Please help on which lens Sigma 24-70 F2.8 hsm or Nikon 24-120 F4 VR

Started Dec 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
joejack951
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Re: Please help on which lens Sigma 24-70 F2.8 hsm or Nikon 24-120 F4 VR
In reply to avet4life, Dec 13, 2012

avet4life wrote:

Thanks , it seems that with the 24-85 i need a little more reach

Well you've certainly answered your own question then. Any 24-70/2.8 variant will have even less reach. The 24-120/4 sounds like the perfect match assuming you want a constant aperture and only need a fair amount of extra reach. The next jump up in reach with VR is the 28-300 which is a considerably more compromised lens given it's huge focal length range.

With that said, have you considered adding a second lens like the 70-300VR? It's a cheaper option than the 24-120 and adds a lot more reach though it is a variable aperture. On the downside, it means swapping lenses when you need more than 85mm.

If you didn't have the 24-85VR already, the 24-120 would fit perfectly with your needs. Unless you have a use for two standard zooms, or plan to sell the 24-85, I'd spend some time thinking about this purchase.

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