24-120 woth the upgrade over 24-85 now with the price drop???

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lukep Senior Member • Posts: 2,076
24-120 woth the upgrade over 24-85 now with the price drop???

My gut tells me its not worth it but I have not used the 24-120.

For a walk around lens for things like hikes with kids, events, and even vacations where i would bring other glass but have a good walk around option would you consider paying 1k to get the 24-120 if you owned the 24-85?

My hesitation is that my 24-85 is really sharp.  I like the extra reach to 120 and like the slightly faster lens.  but is it even sharper than the 24-85?

I also considered the 28-300 but i really like the 24mm wide end of these lenses.  Though in DX the 18-200 was a lot of fun on vacation, but it was pretty light.  The problem with the 28-300 is it looks heavy.

curious to hear opinions on all of these now that there are the big price drops, the equation might have changed

thanks

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