I was just out the other day and thought some images were a bit soft. I then ran some tests. They were shot on tripod for 100 sec each at night, manual focus at infinity. I then got some images a couple days ago and found that one of the supposedly weak lenses performed quite good as well. So I like your views ... Maybe the 18-70 is not that sharp at 18 or 70mm but at 35mm on the 2nd photo is not bad? Maybe that is the reason why my shots the other night was not that sharp?