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    Default 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    Hmm, I already have a Tamaron 28-75mm/f2.8.
    Sometimes the result is disappointing (esp when the subject is a bit far)

    Shall I change to Nikon 24-70/f2.8 N (OR sigma 24-70/f2.8 EX DG HSM)?

    I usually shoot portrait/full body or a group of people in event.
    And I have a D700.

    By the way, in terms of bokeh, I already have 85mm/f1.4, do I still need long focal range (70-200mm VRII) to create it?

    Acutally what's the major usage of 70-200mm? I heard it is for news & sports, which I dont have interest. For tele photo/wild life I already have Sigma 150-500mm (damn hard to shoot in hand even with OS)

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    Default Re: 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by kulagg View Post
    Hmm, I already have a Tamaron 28-75mm/f2.8.
    Sometimes the result is disappointing (esp when the subject is a bit far)
    Can you further elaborate on this? What exactly is disappointing? Do also consider your skills here.
    No point drooling over other equipment as long as the root cause is not clear.
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    Default Re: 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by kulagg View Post
    Hmm, I already have a Tamaron 28-75mm/f2.8.
    Sometimes the result is disappointing (esp when the subject is a bit far)

    Shall I change to Nikon 24-70/f2.8 N (OR sigma 24-70/f2.8 EX DG HSM)?

    I usually shoot portrait/full body or a group of people in event.
    And I have a D700.

    By the way, in terms of bokeh, I already have 85mm/f1.4, do I still need long focal range (70-200mm VRII) to create it?

    Acutally what's the major usage of 70-200mm? I heard it is for news & sports, which I dont have interest. For tele photo/wild life I already have Sigma 150-500mm (damn hard to shoot in hand even with OS)
    1. You cannot create bokeh. Please read up on what bokeh is.
    2. If you don't even know what a 70-200mm is used for, or the relation of focal length to FOV, distortion and DOF, then PLEASE do not buy a new lens. It's not the lens that's the problem, it's your lack of basic skills and understanding. Better equipment will not make you a better photographer.
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    Default Re: 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    1. You cannot create bokeh. Please read up on what bokeh is.
    2. If you don't even know what a 70-200mm is used for, or the relation of focal length to FOV, distortion and DOF, then PLEASE do not buy a new lens. It's not the lens that's the problem, it's your lack of basic skills and understanding. Better equipment will not make you a better photographer.
    A bit too straightforward no? I agree with Rashkae comments, you need to learn more, and changing lenses won't make a difference.

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    Default Re: 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    A bit too straightforward no?
    Well... Sometimes people need cold, hard truth.
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    Default Re: 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    Considering just on equipment, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 should be the best partner (amongst the 3 similar focal length zoom) for your D700. Whether the "upgrade" is worth the extra $, only you can decide.




    Quote Originally Posted by kulagg View Post
    Hmm, I already have a Tamaron 28-75mm/f2.8.
    Sometimes the result is disappointing (esp when the subject is a bit far)

    Shall I change to Nikon 24-70/f2.8 N (OR sigma 24-70/f2.8 EX DG HSM)?

    I usually shoot portrait/full body or a group of people in event.
    And I have a D700.

    By the way, in terms of bokeh, I already have 85mm/f1.4, do I still need long focal range (70-200mm VRII) to create it?

    Acutally what's the major usage of 70-200mm? I heard it is for news & sports, which I dont have interest. For tele photo/wild life I already have Sigma 150-500mm (damn hard to shoot in hand even with OS)

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    Default Re: 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    Subject too far and it becomes disappointing? I hope you do know that 75mm ain't alot for a focal length.. Do fill us in on more details or examples of photos you felt was disappointing..
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    Default Re: 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    I had a 2nd hand tamron 28-75 and it was much better than the 2 copies of canon 24-70L I had in the past.

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    Default Re: 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    Ohh thanks for the replies.

    Yea I think I should learn more.

    maybe I upload the disappointing ones later.

    Sorry I'm busy recently and cannot look closely @ the thread.

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    Default Re: 24-70mm/f2.8 N worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Well... Sometimes people need cold, hard truth.
    In some way, I really dig your comments. No holds barred - Whammo !! And the guy goes

    Sometimes, I go :O too but it's good to be hit with cold, hard truth.
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