Prime vs Zoom, Can You Tell the Difference?
Think you're hot stuff? Most photographers tend to sing songs about how much their prime lens is better than a zoom lens. But how many people can really tell the difference?
Both photos were shot with the Canon 5D Mark II at the same ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. The focusing areas were also the same. One photo was taken with the Canon 35mm F/1.4 L at F/5.6 and the other was taken with the 25-105mm F/4 L Is at 35mm with the aperture set to F/5.6.
The images were shot in RAW, imported into Lightroom 3 and converted into JPEGs. No editing was done to the images, and they were exported under the same settings.
We've left the EXIF data of each photo in tact for those who want to carefully analyze them. Before you do that though, we encourage you to leave a comment and let us know which photo came from the prime lens and which one came from the zoom, and why you think so.
Let the comparing begin in the comments below!