The D600 is my jump into an fx body. I bought a nikon 24-70 earlier this year in anticipation of moving from my d300s to an fx body. Any thoghts on whether I should buy the kit lens with the $100 rebate? It seems a near duplicate in range but I have heard it is lighter and an easy walk around lens. I'd appreciate any thoughts.
thanks for the feedback. I will skip the 24-85 and put the $500 toward a good wide angle lens. I have the sigma 10-20 for my d300s and use it frequently. I just have to decide which one to go with w the d600.
Fri 28-Sep-12 12:14 AM | edited Fri 28-Sep-12 12:19 AM by GiantTristan
Good decision! Before deciding which wa lens to buy, please check out the Nikon 14-24/2.8, one of the best lenses ever produced. This lens was the main reason why I switched from dx to fx. It is better than your 24-70/2.8 and on par withe the best Zeiss primes.
If you're thinking about getting a wide angle zoom maybe you should look at the number of pictures you've made at the extremes of your current lens. I thought the 14-24mm would be a great lens to have but I ended up replacing it with the 16-35mm simply because this lens has a focal length range that is much better suited to my style of photography.
You obviously have a point. The 16-35/4 is a very nice lens; however, at 16-17mm there are a lot of distortions. On the other hand, the 14-24 is great wide open with little distortion and the f/2.8 permits effective focus isolation and improves low light performance. I also use 14mm quite often, since this provides a unique perspective (see attached). To extend the focal range, I usually also carry a Zeiss 35/2 prime.