d300s + 14-24 f2.8G or D700 +24 70 G, need advice

Started Jul 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
calson Veteran Member • Posts: 8,637
Re: d300s + 14-24 f2.8G or D700 +24 70 G, need advice

I use a D3 and a D300 and own the 14-24 and 10-24 WA zooms and rented the 16-35mm f4 VR lens for a week of testing. The image quality of the 14-24mm lens is exceptional and far surpasses that of the 16-35mm f4 VR lens.

For DX though I take the 10-24mm as it provides a lot wider FOV at 10mm and it has a 14mm zoom range. On a FX camera the 10mm zoom range of the 14-24mm is quite noticeable when compared to the nearly doubled 19mm zoom range of the 16-35mm zoom. I would be tempted to use the 16-35mm but for having seen the difference in IQ compared to the 14-24mm where the difference is huge.

Much of the time with a DX camera I use the 17-55mm f2.8 as it provides a wide angle 24mm equivalent FOV on a DX camera. Much of the time it is providing the 17-24mm zoom range and actually the 17-55mm when I take it along with the 70-200mm f2.8 or 50-150mm f2.8 zooms.

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