Nikon 24-70 2.8 or nikon 24-120 4 + 85 1.8g

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
ohcello Senior Member • Posts: 1,655
Re: Nikon 24-70 2.8 or nikon 24-120 4 + 85 1.8g

I tried all 3 on my d600... I kept the 24-120 and 85g. The 24-70 was excellent, but my color was not much better than the 24-120mm and i just does not have enought reach on FX.  I also didnt want my primary lens that long and heavy, which the 24-70 is both.  And for what it's worth, I can shoot 24mm landscapes at 1/6 shutter with the VR of the 24-120... which equates to about a 2-2.5 stop advantage over the 24-70.

Finally. I also tried the $550 sigma 24-70mm HSM and it was just as sharp as the nikon 24-70 that I had... Maybe sample variation is at play here but still the sigma was very good

The 85g is excellent also.   Sharp wide open and very accurate AF

 ohcello's gear list:ohcello's gear list
Nikon D610 Sony a6300 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G +3 more
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