28mm 1.4E vs 24-70mm 2.8G

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vladiator Junior Member • Posts: 26
28mm 1.4E vs 24-70mm 2.8G

Hi all

Currently, I shoot with D850 with Nikons 14-24mm, 24-70/2.8G, 70-200/2.8VRII, and I have recently acquired my first prime lens - 105mm 1.4E.

I typically take photos of landscapes, for which I have been using the Holy Trinity. However, I also try to bring my camera whenever I travel for pleasure, when photography is not the main purpose of the trip, but when I might end up taking the photos of the city/people I am with. For such trips, I used to take all my lenses with me, but I have now realised that I typically just end up using 24-70mm. As such, I want to be more selective with what I choose to bring with me next time.

24-70/2.8G has served me really well over the years. But I have been really pleased by the quality of my new 105/1.4E. As such, I am really tempted to get 28/1.4E, which has been reviewed really well, and which is a more useful focal length for walking around.

As such, my main question is if, in the context of travel and environmental portrait photography, the IQ of 28/1.4e (sharpness, bokeh, etc) would be noticeably better than that of 24-70G on D850?

I checked, and I mostly use my 24-70 at 24mm and 70mm FLs. So I thought that if I get 28mm, then I would bring it with 105mm, and compensate for the differences by moving around.

I note that I don't make money from photography, but I can support my hobby. However, want to make sure that I am not throwing away the money for no noticeable gains...

Thanks in advance for your comments!

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