24-120mm f4 VR or 24-85mm 3.5-4.5 VR?

Started Oct 23, 2012 | Questions thread
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Grig
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Re: 24-120mm f4 VR or 24-85mm 3.5-4.5 VR?
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Shotcents wrote:

IMHO the 24-120 VR F4 is the worst value lens currently made by Nikon. It's an "okay" hunk of glass priced at a point where much better choices become available.... "who's buying these for 1300 bucks?"

Well, I did last week... I am a professional wedding photographer and had a chance to shoot a wedding in NY this past Saturday with 24-120 because my 24-70 is being repaired in Melville... Very good pro level lens... Yes, I don't like the fact that it extends while zooming and sometimes was missing 2.8, but IQ is excellent and AF speed is great... I will keep it as my backup lens... Well, 24-70 will probably be my backup for weddings unless I absolutely in need of F2.8...

BTW: I do have top 2.8 zooms and 1.4G primes that I use for paid work on my D3s bodies, but I see this lens glued from now on to my D800 between weekends...

Just walked with it this morning through our local lakes... Love the lens! It is sharp and versatile...

http://www.grigphoto.com/p107103771

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