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Are primes brighter and sharper than wide open zooms



 
 
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Old September 28th 05, 03:33 PM
Siddhartha Jain
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Default Are primes brighter and sharper than wide open zooms

Hi,

Given two lenses, one a prime (say 28mm) and the other a zoom (say
28-75mm) and both with an aperture of f2.8 -
- Will the prime be brighter than the zoom because it has fewer lens
elements?
- Will the prime be sharper wide open than the zoom at 28mm?

Ofcourse, a lot will depend on the particular makes and models being
compared but is there a rule of thumb?

- Siddhartha

 




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