Nikon Mid Range Zoom for Landscapes on a D800

Started Jun 30, 2013 | Questions thread
Tyr-Sog Contributing Member • Posts: 908
Re: Nikon Mid Range Zoom for Landscapes on a D800

I got the 'free' 24-85mm kit lens back during the D600 promotion.  Being that I am on a budget I held on to it primarily to shoot it at 24mm for landscapes.  I finally got around to shooting it last week and to say the least, I wasn't thrilled with the results.  After shooting the Sigma 10-20 with my D7K, I found the Nikon to be really flat, lacking contrast and not sharp outside of the center.  It took a lot of PP to get some pop.  I only shot at the 24mm end though so maybe it gets better at FL outside the extreme end.  I've used the 24-85mm for candid shots of the kids and it was above average for that kind of work imo.

I've since moved on to the New 18-35G(well just got it yesterday) for landscapes and I've liked the results of my first handful of shots.

 Tyr-Sog's gear list:Tyr-Sog's gear list
Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
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