Wed 02-Jan-13 11:33 AM | edited Wed 02-Jan-13 11:34 AM by jef_dk4
> Dimitris, can you afford to keep the 24-70 while you try the >24-120 (or 24-85) and asses if the IQ measures up to your >expectations and then decide on the need for primes and >whether to sell the 24-70?
That would be difficult, especially for the 24-120.
I decided to give a cheap D zoom a try, which would cost me close to nothing, and see if it can do the job in medium/bright light situations. If the test is successful, I will most probably keep the 24-70, and reevaluate the whole mid-zoom scenario once more funds become available.
Meanwhile, spending some more time with the 85mm and finding my ways around the somehow restricting FL, I might end up with a set of primes as an alternative to carrying the 24-70. That could happen if/when the aforementioned funds become available.
The resume is, I become more and more reluctant to get rid of the wonderful 24-70, at least before finding out if a cheap mid zoom will help me when carrying the beast is not a choice. I feel I need some more time to see what can work best for me, and the 85mm plus the cheap zoom can greatly contribute to the evaluation.