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?

Martin_99 wrote:

For a landscapes I would give this small kitlens a try. For asked money is usefull. Expect some quality variation in lens copies, but in general should be "decent" at f8-11 and between 16-35mm. I sold kit and bought 20f2.8, but for your use case would be better and much cheaper.

Of course expectation of "decent" vary very wildly between users

Haha. Yeah, I should have clarified what "decent" means in my context... much better than cell phone quality. I hate the mushiness of what it calls pictures. I think you're right about the kit zoom - I should just give it a try for the money, and then replace it later if needed.

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