24-85/3.5-4.5 vs 24-120/4 first impressions

Started Jul 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
whoosh1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,572
I think 24-85/3.5-4.5 vr is great companion to 24-70 f/2.8

When you are OK to carry the 24-70 use it - when you need lightweight use 24-85 vr. Especially great for the times when you carry the big wide zoom (16-35/14-24) with the big tele zoom (70-200 2.8) and don't want to carry the 3rd heavy zoom (24-70 or 24-120 f/4 vr). Probably use up the difference to carry a specialist prime like the 105 vr micro.

Other possibility carry 20 f/2.8, 24-85 vr, 70-300 vr and optionally carry 28 f/1.8 and 85 f/1.8g for speed (probably drop 28 f/1.8g if not needing speed on the wide end).

 whoosh1's gear list:whoosh1's gear list
Nikon D800E Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED +12 more
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