As I continue to look for reasons to buy the D700, I am wondering just how wide 24mm is on the D700? I have had DX for so long, that I have forgotten how wide the 24mm is? Any sample images from anyone? While I know that it won't be as wide as my current D300 / Tokina 11-16 combo is, I am wondering if it is wide enough? I can't afford the 14-24 and the D700, unless someone has the winning Lotto numbers for me ...
Thanks in advance, Larry
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Tue 02-Feb-10 04:42 AM | edited Tue 02-Feb-10 04:52 AM by glxman
Hi Larry, Couple with the D700, 14-24 Not a 24-70, but most are at 24, When I went to buy the 24-70, the salesman offered my the 14-24 way cheaper than the 24-70, (old stock), So ended up with the 14-24, don't regret it though! 24mm
Robsb does extremely well with the 17-35, at my pro shop, the 17-35 was about the same price as a 14-24? Don't know how they worked that one out,
Regards, Gary PS Dragged two of these files out of my external drive, appologize in advance for not completing the PP
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Larry because your 11-16 is so wide perhaps you could use some of the range on a D700 in FX mode, but other Tokina owners will have to say. for example a Nikon 12-24 can be used from 18-24 on the D700 in FX mode. Also remember you are looking at a much bigger frame.
I am interested in the 24-70 f/2.8 lens for my D700. I already have an 80-200 f/2.8 which uses the same 77mm filter size. I use B+W filters, and have an older UV-010 filter and a regular C-Pol. They are wider than the newer F-Pro filter rings, of which I have a warming KR-3 version.
Do you use or know whether these wider filters (that is, the brass ring is taller/larger) will function correctly on the 24-70 without creating too much vignetting? I could use the KR-3, which is slimmer, otherwise, I'd have to consider buying a new UV filter (and possibly a C-Pol).
I understand that at 24mm f/2.8 there is some vignetting even without a filter attached.
>Hi Larry, > >Here's a picture taken with the D700/24-70mm 2.8 @24mm. > > > > > >Dutch Nikonian >Shoot everything without bullets. > >Music was my first love,photography my last. > >www.arthurbender.nl
This image was taken with the 17-35mm lens at 24mm with a D700, so this should give you a good impression about the effect of this focal length on a FX camera. The camera was on a tripod in a low position with a ND grad.
The 24-70mm is a bit heavy and long, my tripod has a tendency to trip over with this lens, so I prefer the shorter and lighter 17-35mm for landscape work.
These are the Callanish stones on the Isle of Lewis by the way.