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navinmahabir

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18-55 Samples

My greatest complaint with this lens is the strange/unexpected distortion. At somewhere between focal lengths of 24mm - 28mm the distortion is best controlled. Contrast, color, and sharpness are good all over. Bokeh is pleasant, I think... Obviously, some of these images have been played with a bit, and the camera does allow a lot of manipulation when shooting, but, for example, the shot of the Mercedes is pretty untouched.

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ISO 6400, 21mm, f4, 1/20

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ISO 320, 24mm, f4, 1/20

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ISO 200, 18mm, f4, 1/1000

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ISO 250, 42mm, f4.5, 1/80

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ISO 200, 28mm, f4, 1/50
 

Penny

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This is the only lens I have at present which means any 'pics' posted on this site are taken with it, perhaps when 'posting' more information could be added to the bottom of the pics? I like to know what camera and any technical: details there are.
 

Poki

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In my opinion it's pretty good for a kit zoom. Yes, the distortions at 18 mm are horrible, but as always, in field conditions it's not all that relevant. At least it's a decent lens to start with.

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Edit: Thanks, Amin!
 

Amin Sabet

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PS: How can you directly integrate Flickr-images here like Delhaye did?
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serhan

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nex5 2010 shots from Norway

NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    37mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200


NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    18mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200


NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    18mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 200
 

serhan

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NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    20mm    f/4.0    1/160s    ISO 200


NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    36mm    f/5.0    1/1250s    ISO 200


NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    25mm    f/4.5    1/640s    ISO 200


NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    24mm    f/4.5    1/200s    ISO 200
 

serhan

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NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    31mm    f/4.5    1/800s    ISO 200


NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    27mm    f/4.5    1/320s    ISO 200


NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    19mm    f/5.6    1/80s    ISO 200


NEX-5    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    22mm    f/4.5    1/40s    ISO 1000
 

macjim

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Am I correct in saying that there is lens correction built into the NEX-5N's software that'll fix in-camera, this distortion mentioned previously?


Cheers, Macjim.
 

Poki

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Yes, that's correct. Altough the distortion isn't really a problem in field conditions, it's nice they thought of fixing it via software. I just hope we don't get as bad lenses as on m4/3 (without software correction, many of them are horrible - just look the reviews at photozone).
 

Bugleone

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For general hand-held photography the 18-55 is as good as you need and better than many other lenses......

NEX-3    ---    18mm    f/8.0    1/25s    ISO 200


NEX-3    ---    44mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200


NEX-3    ---    18mm    f/8.0    1/800s    ISO 200
 

freddytto

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18/55 mm

These are some photos taken with the 18/55


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miniature effect

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some B&W

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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy_007/6535182667/" title="My love Alex by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr">View attachment 24399"686" height="1024" alt="My love Alex"></a>


I'm very happy with this lens kit and I love my nex5n, also I have the 16mm pancake and I have no complaint about anything... : O
 

Phoenix

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Excellent set Freddytto, I particularly like the B/W image with the red selective filter. The bits of red gives the overall image a different atmosphere.

Well done
 

freddytto

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Thanks Pénix, the nex5n is great and believe me I am very happy with this little camera, I'm learning a lot ...
 

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Bobcat

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Here are a few that I took from an outing with my friend. These were taken with my decentered lens. :) Looking forward to having a better copy, as I thought the IQ on these is very decent.

NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    34mm    f/7.1    1/500s    ISO 100


NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    55mm    f/9.0    1/200s    ISO 100


NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    24mm    f/7.1    1/160s    ISO 100
 
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