how does the 16-50 PZ lens compare to the 18-55 kit lens on the NEX 5N specifically?

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Re: how does the 16-50 PZ lens compare to the 18-55 kit lens on the NEX 5N specifically?
In reply to joe talks photography, Apr 16, 2013

joe talks photography wrote:

Generally the 16-50 power zoom by many of the more reliable sources is considered a better lens than 18-55, which has always been viewed fairly poorly.

After saying this, I don't know why you would waste the money unless your only intended use for it on the 5n is video.

The RX100 should get a refresh (at least according to me!) fairly soon. I owned one and it is stellar at lowest ISOs. Aside from poor ergonomics, if I am going to shoot without and evf/ovf, that's is what I would use.

Finishing up, I have to say that I will never go for the overpriced pedestrian performing 24 1.8 CZ lens. But good luck with that.

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To the best of my knowledge, no one has re-tested the 18-55 with the new firmware updates for the body and the lens, and with the newer in-camera distortion correction applied. So wouldn't those "more reliable sources" be old news?

I expect that a comparison test of the 2 lenses would show that they are close, except below 20mm where the 18-55 is much better.

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