnx10/page17.asp
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Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 3:59 PM   #3
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I took some pictures with the 18-55mm OIS lens at the Union City train station. The pictures turned out good about the same quality as the 20-50mm without the worry of fuzzy pictures due to lack of OIS.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ar...-pictures.html
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Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.

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Old Aug 14, 2012, 1:28 PM   #4
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Here is a few car pictures taken with the 20-50mm kit lens.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/tr...oking-car.html
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Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 1:52 PM   #5
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Default Another test review of the 18-55mm OIS kit lens

Another test review:

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sa...s-review-18825
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Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.
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