Nikon Mid Range Zoom for Landscapes on a D800

Started Jun 30, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Nikon Mid Range Zoom for Landscapes on a D800

Kevin O'Neil wrote:

If cost is the issue, have you considered the Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 AFD? Very sharp lens and perfect as a landscape lens. You don't need VR or AF-s for shooting landscapes. And add a 20mm f/2.8 AFD lens for the wider aspect, and with both you are still paying less than half of what a new 24-70 would cost. While these older lenses do not have the newer lens coatings, you'd be hard pressed in most landscape situations to really notice, assuming you are not shooting into the sun.

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Kevin O'Neil (Under Re-Construction)

I have actually been tempted by the 35-70mm f/2.8 a few times but I'v heard a lot of conflicting options about sharpness, I'm guessing it would be more flare prone as well which is often an issue for me.

The range is certainly good as it links up with my main landscape lens, the 16-35mm VR.

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