Just ordered the 24-120mm f/4....after long consideration....

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
joejack951 Senior Member • Posts: 2,682
Re: Just ordered the 24-120mm f/4....after long consideration....

Shotcents wrote:

joejack951 wrote:

gatorowl wrote:

On my D800, I can crop an excellent 85mm exposure down to 120mm size and few if anyone would be able to distinguish my cropped exposure from your uncropped 120mm shot.  So, the difference is not major.

85/4.5 = 18.9mm aperture

120/4 = 30mm aperture

If looking for blurred backgrounds, the 24-120/4 VR has a distinct advantage over the 24-85/3.5-4.5.

Frankly, both the 24-85 and 24-120 have pretty lousy bokeh.

My comment wasn't about bokeh. Blurred backgrounds =/ bokeh. Solely based on specs, my bet would be on the 24-120/4 for having better bokeh than the 24-85 though. I've never seen the two compared for that quality probably because, as you allude to, zooms generally aren't the place to look for bokeh.

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