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?

mcslsk wrote:

If you want small, it is pretty much your only zoom option.

I'd rather have a good prime than a not-so-good zoom. Using it when biking is icing on the cake. My main goal in buying this camera will be faster AF for sports shooting.

Alternative: Sigma 2.8 trio: Small, light, very good IQ, very inexpensive. You put one on the camera and two into a small pouch.

I'm considering those. If I start with just one, it sounds like the 35 is the sharpest, yes? Biking I could make good use of any of those focal lengths.

If zoom doesn't need to be pancake size, go for the 18135.

Trying to stay pancake size for biking. That looks a good all-purpose travel lens, though.

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