Not had a great amount of time to compare the 2 lenses apart from attached shots. Crop of shot to get to actual pixel size (eg. no resizing). Shot on left is taken with 18-70 kit lens, with right shot by the 50mm. Same settings for each shot :- ISO 200 50mm f5.6 1/250 sec RAW No processing in PS Was expecting 50mm to give better results , although appreciate speed of lens for poor light conditions. Will give it some more time later this week for tests. Anybody else done similar side by side comparisons ?