Primes > Zooms All Other Things Being Equal?

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Schwany
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Re: Primes > Zooms All Other Things Being Equal?

MMACory wrote:

Are primes typically sharper/better image quality (can be subjective) than "comparable quality" zooms at the same focal length and aperture or not really?

Thanks.

Primes are hands down better for brick walls.

Is this about your 135f/2L again? No zooms to compare it to, so it is a winner right off the bat. Not a lot of zooms with larger apertures than f/2.8. So there is a slough of primes that can't be compared to zooms.

The warm and fuzzy answer is yes primes are better, but as mentioned at the end of the day, it depends a lot on the photographer.

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