I am due to purchase a new SLR camera (Nikon n90s or Nikon f100). What I am trying to figure is the choice of the lens. I decided to purchase an auto-focus lens (that is for sure). A friend is selling two lenses: a Nikkon 50mm f/1.8D and a Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8 AF ZOOM-NIKKOR.
The only thing I know is that zoom lenses in most cases are worse than a simple lens. Is the 50mm f/1.8D a better choice than zoom lens in terms of image quality? I am interesting to know about color differences image sharpness and depth of the field blurring effect.