Thanks for the examples.
At the time I owned the 35/1.4 and 55-200. Compared to those 2, the 18/2 lacks a bit.Thanks for the examples.
I guess I haven't learned enough to judge IQ, those look good enough to satisfy me.
Small size is nice in a lens and camera, but IQ and usability are top of my list.
And right now, maybe versatility as I'm trying to decide my next purchase.
I have 10-24, 16-50, 55-200, 23f2, 35f2, and 60f2.4. I'm fairly happy with all except the 16-50 (nice size and not-terrible IQ, but slow). I'm thinking the 16-55 or another couple of primes.
Decisions.....decisions! I've been considering the 18mm FL for a compact hiking kit which would include my 27mm f2.8. But.....I've been playing with the panorama mode (vertical hold) using my 50mm f2 which gives nice results. I've also been stitching 2 vertical shots with my 27mm using ICE to process and the final image width pretty much duplicates what the 16mm gives.Andy remember this lens has to please you and if it does whats more important then that? Its a nice compact lens and if I was looking for that FL I sure would give it a try. Good luck.