>Having top quality lenses is a good decision on the D800. It >can show lens flaws. > >The 24-70 is my most used lens. Image quality is very good. >There are small differences in quality across focal lengths, >but it's generally at the top in any comparison of zooms. The >only drawback is a lack of VR. > >The 14-24 is a fantastic lens in terms of image quality. It >is unmatched and a number of top Canon shooters use this lens. > But it does not have filter threads, is a bit heavy, and >lacks VR. The 16-35 is a good alternative in that you do give >up some in quality, but it is still very good and has filter >threads, VR, lighter weight and lower cost. For me, VR was >important for shooting from water. And filter threads are >important in my photography of streams and waterfalls. So I >chose the 16-35 over the 14-24. > >Eric Bowles >Nikonians Team >My Gallery >Workshops > >Nikonians membership — my most important photographic >investment, after the camera
I find myself primarily using my 24-70 zoom for most of my photographs of people and events. Landscapes are not my forte (although I love them) so I use my 14-24 zoom less often but it is crazy-sharp. Recently, I've been working with my 85/1.4G. For sports I also have the 70-200 VR1 and despite the slight vignetting, it is extremely sharp. I like the zooms for their flexibility.