Choosing Between 18-55 & 16-80 Kit Lenses

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Scott Pickering
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Choosing Between 18-55 & 16-80 Kit Lenses

I currently have the 18-55 lens in my collection. I'm looking at possibly getting the XH2 camera, with or without kit lens. They do sell that camera with the 16-80 lens.

Now I've heard conflicting comments on which of these two lenses resolves more. One person on here said his 16-80 beat his 18-55 in most of its range. Yet when I talked to the camera store, he tested these two lenses and found the 16-80 lens to be the poorer performer compared to the other, especially in the corners.

What can you say about these two lenses compared to each other, other then the range and f stop difference? And is the difference enough for me to get the newer zoom?

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