Started Nov 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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not even close
In reply to dgnelson, Nov 29, 2012

dgnelson wrote:

I know that the primes are brighter and can be used in lower light situations, and that the wider aperture gives more control over depth of field, but how does the image quality compare with say the kit lenses? Is the compromise of the kit lens mainly that it doesn't have as wide an aperture?


They most definitely not. The main goal of a kit lens design is to be cheap, so even the best of them are mediocre, they are nowhere near the level of good primes. Here is a comparison:

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