Olympus 12-40mm, Fuji 16-55mm, Nikon 24-85mm - Standard Zooms - the ideal lens?

Olympus 12-40mm, Fuji 16-55mm, Nikon 24-85mm - Standard Zooms - the ideal lens?
''Standard zooms' are the most common lenses around, due to many version being bundled with cameras and becoming 'kit' lenses. In my early film days it used to be a 50mm f/1.8 or f/1.7 that came with that new camera, but for some time those have been replaced by zooms. And in many cases, people never buy another lens. They don't get much attention, unless they have a fast aperture, but I suspect that the majority of images taken on interchangeable lens cameras are with a lens of this type. So this type of lens with this type of coverage must have something going for it. '
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Mirrorless Interchangable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 4 - Hang on a minute, I thought mirrorless was supposed to be different?

Mirrorless Interchangable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 4 - Hang on a minute, I thought mirrorless was supposed to be different?
'Anyone else somewhat disconcerted by the size, weight and price of some recent mirrorless interchangeable lens releases? The Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom, the two Fuji f/2.8 zooms and the Sony 70-200mm f/4 are all BIG lenses. The argument goes that these are smaller than their DSLR equivalents and that may be so (though not by much), but isn't this missing the point? '
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SONY A7r - NO-AA FILTER - RESOLUTION TO DIE FOR

SONY A7r - NO-AA FILTER - RESOLUTION TO DIE FOR
"In all my recent comparison tests of camera, one thing has been reinforced and reaffirmed as far as I'm concerned. That whatever the merits of other cameras and whatever the A7r lacks, in terms of resolution and the rendering of fine detail it is an astonishing camera."
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NIKON Df - 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-G - EBAY SAGA

NIKON Df - 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-G - EBAY SAGA
"So I was looking around on ebay for a Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-G to use on my Df. This is a lens that Nikon stopped making a while ago, but I've used a couple before on Nikon DSLR's and they are incredibly useful. Decent optical quality and in terms of size and weight a lot less bulky than many of the Nikon zooms with AF motors built in. Since one of the features of the Df is it will handle virtually every Nikon lens ever made, I thought it would be a good match."
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