Nex 5n lens question 16mm 2.8 or 16-50

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Easy Rider
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Nex 5n lens question 16mm 2.8 or 16-50

Long story short I am poor suddenly and sold all my camera gear.

I need a street camera for about  £200.

Have found a nex 5n for £99 with an 16mm f2.8 pancake for £100.

Is the 16mm prime _ bearing in mind I'll  mostly be at f5.6 or f8 - noticeably better than the pz16-50 zoom or is the difference in  output - colour, contrast, detail - similar?

If similar I'd get the zoom for extra reach at times.

Ta

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