14-24 vs 16-35

Started May 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Doublehelix Senior Member • Posts: 1,026
Re: 14-24 vs 16-35

I am in the same exact boat, trying to decide between the two. My biggest concern with the 14-24 is the lack of filters. The size does not thrill me, but I used to do a lot of sports shooting running around with the 70-200, so the 14-24 will seem light by comparison.

I was in my local store last week and tried both out on my D800, and I have to agree the comments about about the 16-35 at 16mm... there seemed to be an excess of barrel distortion compared to the 14-24 at 14mm. Probably easily correctable in PP, but it scared me a bit.

The VR might be a nice touch, but I am used to not having it on the 24-70, so that is not a deal killer I suppose.

There have been rumors out for a while that the 14-24 and the 24-70 were both due for upgrades and would be adding VR... not sure if that is just Internet gossip running amok, or if someone really knows anything.

I am personally leaning towards the 14-24, but still undecided.

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