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D700 - 14-24mm or 17-35mm for wide-angle landscapes?

Feudal1

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Feudal1 Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2006
Wed 29-Oct-08 02:15 AM | edited Wed 29-Oct-08 02:22 AM by Feudal1

Just upgraded to a D700. I'm wanting something for wide-angle shooting of landscapes, and am considering either the 14-24mm or 17-35mm.

I understand that each lens has its advantages and disadvantages: the 14-24mm has amazing image quality and is ultra-wide, but is bulky, heavy, and won't take filters. The 17-35mm is not quite as heavy and bulky, is very good optically (though not quite to the level of the 14-24mm), does allow filters, is not as wide (17mm), but is longer (35mm). Both are expensive, pro-level lenses.

I'm hoping to see some shots taken by folks on here with both lenses (taken with the D700), and some thoughts/feedback on what it's like shooting with either of these. For example, is the bulky 14-24mm lens awkward to haul around? Is the 17-35mm range not as useful as the 14-24mm (or perhaps the other way around)? Discussion like this would be really helpful (and appreciated).

Also, are there other wide-angle alternatives for the D700 that I haven't mentioned, but that folks might be shooting with?

Thanks.

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