Hi, I plan to buy nikkor 24-85 f2.8 but I hear a lot of good and bad reviews. I read some good & less bad reviews of 28-70 f2.8 but too expensive. I'm confuse, I don't know what lens to choose I need your help.
Richard: David's comments are supported by better optics reports. The combination of a 24mm f/2.8 and the 35-70mm f/2.8 should render better images (all other things equal) than the 24-85mm f/2.8-4. I know because I have such pair. Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile Previous photographic journey, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story
a cheaper alternative consider the 28-105 nikkor with a 24mm prime. I have compared my 35-70 f/2.8 AFD images taken a while ago with my current 28-105AFD and I must agree, the 35-70 images look "clearer" it seems that the eyes have more sparkle.
One last option for you is the 24-120. I use that one in my studio at the store and it is a all in one lens for us. And we have used several lens before this on and I think we like this one the most. it costs more than the 24-85 but less than the 28-70 2.8. John R
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I'm also a big fan of the 24-120. I get consistantly sharp images with this lens. I puchased a Tokina 24-200 to have even greater range on my D1 and I'm disappointed in the softness of that lens compared to the 24-120. The Nikkor 24 2.8 is a great lens to have in your bag and is affordable as well.-Mike
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