... at 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm (at any aperture). Which lenses stand out? I realize KR has done this comparison with several lenses, but he has different priorities than I do when it comes to equipment. My own experiences do not necessarily match up with the data found on photozone and slrgear. The data is still useful, but I don't consider it gospel. So ... I'd like to hear the opinions of the fine folks here, if you don't mind. :smile:

zooms or primes? if primes, its simple 24 f/2.8, 35 f/2 50 f/1.8 if zooms id say 35-70 2.8 is very sharp at 35 and 50 24-70 2.8 is also amazing thru the whole range

The newest zooms (14-24, 24-70) are sharper than the old primes now in almost every respect, especially wide open. The 14-24 and 24-70 are probably the sharpest lenses around at the moment. In terms of primes, the ageing Nikon range is now bettered by Sigma, e.g. the Sigma 30mm and 50mm are quite a bit sharper than the Nikon primes.

The impression I got from both other peoples' opinions and charts is that the Sigma primes are sharper in the centre, but the old Nikkors still outdo them in terms of edge-to-edge sharpness.