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

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
CFynn Veteran Member • Posts: 5,224
Re: Nikon 24-70 2.8 or nikon 24-120 4 + 85 1.8g

Juz10 wrote:

So here I am with the available funds to buy either a 24-70 f/2.8 or a 24- 120 f/4 PLUS an 85 1.8g and I am really not sure what to do.

I have always wanted the 24-70 as it is the top of the nikon game and I want to push my images to their limits but at the same time I've heard a lot of good from the 24-120 f4 which is only 1 stop slower and I love my 50 1.8g and would like another prime and have again heard alot of good from the 85 1.8g.

I would be using these lenses on a full frame d600 and mainly for weddings.

I understand the pros and cons of all 3 lenses but I would just like some honest opinions from users of these lenses whether you have either or both.


The range of the 24-120mm f4 is very useful - and the VR, which is really good, more than makes  up for the 1 stop difference in a lot of situations.
When you really need a wide aperture, switch to a prime.

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