Yeah, the 16-50mm kit lens is awful

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
mbonsack Junior Member • Posts: 45
Re: Yeah, the 16-50mm kit lens is awful

Because I mistakenly had the camera in intelligent auto rather than Aperture priority.  Lesson learned; did some tests yesterday and today and, as others have posted, this kit lens is definitely soft in the corners, but improves at f5.6 or 6.3 considerably.

I also did some tests with my old Oly Zuiko lenses (24 and 50mm) with a Fotodiox adapter.  Marked difference; I will use these from now on when I have the luxury of time for landscapes.  But for street/travel or quick snapshots when the subject is largely centered, the kit seem fine.


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