AFD 35-70 f2.8 on D700. Good?

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AFD 35-70 f2.8 on D700. Good?
Oct 4, 2009

Hi everyone,

I'd like to buy a midrange zoom for my D700, as I currently own mainly fix focals (24, 50 and 85 AF plus some AIs).

If I were wise and patient I'd save money and buy the 24-70 AFS later, but I'm not wise nor patient, the 24-70 isn't cheap and it's very big and heavy so I'm considering a 35-70 f2.8 AFD.

I know a 35-70 zoom isn't particularly versatile, while a 28-70 would be OK and a 24-xx would be perfect, but Nikon offer in that range leaves a bit to be desired: the 24-120 AFS is weak on the wide side, I don't trust the 24-85 2.8-4 (or the newer AFS version) and the 28-70 f2.8 is rare, expensive and bigger than the 24-70 f2.8...

So ,is the 35-70 f2.8 a good choice on a D700? Any suggstions?


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