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

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Sympa Senior Member • Posts: 2,402
Re: Is the 16-50 kit lens decent when stopped down?

math guy wrote:

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.

The kit lens is much better than a cell phone. Not always and in all aspects, but it is very noticeable in lower light.

As for the SIgma 19/30/60 trio: they basically support AF-S. AF-C only works in the center spot.

I hated AF-S on the 19 mm. It is clunky and pumps. On the 30mm AF-S works very well, snappy. Sold the 30/2.8 after I got the 30/1.4, but I sometimes miss that tiny lens.

Never tried the 60mm.

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