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Constant/Fixed Aperture Midrange Lens, Nikon or third party?

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Constant/Fixed Aperture Midrange Lens, Nikon or third party?
Apr 22, 2014

Hi all,

I have been using the 18-140mm lens on my D7100, but i feel i need the constant aperture as a general walk around lens. I realize the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 is a part of the holy trinity and falls under this category, but looking at the price, and i dont feel its worth spending for a non VR lens specially when you are hand holding a walk around lens and not using the tripod. Are there any good non nikon brand lenses with/around the same focal length with cheaper option? tamaron? sigma? I guess they do.. but not seeing much favourable reviews comapring with the nikon.

Thanks in advance.

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Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3-5-4.5G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD +2 more
Nikon D7100
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