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

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mcslsk Veteran Member • Posts: 5,728
Re: Is the 16-50 kit lens decent when stopped down?

math guy wrote:

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.

Consider the 19 and the 60 for a start.

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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