nikon 28-80 vs 28-105?

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narddogg81
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nikon 28-80 vs 28-105?
Mar 30, 2013

Since i started looking into lightweight hiking lenses that still have good IQ, 2 lenses keep coming up, the nikon 28-80 and the nikon 28-105.  I keep reading in various places how they are both very good optically, but its really hard to find any  images to bear that out or to compare.  Anybody that has these lenses feel like posting some full res images from an FX camera so i can pixel peep?  both of these can be had inexpensively, the 28-80 for like $50, the 28-105 for under $200, so money would not be the deciding factor, only IQ and usefulness.  The 28-105 already looks like it leads due to the extra reach and 1:2 macro feature, but maybe the 28-80 is sharper or more contrasty?  The only person who has anything to say about both is ken rockwell, whose opinion i do not value.

Thanks in advance

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