Just how crappy is the 16-50 kit lens? Test vs 17mm prime & 11-16 Tokina

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Re: Just how crappy is the 16-50 kit lens? Test vs 17mm prime & 11-16 Tokina
In reply to Ari Aikomus, Apr 2, 2013

Ari Aikomus wrote:

My conclusion from looking at the images on my Dell U2410 professional/calibrated monitor: The kit lens is a whole lot better than the technogeeks here love to bash.

And  it is very true. I don't understand why some people bully this little guy. I also have a very positive experiences about E16-50 lens.

Speaking as a non-Sony owner, I notice in other forums that there is a tendency to trash kit lenses and immediately point to third party lenses as better. It's kind of amusing that the same people who think Brand S or N or C makes great cameras immediately point to third parties as making better lenses.

Maybe kit lenses used to be awful. They aren't anymore, in my experience. I thought from the posted samples that the Sony lens did a better job than the Tokina.

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