which lens setup would be best?

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which lens setup would be best?
3 months ago

Please forgive my newb questions but I'm new to photography. I just inherited a D700 a few weeks ago and Ive been reading and playing with it a lot just trying to figure this all out. I've only ever had point abd clicks.

Heres my question....lets say I go to the park/zoo/hiking something with the family. they are walking in a cluster where I need a DOF of say 8 feet.

I have 2 lenses to choose from, one is 70-200 2.8GII ED and the other is 17-35 2.8D ED

If Im say 10 feet from the group i can use the wide angle lens with a real low F and get the group in focus. With the longer lens I have to use a real high F like 16 or more to get the group shot.

Will one have a better picture quality than the other given the low vs high F? (or for some other reason I just dont know).

Thank You!
Stephen

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