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

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

How much do you need the range of the 120?  From all the reviews I've read, considering price differences, I'd go for either the 24-85mm along with some primes, or get the 24-70mm.  The 24-70mm is older (my only concern) but it's build like a tank with image quality in mind.  As for price, Canon's revised 24-70mm is now pricier than Nikon's and still doesn't have IS/VR.

The 24-120mm seems great, but for the price (especially now that the rebate is gone) seems a bit pricey.  The 24-70mm will always be considered a "top-of-the-line" lens.  The primes route is great, so it really depends what you're shooting.  The 28mm 1.8 or Sigma 35mm 1.4 + 50mm 1.8g + 85mm 1.8g are a great combo and far better than any other choices, but at events, swapping lenses constantly is simply not practical.  For me personally i'd take 2.8 over the extra length and VR, and eventually grab some primes.

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