Nikon 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 vs. other options for DX?

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gabrielgartner
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Nikon 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 vs. other options for DX?
Jun 28, 2012

Hi All,

I realize there are other threads on this lens already, but I am curious about other options in this range that will work well on a DX camera. I am replacing my old trusty 18-70mm lens (from the d70) days and am seriously considering this new lens (for my d300s).

I travel a lot and want a very portable, inconspicuous lens for city-scapes and portraits of folks around the world. I will eventually move to FX so I am hesitant to by any more DX lenses (thus no 17-55 f/2.8).

Any other suggestions for a good mid-range walk around under $1000 (I am also considering the 24-120 f/4, but that's obviously at the high end of my price range). I currently also bring a 12-24, 70-300 and 105 f/2.8 when traveling so it's that 24-70 range I'm really looking to nail.

The pros for this lens are
• Size/Weight
• VR
• Price

Cons
• Untested
• Build (at least compared to something like the 17-55).
• Loss of wide end on DX bodies

Thanks!

Nikon D300S Nikon D70
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