I've been using FD system for about a year now. I reentered the photography hobby after a years long hiatus via the digital route as an early adopter of Canon EOS 300D. That did not make an enthusiast from me yet. During the next two years I used it occasionally, mainly on holidays etc. Slowly I was becoming more and more interested in photography and decided to upgrade - I bought a Canon 20D plus some lenses. But my shooting style developed more and more towards some kind of a street photography and the bulky DSLR didn't feel like a good tool for this. I was wishing for something smaller and lighter. Not finding this amongst the digital offerings I found myself one day in local camera shop buying a used T70 plus 50mm lens. I was hooked. I got 35mm lens then 28 then a new body (AV1) etc. Now I have several bodies and a whole line up of prime lenses. I sold my digital equipment. It was lying on the shelf covered in dust. I like my AV1 and my T90. T90 has thoroughly modern design and solid feel. I prefer it to any of my EOS bodies. So much for my rant. Recently I got 28-85/4 zoom lens. I used mainly when I wanted to travel light. Recently I took the same scene with both my 50/1,4 and the zoom. When looking at the pictures I noticed that the zoom lens produced sharper image. It moved me to do (a very basic) test of the lens: I shot hanged newspapers. The zoom kept very well against the primes I have (35/2, 50/1,4, 85/1,8). At 50/11 it even outperformed the prime in terms of sharpness (the prime still having an edge in vignetting). Is this in line with experience of others?