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

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
M Lammerse
M Lammerse Forum Pro • Posts: 11,363
Re: Nikon 24-70 2.8 or nikon 24-120 4 + 85 1.8g

Hi Juz,

i'm a long time 24-70mm user, and it's an excellent lens for press and reportage, usage, Mine sees almost daily usage . Very well build, extremely fast focusing, very good image quality, especially wide open to F/4 focusing at subjects within 5 meters,.

I could test the 24-120mm when it came out for an article. Its a very good lens as well,  but it has a different usage and user in mind. The longer focal length and the added VR might be an absolute plus. The build is not the same, its not as fast and wide open the quality is not comparable.

Question is do you need a lens for daily usage, which can stand a fair amount of physical abuse and environmental punishment. If not i would personally not hesitate to buy the 24-120 mm, the longer reach and VR is a big plus.

The 85mm f/1.8G is another plastic fantastic, i just finished some comparison testings on a D800 (can send you some samples) and it is well worth the money. The relative low price makes it a no brainer even if you have not much usage for it.


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.


-- hide signature --

- To observe without evaluation is the highest form of human intelligence -

Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow