16-50mm lens

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16-50mm lens

Posted this in the Full Frame forum, but do you guys think the softness of my copy at 50mm is acceptable?  Why is f6.3 better than f8?

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I bought a 16-50mm kit lens from eBay. Some comparison with my other FE lenses. everything was shot on tripod with 2 sec timer.

I am thinking about returning the 16-50mm lens, as it has some scratches on it. Not sure if I'd repurchase it somewhere else. It's a lot more compact than my other lenses.

Lenses that I have:

- 16-50mm

- 28-70mm

- 55mm f1.8

- 28mm f2.0

At 50mm, is the softness acceptable? It's fairly soft even at f8 ... It also seems that f8 is worse than f6.3? The 28-70mm is much better.

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