Busted kit zoom on my NEX-7 - should I get a new 18-55 or 16-50?

Started Jul 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
saintz
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Re: Busted kit zoom on my NEX-7 - should I get a new 18-55 or 16-50?
In reply to tomtom50, Jul 9, 2013

tomtom50 wrote:

saintz wrote:

The 16-50 will replace the 16 pancake in terms of size and wide angle. It's slower, but also stabilized, so it's a wash. It would let you sell the 16 pancake.

The 16-50 however will have worse corners on the 7 than the 18-55. There's a reason they sell the 16-50 with the 16MP bodies but keep the 18-55 on the 7. If corner sharpness is important, stick with the 18-55. If you need the small size and want to ditch the 16 (and mostly use primes anyway) the 16-50 should suffice.

Are the 16-50 corners worse on the 7 because of the sensor (the 24MP sensor handles obtuse angles worse than the 16MP sensor), or is it just that the softer corners look worse on a higher resolution sensor?

More the first.

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