24-120 to replace a 24-70 ?

Started Sep 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
mhammon Regular Member • Posts: 185
Re: 24-120 to replace a 24-70 ?


I dropped my 24-70 f2.8 last year and had it repaired by Nikon in NJ. The zoom mechanism was totally frozen at about 40mm. Mine hit on the section of the lower barrel where the S/N is, so when they replaced it, the lens had a new S/N. Since then, it's worked fine. The repair cost about $800.

I'm looking at the 24-120 f4 VR, because with my D800 I have a hard time hand-holding the 24-70 and getting good images in anything worse than shade. I may rent one for a few days to see how I like it and shoot the same subjects side-by-side with both lenses.

Good luck,

 mhammon's gear list:mhammon's gear list
Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR +9 more
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