As I posted before, I have some old nikkor lenses that have been modified for use on a DSLR.
However, for everyday shooting, I would like to invest in a zoom lens. I've narrowed down to two options:
1. Two lenses: 24-120 f3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR, or
2. One lens: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR.
I primarily shoot for web photos for my Earth/Space education website.
Again for reference, I have the 50mm 1.4 VR, and manual (1970 era) 50/1.4, 24/2.8, and 200/f4.
Thanks for the advice. I am fussy about my photos, and with this investment in the D700, do not want to end up growling..
#1. "RE: More Decisions...." | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Fri 02-Jan-09 05:55 PM
To be honest, given web-based use, it really won't matter which of these lenses takes the pictures, or (other than ISO) whether you used a D700 or a D40 - to make images fit on most web-sized pages, you're tossing virtually all of the resolution.
BUT you say your are fussy, and certainly at 100% zoom you will easily be able to distinguish which ones come from the 24-120 and which from the 70-200/f2.8. If that bothers you, skip the less expensive stuff and go straight to whichever of the 14-24/f2.8 - 24-70/f2.8 - 70-200/f2.8 that you need.
Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member
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#2. "RE: More Decisions...." | In response to Reply # 1ddelmonte Registered since 09th Dec 2006Fri 02-Jan-09 06:44 PM
Thanks Brian, I understated my needs. Web stuff, yep, but also AstroPhotography, print photos - for posters - I do presentations and want to use my own work.
There are other uses too.. But I appreciate your suggestions.