Is the 16-50 kit lens decent when stopped down?

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Re: Is the 16-50 kit lens decent when stopped down?

Sympa wrote:

I found my 16-50 quite reasonable around 20-24 mm. It was disappointing above 35 or so.

Sounds like the zoom wouldn't be much better than going with one of the pancake primes  given the limited range it's good in, but also not much worse in it's sweet spot.

Eventually I sold it as I got a 16-70 which doesn't have the power zoom.

I was able to play with a 16-50 on an A6000 at Best But, and the power zoom just seemed awkward to me. I guess I'd get used to it and maybe like it in time, but it's different for sure.

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