Zoom beats prime 18-35G vs 20mmD

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Zoom beats prime 18-35G vs 20mmD
Apr 6, 2014

I was never happy with my 20mm. It needs stopping down to 5.6 otherwise its just not sharp. Bit the bullest yesterday and after reading reviews bought the 18-35G. I am very impressed with it and today thought I'd do a quick comparison with the 20mm.

18-35G at 21mm F3.8

18-35 at 21mm F3.8

20mm at F3.5 100%

Wow the 18-35 is better wide open than the 20mm stopped down by half a stop. Look at the difference in the detail in the chairs.

I did the same shot at F8 on both lenses and there was not a great difference however the 18-35 was just a touch sharper. All up this is a fantastic lens. The 20mm might be faster and smaller but its performance is not great.

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