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I'd like to get the 24-70 for convenience, but I'm not sure what to make of the Canon's 24-70. My Nikon 24-70 is awesome on my D700, but I keep hearing about how soft and unreliable the Canon version is. The way I see it, Nikon makes better 2.8 zooms, but Canon primes are better AND much cheaper. This is my first post by the way
From my hands on experience since I had both Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G (on a D700) and the Canon 24-70mm, Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8G and Canon 16-35mm Mark II. The 24-70mm lenses are definitely comparable in pretty much all aspect, at least both copies I had. Maybe, only maybe the copy-to-copy variation of the Canon lens is more pronounced. Who knows. The Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 has a great reputation and it is indeed a great performer. The Canon 16-35mm is lagging behind IQ-wise but not by much and only in the corners at wider apertures. I didn't have the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR since the first version suffers from bad corner performance and shows significant vignetting and I sold my Nikon system before the second VR version of the Nikkor 70-200mm became available. Both the latest and current version of the 70-200mm f/2.8 from both companies have a been touted as top notch and my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS Mark II definitely lives up to that reputation. That's my own, first hand experience using both systems for 18 months and not second hand information I heard or read on-line. I just would like to straighten thing out.... at least, somewhat if that matters. Otherwise, disregard this post, please.