DA 18-135


stu49

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 11:30
Any more thoughts on this lens, now it's been out a while ?

Apart from the price that is !!

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simonkit

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 12:29
Initial indications suggest that IQ isn't good enough for the price been asked - it's the only thought I've had about it to be honest

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stu49

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 12:37
Have just read a review which shows IQ is better than the 18-250 (which I have now), but not as good as the DA* 18-150 (??).

I think the high price is due to the new DC focusing system and the WR !!

Nice range though for walk about !? Very tempted !!

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johnriley

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 12:46
It's an attractive range and the WR is a useful feature. If it is better than the 18-250mm then it's absolutely good enough. The 18-250mm is not at all a poor lens.
Best regards, John

stu49

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 12:57
Here's the review I read :

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boeforce

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 13:23
I'm very interested in this lens.
It is said the DC motor is faster than the 'poor' SDM.
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Liang

Mike-P

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 14:47
Had the price been around the same as its Nikon/Canon counterparts (or just a little more due to WR) then I would have one as a walkabout lens but I do think it's much too expensive.

Been given a price of 400 plus postage by a very good dealer which is more acceptable so I may talk myself into buying one yet.
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Gwyn

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 15:03
I agree Mike, it is too expensive. 400GBP is more like it, that would be almost tempting. Almost.

Cheapest I have found it here is 599, which is not tempting.

stu49

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 15:17
Mike-P wrote:

Been given a price of 400 plus postage by a very good dealer which is more acceptable so I may talk myself into buying one yet.

pity you didn't share it with us !?

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Last Edited by stu49 on 26/01/2011 - 15:21

Mike-P

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 15:19
stu49 wrote:
Mike-P wrote:

Been given a price of 400 plus postage by a very good dealer which is more acceptable so I may talk myself into buying one yet.

pity you didn't share it with us !?

Pity you didn't just ask instead making a sarcastic face
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 26/01/2011 - 15:20

Roscoe

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 17:29
johnriley wrote:
It's an attractive range and the WR is a useful feature. If it is better than the 18-250mm then it's absolutely good enough. The 18-250mm is not at all a poor lens.

John,
When are we going to see an in depth review of the 18-35mm WR?

Possibly by your good self?


Kindest regards,

Peter.

johnriley

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 17:55
Roscoe wrote:
johnriley wrote:
It's an attractive range and the WR is a useful feature. If it is better than the 18-250mm then it's absolutely good enough. The 18-250mm is not at all a poor lens.

John,
When are we going to see an in depth review of the 18-35mm WR?

Possibly by your good self?


Kindest regards,

Peter.

Can't really predict things like that as everything always happens at short notice!
Best regards, John

stu49

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 18:56
Roscoe wrote:
johnriley wrote:
It's an attractive range and the WR is a useful feature. If it is better than the 18-250mm then it's absolutely good enough. The 18-250mm is not at all a poor lens.

John,
When are we going to see an in depth review of the 18-35mm WR?

Possibly by your good self?


Kindest regards,

Peter.

here's my mini review, as posted elsewhere :

just taken delivery of my new lens ! DA 18-135 AL IF DC WR (phew!)

first impressions are good ! compared IQ with DA 18-250, DA 55-300 and DFA 100/2.8 Macro, and it beats them all !!

so it should at this price !! lol


Hope this helps !

and of course this again link

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Last Edited by stu49 on 31/01/2011 - 18:58

Don

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 18:58
stu49 wrote:
Roscoe wrote:
Quote:
It's an attractive range and the WR is a useful feature. If it is better than the 18-250mm then it's absolutely good enough. The 18-250mm is not at all a poor lens.

John,
When are we going to see an in depth review of the 18-35mm WR?

Possibly by your good self?


Kindest regards,

Peter.

here's my mini review, as posted elsewhere :

just taken delivery of my new lens ! DA 18-135 AL IF DC WR (phew!)

first impressions are good ! compared IQ with DA 18-250, DA 55-300 and DFA 100/2.8 Macro, and it beats them all !!

so it should at this price !! lol


Hope this helps !

post some photos please. especially your comparison to the 100mm macro.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

stu49

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 17:29
Just for you Don : 18-135 then Macro

link

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