I know, I completely agree, my comment wasn't against the lens, more that people buy DSLR's expecting them to have a massive zoom on them, when they don't, well not with the kit lens. I need to take mine out this week, wanting a compact so want to see what a 50mm zoom is like in real life, its been so long since I used it I can't remember :( Looking at getting a G7xII or RX100 which both obviously have short optical zooms.
yes 'if' they are used to 30x zoom it will be 'less' 55mm will be around 3x zoom due to crop factors (obviously the lens is 3xzoom but thats different) when we are walking about 'seeing stuff' that is generally within the 18-55 range (near the middle) so its only when we want to get closer than normal that higher focal lengths come into play again though - if they are used to 30x and thought 55mm was more thats still not the lenses fault
yes but if they are used to using a 30x zoom on a compact camera then a 55 lens is likely to be a disappointment, whats that, roughly 1.8/2.2x zoom? I must admit I rarely have my 50mm lens on my DSLR, my 18-300 is usually on, but its apain cos its so big :(
as a phone is good enough for most people a 18-55mm lens is even more versatile
If anyone sells 10-18 lens for a decent price I would buy it.