Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 - buy it now?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
9ck
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Re: One More Thought:

John M Roberts wrote:

9ck wrote:

One of the reasons I upgraded to FF was that even with my 16-85mm I felt that I needed wider now and then so I started to look for a 10-24, 12-24 or 11-16 from Tokina all DX lenses. I also considered the 14mm Samyang which now take filters. I wan't to be able to use ND filters so this rules out the FX-lensen 14-24 and 16-28 from Tokina - I know it's possible, but the filtersystems are just to pricy for me.

After I've moved to FF I've been considering the AF-S 18-35 G (the new model from 2013) and the 16-35mm VR. I've been very close to choose the 18-35 over the 16-35 but I've found a good deal on the 16-35 so I think I'll go with that. Test and comparrisons of the two lenses leave me without a clear winner of the two. Hope I'll like the extra size and weight + nannocoating, wheathersealing and vr :-). I'll know tomorrow.

I think with what you already have, that will be a good move. In reducing bulk and weight I'm pondering my D800e with either the 18 or 16~35, have my 60 macro fill in the midrange and buy the 70~200 f4. I will have to go to a shop and see the difference between the two shorter zooms. As I recall I was not overly impressed with the size difference between my 14~24 to the 16~35 especially with the later being f4! My other route is using mirrorless.

I think the only person I've heard say that the 16-35mm is a small lens is Jared "2.8" Polin :-). The 16-35 is 680g and about the same size as your 24-70. The 18-35 G is 385g and less than 10cm long.

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