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

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OP math guy Senior Member • Posts: 2,604
Re: Is the 16-50 kit lens decent when stopped down?

ArtAlt wrote:

math guy wrote:

I'm considering getting an A6400 + Tamron 70-180 to supplement my Pentax kit... specifically for fast action shooting....

I love my Tamron 70-180mm and am a fan of the newest generation of A6x00, but neither the Tamron nor the A6400 have optical stabilization. On the long end you will be shooting at a full frame equivalent of 270mm which suggests that 1/500 is the slowest shutter speed you can muster without a tripod. Just sayin ....

Thanks. I usually shoot sports at a faster speed than that anyway. The lack of IBIS is certainly something I have to keep in mind, though. Pentax has spoiled me in that sense.

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