16-55 vs 3 primes

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Loganberry Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: 16-55 vs 3 primes

SrMi wrote:

Noticed that nobody recommends 16-80/4. I do not own one, but wouldn't it be a good alternative if zoom is preferred? 16-55 is really heavy and large.

I bought the 16-55 because it offered crackingly sharp images corner to corner. OK it is heavy but I was happy to live with that. By comparison the 16-80/f4 may be light but it produces images that are soft in the corners at 16mm and 80mm. Because of that I wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole. There are multiple reviews of this lens and all show it to be not one of Fujis best lens.

The 16-80/f4 is an alternative but not a particularly good one. To my mind the 18-55 f2.8-4 kit lens would be better. My copy of it was brilliant. And it is relatively light.

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