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- Feb 17, 2012
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Or could be the lighting. I think the right side has less light, and the left side has more light. The first image the flash was off. The second image the flash was on.
That wouldn't account for the blur. The exposure time is the same across the frame.
I looked at the first sample picture and thought that maybe the lens had badly decentered elements...I mean, the first image seems like you were squared-up pretty well with the group, and the right side is soft, almost as if the lens had taken a very hard impact and had decentered an element. The second image looks pretty bad...it has that shot through the bottom of a Coke bottle look that reminded me of the ORIGINAL 18-55mm Canon kit zoom lens that came with the ORIGINAL Digital Rebel models in the USA...a realllllllly cheap, awful,awful lens that was sold only in North America, while the remainder of the word got a USM-equipped kit 18-55 lens that was world's better. I had one of those 18-55's, and at 18mm it was absolutely HORRIBLE, with really bad (as in worst-I-have-ever-seen-in-40-years_ chromatic aberration that just killed sharpness...it made things fringe so bad it was like looking at a 3-D baseball card...
I dunno what's going on with your samples...they seem to be very subpar. How often does this happen? Does it happen onl;y at the very short end of the zoom's range? Is the lens you have a used lens? Could the lens maybe be one of those OLD, original, non-USM 18-55 kit lenses? Some dealers will scour the market for NOS or New Old Stock, sold wholesale at lowball prices, in order to make their own package deals.