I agree that modern zooms have improved a great deal as far as resolution, contrast, and distortion go. I have an 80s 35-70 Zuiko that's part of my late father's Olympus gear, and while it's competent, and could be useful under certain conditions - say snapshots at someone's birthday party - current zooms are better. I prefer the simplicity and superior handling of primes for some of the same reasons I prefer cars without ABS and with manual transmissions. Don't like electric windows either.
Originally Posted by David Lyga