24-70 mm vs 28-70mm Nikon lenses

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Deano255
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24-70 mm vs 28-70mm Nikon lenses
Feb 19, 2010

Hey all,

I'm looking for feedback from anyone who has moved from the ED AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm 1:2.8 zoom to the ED AF-S Zoom Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G. Beyond the obvious 4mm increase in focal length at the low end, are you pleased that you made the upgrade? Would you say it is worth it? I currently use a D700, a D300, and will be purchasing a D3X next week.
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tommiejeep
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Re: 24-70 mm vs 28-70mm Nikon lenses
In reply to Deano255, Feb 20, 2010

Dean, I had both for some time and finally sold the 28-70. The 24-70 is a better lens from an optics stand point. Slightly different rendition between the two. The 28-70 is a much more 'robust' build. I really never worried about that lens. The 24-70 seems a bit more fragile.

Both are superb, wish I had not sold the 28-70 but....
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anotherMike
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In reply to Deano255, Feb 20, 2010

I had the 28-70 and moved to the 24-70 - had both around for a while but the 24-70 just outclassed the 24-70 in every test I did, so I sold off the 28-70 to a friend.

That being said, the 28-70 is still a very, very nice lens and can be had reasonably priced on the used market and is a compelling purchase for someone on a budget.

Be ready though, the 24-70 is much warmer in color rendition than the 28-70 - doesn't bother me, but it has thrown some people off.

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Deano255
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In reply to Deano255, Feb 20, 2010

Thanks, guys. It sounds like you both agree that the 28-70 is a helluva lens, and hard to let go of, but the 24-70 is superior and worth the upgrade.

I think it will not be too hard to sell the 28-70 on eBay, so this is probably something I should do.
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