Opinion: 24 1.4 + 85 1.4 vs 24-70 2.8

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
cardiacpatch Forum Member • Posts: 73
Re: Opinion: 24 1.4 + 85 1.4 vs 24-70 2.8

I have the 24mm f1.4 and 24-70mm f2.8 (and also the 70-200mm f2.8 vr ii) ... these are my 'trinity' lenses.

I carry all of them on my vacations and the 24-70 is used 80% of the time. It gets quite heavy so you must be prepared for it. This lens is weakest @ the 24mm focal length.

While there are times, while shooting with primes lenses, you are free to move about to compose your shot, BUT there are times when it is just impossible to compose with your feet.

Here are some shots taken with both the 24 and 24-70 at different times at different places to give you some ideas.

Some pics with the 24-70mm f2.8

Some pics with the 24mm f1.4

By the way, I'm considering to purchase the 85mm f1.4 too for those days that I'm not planning to carry the big 70-200.

Hope these help.


 cardiacpatch's gear list:cardiacpatch's gear list
Nikon D800E 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 Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM +7 more
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