Good Stuff Awards 2016: Best Standard Zoom
Nearly everyone buys a camera with a standard zoom. The lens that you get then, since because the price difference between a camera body and body with a kit lens is so small that you can more accurately talk about “getting” than “buying,” is amazingly good. Even though you find out after a while that you cannot photograph everything with it. In poor weather or in the dark, you really want a lens with the same zoom range, but higher brightness. And if possible, with higher image quality. It’s possible.
Especially for photographers who are looking for the best standard zoom, we have made a Good Stuff Awards list, with the best standard zooms that we have reviewed. The best standard zoom lenses for SLR cameras with a full-frame sensor. And standard zoom lenses for cameras with an APS-C sensor or a micro-43 sensor. They have one thing in common: they have been chosen from the list of 300 lenses that we have tested over the years.