20-35mm F2.8D on D700?

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20-35mm F2.8D on D700?
Mar 16, 2011

I did a search, but most of the posts about to this lens are a few years old, based on use with DX bodies, and there aren't many reviews of the lens online.

I'm considering picking up the 20-35mm F2.8D, but I'm wondering how well this lens performs on the D700? I'm also considering a used 17-35mm F2.8 or new 16-35mm F4, but both of those lenses cost significantly more than a used 20-35mm F2.8D. Also, those wider lenses may not offer a lot more for my usage, which will mostly be landscape photography, but possibly some indoor shooting for clients. On DX bodies in the past I shot with the Tokina 12-24mm F4, which wasn't much wider (18mm equivalent), so I figure that 20mm will be more than enough for most situations. I thought about the 18-35mm F3.5-4.5D, but I'd like to be able to shoot with the lens almost wide open and still get good results, and most reviews indicate you need to stop this lens down a fair bit for it to be very good (F8).

If anyone has any image samples and thoughts on the 20-35mm f2.8D, on an FX body, please share them, thanks in advance!

My current widest lens is the AF 28-105mm F3.5-4.5D by the way.
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