How does the AFS 28-70 handle on a D700?
I'm going to get this lens and wondered how it handles on a D700? My guess is that it'll be front heavy and I'll need to offset the weight with a Nikon MB-D10 and EN-EL4 battery from my D2H. Is this a good assumption about the handling of this combo?
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#1. "RE: How does the AFS 28-70 handle on a D700?" | In response to Reply # 0olivierrychner Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Sun 28-Oct-12 08:37 PM
Yes, quite front-heavy, but really manageable (I come from same lens on F100, too).
Your idea to balance it with the grip is a good one, although the bigger battery will not dramatically shift things more than the usual one. But the D700 being good to ISO 3200, even 6400, and the zoom being f/2.8, results are good. Less so, I imagine, than with a more modern lens on a more modern camera, but good enough that I don't need to upgrade anytime soon!
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#2. "RE: How does the AFS 28-70 handle on a D700?" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberMon 29-Oct-12 12:51 AM
It handles very well.
The addition of the MB-D10 makes for a perfect balance.
The replacement of the EN-EL4 for EN-EL4a batteries helps to only use the EN-EL3e as backup power.
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#3. "RE: How does the AFS 28-70 handle on a D700?" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 29-Oct-12 06:30 AM
With the MB-D10 and EN-EL4(a), the 28-70mm feels perfect on my D700.
I suspect without the MB-D10 it would feel more front heavy but I have never tried it.
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