Lens decision help, Tamron 24-70, Nikon 24-85, 24-120, 16-35

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
DonHF Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: Lens decision help, Tamron 24-70, Nikon 24-85, 24-120, 16-35

Solveik wrote:

I shoot mostly children portrait in their natural habitat. This means I shoot indoor and outdoor without controlled lighting situations. I do shoot occasional weddings (2-5 a year).

forget the 16-35 for that type of photography.

- now the other zoom range gives me headaches: the Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 VR comes as a kit with the D610, but is this any good compared to the Tamron 24-70/2,8 Di VC, Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR G or even Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR (I don't think I need that range). I left out the Nikon 24-70 on purpose since I think it is in a different league.

These are really your choices:

Tamron 24-70/2,8 Di VC

Nikon 24-120mm f/4

Nikon 24-70 2.8

See what focal lengths, speeds and apertures you use most and base your decision on that.

The 2.8 Nikon is what is most commonly used but if in budget the tamron is fine too.

The 70-120 range is useful when you want to give space to the subject but still be close enough.

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