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Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 vs Nikkor 24-120 f/4
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February 19, 2013
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what do you think about those two lenses? my opinion at the moment is:
24-70 f/2.8
pros: better bokeh provided by wider apperture
cons: expensive; too heavy; too big for travel and walkarround; huge hood; no VR
24-120 f/4
pros: cheaper; lighter; good for travel and walkarround; VR; more versatility (120mm)
cons: not so good bokeh
Another question I have for you guys: What is the performance of the 24-70 at f/4 and the 24-120 at f/4 do you think two photos, taken with both lenses at the same focal lenght will be similar???
My main concerns in having a 24-70 is the size of the lens and mainly because I use always the hood….and the lack of VR. The weight doesn’t matter so much for me. Some of my photographer coleagues said that the D800 has great ISO and a 24-120 f/4 goes well with it and the ISO supported by the D800 compensates the lack of apperture (f/2.8) of the 24-70. What do you think about that?

February 19, 2013
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Daniela said

what do you think about those two lenses? my opinion at the moment is:
24-70 f/2.8
pros: better bokeh provided by wider apperture
cons: expensive; too heavy; too big for travel and walkarround; huge hood; no VR
24-120 f/4
pros: cheaper; lighter; good for travel and walkarround; VR; more versatility (120mm)
cons: not so good bokeh
Another question I have for you guys: What is the performance of the 24-70 at f/4 and the 24-120 at f/4 do you think two photos, taken with both lenses at the same focal lenght will be similar???
My main concerns in having a 24-70 is the size of the lens and mainly because I use always the hood….and the lack of VR. The weight doesn’t matter so much for me. Some of my photographer coleagues said that the D800 has great ISO and a 24-120 f/4 goes well with it and the ISO supported by the D800 compensates the lack of apperture (f/2.8) of the 24-70. What do you think about that?

24-70 f/2.8 is simply awesome lens which should have in our lens bag.one of my friend is having this lens and i have seen what that lens can do.

February 20, 2013
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Hi Daniela,
Just reporting in. Laugh
I read your reply on my picture. Thanks for the link.
Today I got my replacement lens. So, needless to say i’m very excited. Can’t wait to go out and try it out again.
I know you are concern about the weight of the lens. I own the 14-24mm f2.8 ultrawide. And I think this lens is heavier. I use a BlackRapid shoulder strap that I attach my D600 with a battery pack, lens and it’s easy to walk around, the weight is distribute evenly on my shoulders and the camera with the lens hangs comfortably on my side at hand level. The lens (24-70mm f2.8) focus very fast and its motor is quiet. I gotta go out and try different f-stops and then I’ll come back and let you know what I think of it.

Love, Monkey.

February 20, 2013
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Hello guys, thanks for the posts. Keep posting, need to decide myself in the next 2 or 3 months between those two lenses.

Monkey, I had a Black Rapid once, but there was 2 problems for me, first I’m a girl and it’s not confortable for me to use it cross my chest (lol), second I use my camera with a vanguard quick release plate attached and I cannot use it with BRapid because it’s not compatible with that plate, even the T1 screw from BRapid goes with manfrotto similar plates, but not with mine. I also have a 14-24 but never experimented to travel with it and walking for 2 hours with it on the bag, like when we visit a different city and left our things in a hotel, grab our equipment and GO. I imagine doing that in the future with a camera, and 2 lenses like the 14-24 and 24-70…it’s 3kg of weight or more not including the flash(lol). When you mentioned you use your D600 with a battery pack, are you refering the grip?

July 19, 2013
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Finally after 5 months of comparing lenses and equipment I got the nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 for events and general use…I will keep my D7000 for know, very nice camera… but I’ll start full frame next month with the D800 for the major of my work in Architecture Photography and all the work that requires a more large frame.

Thanks for the feedback and to all those who gave me some kind of advice and support on all the foruns I participate.

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