I brought the 20/2.8 with me to Morro Bay last weekend, but the 28-70/2.8 lived on my camera all of the time, except when I went out shooting herons. Then I switched to the 80-200/2.8. But I did used the 20/2.8 once, and have a similar shot from the wide end of the 28-70/2.8. f/9.0 at 28.0mm View attachment 10358 f/9.0 at 20.0mm View attachment 10359 I'm not trying to draw any conclusions about sharpness from pictures like these, but at a quick glance, the results seem comparable... and pleasing. I'd give the edge to the 28-70, though. It seems to impart a 3D effect to architectural shots. Here's another example. f/9.0 at 28.0mm View attachment 10360 Considering that most zooms falter at their wide end, I think Nikon did a particularly fine job with The Beast! It would be interesting to see how it compares with the Nikon 28/2.8.