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Comparing the 24-70 2.8 to my 17-55 2.8 lens...

Anthony_in_SF

Berkeley, US
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Anthony_in_SF Registered since 05th Dec 2005
Wed 12-Dec-07 06:35 AM

In an impulse moment, I ordered a 24-70 2.8 lens from B&H. I say impulse because I'm not a pro and already own the 17-55 2.8 (along with a D200).

My intention is to keep just one of the lenses, with the practical decision being to keep my 17-55 2.8 and returning the 24-70 2.8.

My confusion comes from a handful of (frankly not very well controlled) test shots I took this evening where it appears the 24-70 2.8 is slightly but noticably (at 100% size) sharper than the 17-55 2.8. From a practical perspective this makes no sense to me, I would expect both lenses to produce near-identical results.

I plan to do a more controlled and thorough test this weekend but thought I'd post this to see what your perspectives are. Have you done a similar comparison? Would you expect one lense to outperform the other? Thanks in advance for your comments.

Anthony
Berkeley, California

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