Showcase Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Amin Sabet, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Anyone have this lens and some photos to post?
  2. navinmahabir

    navinmahabir New to TalkEmount

    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.

    ISO 6400, 21mm, f4, 1/20

    ISO 320, 24mm, f4, 1/20

    ISO 200, 18mm, f4, 1/1000

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

    ISO 200, 28mm, f4, 1/50
  3. Penny

    Penny TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    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.
  4. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    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.

    <a href="" title="Nature 05_03 by Poki5, on Flickr"> 6086614061_22c6857623_z. "640" height="426" alt="Nature 05_03"></a>

    <a href="" title="Nature 05_02 by Poki5, on Flickr"> 6087157332_c53867df07_z. "640" height="426" alt="Nature 05_02"></a>

    <a href="" title="Nature 04_05 by Poki5, on Flickr"> 5915060450_fb96d48ffc_z. "640" height="426" alt="Nature 04_05"></a>

    Edit: Thanks, Amin!
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
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    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
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    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
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    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
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    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
  10. macjim

    macjim TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 10, 2011
    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.
  11. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    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).
  12. Bugleone

    Bugleone TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 21, 2011
    For general hand-held photography the 18-55 is as good as you need and better than many other lenses......



  13. jebuskrust

    jebuskrust TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Limassol, Cyprus
    I love the kind of light you guys get in Scandinavia...
  14. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    18/55 mm

    These are some photos taken with the 18/55

    <a href="" title="rEd nIgHt by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6324098367_f5cb63e5f3_b. "1024" height="576" alt="rEd nIgHt"></a>

    <a href="" title="RED1 by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6324903850_4d7c09cee7_b. "1024" height="442" alt="RED1"></a>

    miniature effect

    <a href="" title="broadway by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6484618797_0c38e857d7_b. "1024" height="682" alt="broadway"></a>

    <a href="" title="Hot Bagels&amp;Deli store by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6316839014_dbb6d7459c_b. "1024" height="680" alt="Hot Bagels&amp;Deli store"></a>

    <a href="" title="Central Park Reservoir by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6535182709_58b83f027a_b. "1024" height="680" alt="Central Park Reservoir"></a>

    <a href="" title="Harley Davison by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6546424585_44aed622d8_b. "688" height="1024" alt="Harley Davison"></a>

    some B&W

    <a href="" title="Times Square, 46nd Street by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6534989471_c1bd3271c5_b. "1024" height="597" alt="Times Square, 46nd Street"></a>

    <a href="" title="5th Avenue Museum Mile by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr"> 6535182637_db8f7206ed_b. "1024" height="786" alt="5th Avenue Museum Mile"></a>

    <a href="" title="My love Alex by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr">"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
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  15. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    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
  16. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Thanks PĂ©nix, the nex5n is great and believe me I am very happy with this little camera, I'm learning a lot ...
  17. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
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    Nice range of shots.
  18. Khozema

    Khozema New to TalkEmount

    Dec 3, 2011
    <a href="" title="Nex3-00356 by k_nagdi, on Flickr"> 6652274683_8e3d69fdfa_b. "1024" height="681" alt="Nex3-00356"></a>

    <a href="" title="Nex3-00374 by k_nagdi, on Flickr"> 6652276729_3052eda0b0_b. "1024" height="681" alt="Nex3-00374"></a>
  19. Bobcat

    Bobcat TalkEmount Rookie

    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.