Thoughts on trading/selling 24-70 for primes?

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Thoughts on trading/selling 24-70 for primes?
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So I had been thinking about this for a while... selling my Z 24-70 2.8 for a set of primes (the 24, 35, 50 and 85, of which I already have the 50 and 85).

So I don't generally use the 24-70 except for specific tasks (like portraiture and landscape) and in those cases, I'm usually not jumping around in terms of FLs. I don't really even use the 24-70 as a walkaround lens either (usually that is what I use the 24-200 for, for things like weekend trips or walks in the park).

Thoughts on this? I know part of it is personal preference.... If I did sell the 24-70 I figure I could get about $1800 for it (I would wait until after the current promo so it goes back up to $2299) and I only paid $1999 for the lens a year ago so I could easily get the 2 primes I would need to cover the focal range (24 and 35).

I should note that I do more landscape and nature (not wildlife) photography than I do portraits (it's maybe 1/2 landscape and nature, 1/4 portraiture/models, and the rest is misc shooting).  I should also note that I really don't find the 24 to 70mm (for portraits) all that useful unless I'm doing environmental portrait or something -- something I don't do much of -- so I'd say the 24-70 is primarily used for landscape and architecture....

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