|Alien - Mojave, California|
Prime lenses are sharper than zooms, and they often outperform them in other ways, too. Almost always a good prime will have a larger maximum aperture than a good zoom. Often there are less chromatic aberrations and vignetting on prime lenses.
|Forgotten Faucet - Tehachapi, California|
But does any of this really matter? Should you abandon your zoom and use only prime lenses? No, because equipment doesn't matter. Photographic vision is far more important than camera or lens choices.
|Old Life, New Life - Victorville, California|
Sharpness is sometimes overrated. Looking back at some of the "masters" of photography, there are plenty of photographs that are not tack sharp. The photographs are great because the concepts are great. What lens was used isn't all that important.
|Room 7 - Rosamond, California|
Oh, did I mention that all of the photographs in this post were captured using cheap zoom lenses? Use whatever lens you have, and don't worry if they are tack sharp. What is in your mind and heart are much more important than what gear is in your hand.