Zoom instead of primes ?

Started Mar 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Zoom instead of primes ?
Mar 31, 2014

I have shot primes for many years mainly due to the clarity and partly for the light and weight.

F2.8 is enough for me most of the time (or even f4), and I was wondering generally, sounding naive here, whether there were zooms as good as primes

What do I mean ? Well not completely sure but:
1. I don't care about distortion or CAs, can be corrected in post
2. Absolute sharpness is important
3. Also micro contrast and contrast
4. The mythical pop ?

For those that use both, what would you say. Eg the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8. Does this have the sharpness and contrast of primes ? And is it from f2.8 or does it have to be stopped down ?

Thought I would check this with you guys before paying out.

Many thanks in advance

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