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Which is REALLY the best Nikon compact zoom?

dcynkin

San Diego, US
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dcynkin Basic Member
Sat 25-Nov-00 07:20 PM

OK, now I'm completely baffled...

I'm trying to choose between the 28-105 and 24-120, and I've heard conflicting reports of which is better in quality everywhere I look. The only clear data I've seen is on Photozone.de where the 28-105 seems to edge the 24-120 in ratings in each category with over 70 user postings each for data collection averages. But user postings I've seen on PhotographyReview.com are pretty disappointed with BOTH lenses in cases where the users found distortion, softness, vignetting, etc...

And what about the new 24-85/2.8-4? Has anyone done strict testing of that one yet?

It's pretty shocking to have such a hard time picking a Nikon lens due to bad reviews by users. I don't have the money to use primes, and a zoom is great if it's good quality over the range. Anyone out there tested these lens-to-lens for sharpness, distortion, etc...?

Thanks so much for any feedback you can lend, it's much appreciated.

Dave Cynkin
San Diego, CA

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     Reply message Thank you everyone for such good feedback!
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               Reply message Thanks BJ! I just ordered the 28-105 last night...
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