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  1. I was a long time 18-55 user before I got the 16-55. It's very rare I actually miss the OIS, in most cases OIS is valuable when the shutter speed dropped below the 1/FL - and if I'm shooting anything that moves (people, streets, vehicles, foliage) I need 1/100s at minimum to have any chance at stopping blur - in those cases OIS was of no benefit, but the extra stop of light at 55mm on the 16-55 was. In the end the biggest difference of moving to the 16-55 has been the complete edge-to-edge sharpness improvement wide open vs the 18-55, I have no hesitation using the 16-55 wide open at any time, whereas on the 18-55 I tried to stop down to f/5.6 whenever there was enough light. If having the OIS is of primary importance, just keep the 18-55 in your stable and then you'll always have the option. After a few months my 18-55 was just never getting used.
  2. The single best piece of advise I read when dealing X-Trans RAFs in Lightroom/Photoshop is to forget all the sharpening settings and presets you used with previous cameras, experiment and come up with settings that minimize the artifact-effect. As has been linked and mentioned elsewhere in this thread, I can either use strong sharpening with low detail, or vice-versa - but not both - when sharpening my RAFs. If I'm unhappy with how sharpening treats the image, I seek out an alternative processor (X-Transformer, etc.) All of that said, I'm on the verge of moving to Capture One, and I'll be happy to not look back
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