How bad is the kit lens on the A6000?

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How bad is the kit lens on the A6000?
4 months ago

I'm thinking of getting the A6000 for travel photography since I've found that my Nikon D5100 is too heavy and bulky.  I'm really interested in the A6000 because of its compact size

I've read several forum members badmouth the 16-50 kit lens, but they never say why they think that it's mediocre. Are they comparing it to prime lenses?  Is it truly any worse than other zoom lenses that cover that range? Should I forego the kit lens and get the bulkier and heavier E18-55 f3.5-5.6 OSS lens instead?  What would be the advantage of this 18-55 lens?

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