Are primes better than 24-70 2.8 L?

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Are primes better than 24-70 2.8 L?
Aug 19, 2006

I have been shooting more with this new lens I just acquired. I am now actually disappointed. I seem to get softish-blurry detail when shooting at 2.8 at all focal lengths. I now have less than one week left to return/exchange. Are primes better? (24 2.8, 35 f2, 50 1.4/1.8, 85 1.8) or is the 35 1.4 better? Does my lens need calibrating? Does my camera need calibrating? I have less than a week to return and I saved for months to get this lens, so I am concerned.

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