Lens Recommendation for my D800

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3sgilbert Senior Member • Posts: 1,349
Lens Recommendation for my D800

Just ordered a D800, I do have an Nikkor 85mm F1.8 coming however I am having a problem selecting the primary lens.

Im looking at the Tamron 24-70mm VC ( or similar probably not the Nikkor from samples cant see the premium but still open to it ), or the Nikkor AF-S 24-120 f/4 G ED. Its primary use will be indoor event style photography where the dynamic nature of a variable zoom over rides the sharpness of a prime. I was sure I wanted a 24-70mm variant as my primary lens however having never shot with a full frame if the 24-120 f4 is sharp at F4, and with the ability to push ISO on the FX camera it seems like an EXTREMELY versatile and affordable lens...any thoughts?

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Nikon D7000 w Sig 150-500 OS
Sony a77/16-50mm( Wife ) HVL56AM
Sony a55 ( daughter )
Tamron 60mm F2 Macro
Sigma 10-20mm
Tamron 90mm Macro
Minolta 28-75 F2.8 Japan
Tamron 70-200 F2.8 Di

 3sgilbert's gear list:3sgilbert's gear list
Nikon D750 Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon 85mm F1.8G +3 more
Nikon D7000 Nikon D800 Sony SLT-A55 Sony SLT-A77
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