Marc Rogoff: This is not only a D600 problem but apparently the D800 has the same issue. In fact my D3X has terrible dust issues - very frustrating that Olympus seems to have solved the dust issue yet Nikon with all their R&D money cant sort this out...
That Olympus have solved the dust issue is news to me, care to elaborate?
JDThomas: I just saw the pricing for this lens. $1300?!? Not for a Tamron, no way. Drive this baby off the lot and it depreciates by 40%. I'll keep the Nikon thanks. VC is nice to have, but it's not a necessity especially with the way Nikons perform in low-light these days.
The Nikon 24-70 is a killer lens, with a better build and IQ, and you always know that you can resell your Nikon lens without losing too much.
There's a benefit for photo journalists that might be asked to shoot video as well - in that case the VC is a huge plus.
Swedish mag. Foto just awared it a "highly reccomended"-tag.
Absolutic: I got really excited about it at first when I noticed the ad, thinking, wow, Nikon 24-70 is $1700 and it is a monster in terms of weight. I used one during a wedding and my arm was ready to give up at one point. So I see this, and thinking to myself, a light little Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 for $600 probably, where do I sign up. Yes the ring AF will be slower of course, but who cares for half the price? Then I look at the picture and see 82mm filter, and all my excitement is starting to vanish. Then I look at the specs for weight and see close to 900 grams.... Not so excited now
The 28-75 is at least sharp wide open - none of the three 17-50mm I have had have been anywhere near as sharp.
Yes, the 28-75mm has corner issues wide open, at the wide end. But concider these two samples at 28mm, and 75mm - both wide open. I for one could easily live with soft corners at the wide end as long as the center is sharp.
D700, 28mm, f/2.8http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmkayfive/6113631906/in/set-72157628292936503
D700, 75mm, f/2.8http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmkayfive/6254228525/in/set-72157628292936503
EVF - no care!
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