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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:26 pm 
In actual when new more mp camera's will arrive overall picture quality will improve even with same lens. what about where first dslr was about 4 or 6 mega pixel ? mostly pro said same then increasing pixels will reduce quality. Today it's upto 18mp in crop sensor by canon and soon sony is going to introduce 24.6 in crop. We will ever see improvement.


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I wonder how the new 18-55 stacks up against the old one...

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I can't remember the reference now, but I was under the impression the "new" kit lens was to have the same optical design. I think the only differences were probably for ease of manufacturing.

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I'm testing the 600D / T3i with the new 18-55mm kit lens, so all the samples you'll see will be from this lens.


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Is there going to be quick comparison between the new kit and the previous one?

Maybe just one picture taken with each to show if they are roughly the same quality? I'm doubting that they've improved the image quality much if at all.

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today i take my friend to buy DSLR and i and get a chance to play with both of the lens. :)

For BQ i will take the old version and day of week.
some how to my supirse the IQ form 18-55 IS II have much better color. :shock:

maybe because it a new design lens. :?:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:33 pm 
Hi,

Though I have not read any full review of this lens or the 600D, I happened to come across a reviewer who wasn't happy with the new kit lens. According to him, the new kit lens suffered from worse fringing and distortion problems. The only improvement, he mentioned, was that Canon claimed an additional stop of improvement.

What most reviewers seemed to agree on was the clichéd: To get the full advantage of the 18MPs, you need something better than the kit lens!

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The thing with having so many pixels is I guess that it is going to make decent lenses look poor.


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I will try and do a quick comparison once the main camera review is finished.


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Thank you Gordon.

I'm more curious than anything else.

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I did my test shots yesterday at 18, 35 and 55mm and will process them next week.


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Hi everyone, I've just finished my review!

NEW! Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i review!


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It is worth noting, that the kit lens is not sharp when it zooms far out, especially at 55mm.

I have heard from a Nikon owner, that they have the same problem. Theirs is not sharp at 18mm, but is when zoomed in further.

Gordon,
What zoom points (mm) did you use for the photographs, where you compared it to the Sony? link

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Hi Canon500D, I always state the focal length used in those comparisons - for the outdoor results, it was 24mm on the Canon kit lens. It's in the 3rd paragraph. The indoor results were at 27mm.

The gallery page has samples at 18mm, 55mm and a couple of inbetween values.

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Thanks Gordon, nice review!

You've chosen to not crop the images in the gallery tab, but to give a link to the original files?

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