D800 ... Replace 24-70 with 28, 50, and 85 G 1.8's?

Started Jun 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
inasir1971
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Re: D800 ... Replace 24-70 with 28, 50, and 85 G 1.8's?
In reply to ne beginner, Jun 2, 2012

I feel the same. From what I've read and everyone's been saying the 24-70 isn't that great at either end, and since it doesn't have VR and at f2.8, I'd really need it to be sharp wide open for indoors which it isn't. I'd rather wait for an update (hopefully soon and with VR) and shoot with either the 35 1.4 or the 50 1.8 till then.

ne beginner wrote:

Is this crazy?

Just received my 24-70 back from Nikon for service. AF is now accurate at 24, 50 and 70, f2.8, with a -5 AF fine tune adjustment. Nikon did a great job.

But at f2.8, using a D800, this lens is soft at both ends. Stopped down to 5.6 or even 4 it's sharp enough. I'm not knocking this lens, and it served me well for over 3 years on a D700. But with a D800 and the new 1.8 G's (I have the 50 and 85), the limitations of 24-70 seem to be more apparent.

Outdoors, when you can use the 24-70 at higher stops, this lens remains stellar. But in low light, indoors, where it was OK on the D700 ... I'm wondering if the D800's capability has exceeded this wonderful lens at f2.8?

Anyone with this set up thinking the same?

I have a 70-200 VII, and that one seems to more than hold it's own on the D800, even wide open.

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