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JOSHUA.ABIOLA
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


I had 28-70mm and 80-200mm 2.8 af-s for few years, they were great lenses. With technology chaging so fast , I had to get rid of most of my old equipments to meet up. I heave read a lot about 24-70mm but never used one. Is it advisable to go with 24-70mm on the new trend of bodies or buy the old venerables I know best. I am leaning on the new D800.


Mar 08, 2012 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


The 24-70 is better. Only you can say if the cost difference is worth it.


Mar 08, 2012 at 05:26 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


Take a look at the recommended lenses for D800/E on its Technical Guide.


Mar 08, 2012 at 07:10 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


mshi wrote:
Take a look at the recommended lenses for D800/E on its Technical Guide.


That's pure marketing.... what do you expect from Nikon, to tell you to use 50/1.8 E on D800? They want to sell the big guys!



Mar 08, 2012 at 08:08 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


It's darn near impossible to find an in depth test of the old 28-70mm f/2.8 AF-S on a D3x, I myself have always been curious how it performs by the numbers versus the updated 24-70. All I've ever seen are user anecdotes about the old one and raves about the new one.


Mar 09, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


I did a test on a D700 with a 24-70 and 28-70 wide open and on screen you could see a little difference, 24-70 a little less AC, but on a 100% print I had to check the file numbers on the back of the print to tell which was from which lens.


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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


Looking at the pictures from my old gears , sometimes makes me hesistae selling them. But things have changed so fast that makes me feel like I am still living in the 18th century still holding unto them. From software issues with PC and printers, talk less about my D1x whose shutter almost died b/4 selling it. I love the skin tone of the 28-70mm but the features of the new bodies are very promising . Like jammy said , till we find some comprehensive test on the new bodies, it will be difficult to make a wise judgment.


Mar 09, 2012 at 07:12 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


I have never shot with a 28-70 but my D700 and the 24-70 is an awsome combination.
Bill H.



Mar 09, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


More than any other minor differences, I'd rather have that extra 4mm on the wide end.


Mar 09, 2012 at 03:57 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


I've never done any rigorous, side-by-side comparisons, but subjectively I thought my old AF-S 28-70 f2.8 was sharper and more contrasty than my AF-S 24-70 f2.8G.

I wondered if I had just gotten a "bad copy" of the 24-70, because it was also noticeably less sharp than my Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L or my EF 24-105 f4L IS.



Mar 09, 2012 at 04:11 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


i haven't seen comparisons either but my 28-70 works well enough on my D3X that i haven't felt a need to upgrade. the wide end is the weakest on the 24-70 and that is also my strongest because of my Zeiss 25/2.8 so i haven't felt a need to update. when the AF-S motor wears out or something else like that happens, then i will reconsider.

Herb...

Jammy Straub wrote:
It's darn near impossible to find an in depth test of the old 28-70mm f/2.8 AF-S on a D3x, I myself have always been curious how it performs by the numbers versus the updated 24-70. All I've ever seen are user anecdotes about the old one and raves about the new one.




Mar 09, 2012 at 04:27 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 28-70mm or 24-70mm on D800


Maybe worth a read of photozone.de of the 24-70. I've shot both, and prefer the image from the 24-70 over the 28-70. A bit more contrasty and a challenge to get flaring

http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/456-nikkor_afs_2470_28_ff



Mar 10, 2012 at 03:29 AM





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