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  1. #1
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    Is the a100 Kit lens the same as the KM 5D's?

    Hey Sony DSLers, Don invited me, so I thought I'd drop by.

    I have been playing with my new 5D, and while I'm having a ball, I'm really not enjoying the kit lens. It zooms and focuses smoothly and all, but my pictures are not quite "right". I seem to be getting a lot of CA in some landscape shots I'm taking and general softness, even after playing with the settings.

    I know the general consensus is that the a100 kit is a piece of junk, so I was wondering if it is nothing more than a rebadged KM? And even if it isn't, is the KM kit pretty bad as well?

    Thanks.

    -Brian
    Last edited by unclebrudy; 04-12-2007 at 10:36 AM.
    grip: KM Maxxum 5D | Minolta 50mm f1.4 neck: Sony A200 | Minolta 70-210mm f4
    backup: Fuji s6000fd | pocket: Fuji F20SE
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  2. #2
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    Thumbs down SONY didn't improve on it

    The KM-Kit is effectively identical. So, I suspect that solves that mystery.

    The fact is, there are a few threads that address the infamous "kit lens" and some super recommendations on what to get and how cheap it will be to have better glass to use.

    I suggest you simply review the SONY DSLR forum's material and take what you can from it. It's really nowhere near the amount of material a lot of the other forums have, but you'll find just about all your answers are recently addressed.

    Good luck and happy reading.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  3. #3
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    Thumbs up Thanks Don.

    Just as I suspected. Drat.

    I actually have been absorbing a lot of this Sony Forum's previous threads regarding the a100 kit lens alternatives, and suffice to say now that my question in this thread has been answered I am that much more interested in them.

    The TAMRON 18-200 or 18-250 look mighty nice based on your recommendations.

    Thanks again.

    -Brian
    grip: KM Maxxum 5D | Minolta 50mm f1.4 neck: Sony A200 | Minolta 70-210mm f4
    backup: Fuji s6000fd | pocket: Fuji F20SE
    sentimental: Sony DSC-S85
    wife: Canon s800IS | 9yo daughter: Canon s410

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