24-70/f2.8 really as good as primes!?

Started Dec 29, 2008 | Discussions thread
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24-70/f2.8 really as good as primes!?

I have used a few Nikkor lenses and lately more of the 24-70f/2.8 and the 50mm/1.4D on my D700. While I think the 24-70 is a decent lens, but claims that it is as good as, or even better that primes like the 50mm/1.4D are just puzzling me.

Obviously, the 24-70 won't go faster than f2.8, but when doing normal shootings at between F/2.8-f/8, I still find the 50/f1.4 to be sharper, more contrasty and has a nicer bokeh.

I like the 24-70 for its range, and it has great built quality. Optically, allbeit the difference is small, I think primes lenses still have the edge. Do u guy feel the same? Or is it just me or my copies of lenses...?!

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