New lens tested
We tested the innovative 18-55mm in three key areas of optical performance
A good performer for a kit lens, scoring the best results at the widest end, though the edges are very soft when wide open.
Controlled well across the focal length range but becomes more of an issue at the edges at 18mm at maximum aperture.
Barrel distortion is noticeable at shorter focal lengths, but it’s not excessive. Pin-cushioning is negligible at 55mm.