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    Hi guys. Basically, i have to choose between these 2 lens and i cant seems to come up with a conclusion. Both lens are equally good. I own a D90 and a
    35mm prime only. I also intend to buy 11-16 in the months to come. Soooooo do u guys have any recommendations?

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    Do you find your 35mm prime too tight? 24mm may not be wide enough for everyday use.

    Just my 2 cents. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoquan View Post
    Hi guys. Basically, i have to choose between these 2 lens and i cant seems to come up with a conclusion. Both lens are equally good. I own a D90 and a
    35mm prime only. I also intend to buy 11-16 in the months to come. Soooooo do u guys have any recommendations?
    If i really have to choose one.. i will go for the 17-55mm (25.5-82.5) as i find the 24-70mm(36-105) a bit too tight for everyday use.. Do take note D90 have a 1.5x crop factor...But why not go for the Nikon 18-135mm?
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    if you intend to upgrade to FF then buy 24-70

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    Quote Originally Posted by jas1984 View Post
    If i really have to choose one.. i will go for the 17-55mm (25.5-82.5) as i find the 24-70mm(36-105) a bit too tight for everyday use.. Do take note D90 have a 1.5x crop factor...But why not go for the Nikon 18-135mm?
    I want to get those lens because of the 2.8 :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoS77 View Post
    Do you find your 35mm prime too tight? 24mm may not be wide enough for everyday use.

    Just my 2 cents. :-)
    35 is kind of limited. sometimes too wide sometimes too tight. Yea. thus i get the idea of getting new lenssss~

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazeppa26 View Post
    if you intend to upgrade to FF then buy 24-70
    Buttttttttt i dont think i am getting ff so soon? maybe 2-3yrs ltr? Unless my shutter dies fast~ :/

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    17-55 this is has been discussed in Nikon subforum. Please check that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GReddyZC76 View Post
    Nikkor 16-35 f/4 + nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 + nikkor 70-200 f/2.8
    For FX that would be perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoquan View Post
    I want to get those lens because of the 2.8 :/
    Why don't you also consider:

    Sigma 17-50/2.8 OS ($1k)
    Tamron 17-50/2.8 non VC ($500+)
    Tamron 17-50/2.8 VC ($900)

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Why don't you also consider:

    Sigma 17-50/2.8 OS ($1k)
    Tamron 17-50/2.8 non VC ($500+)
    Tamron 17-50/2.8 VC ($900)
    okay nice recommendations. the sigma looks nice. a few more lens to consider~ haha. thanks anyway~

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    For FX that would be perfect
    agree ttm~

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    for dx cam. is a nikon 10-24mm, 18-105mm, afs 70-300mm, 35mm and 50mm more than enough? or is there any overlapping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericcf
    for dx cam. is a nikon 10-24mm, 18-105mm, afs 70-300mm, 35mm and 50mm more than enough? or is there any overlapping?
    Agree, covers full range for a DX camera. Though I would probably leave the 35mm prime out - just a personal choice.

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    ru u gg to upgrade to FX soon??
    then get the 17-35 else 24-70 is also good

    don bother tight or wide
    is about your shooting style and what u shoot

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    I will be critical and tell you that f/2.8, especially for the 2470/1755/1424/1735, doesn't mean nothing when compared to the cheaper primes, which have a larger aperture, if your purpose of the f/2.8 was for the bokeh/ poor lighting conditions. I see that you have tried primes. Unless you think that you can't live with primes or you must get a zoom because you are a professional or you need the zoom, primes will always be the cheaper way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehzeh View Post
    I will be critical and tell you that f/2.8, especially for the 2470/1755/1424/1735, doesn't mean nothing when compared to the cheaper primes, which have a larger aperture, if your purpose of the f/2.8 was for the bokeh/ poor lighting conditions. I see that you have tried primes. Unless you think that you can't live with primes or you must get a zoom because you are a professional or you need the zoom, primes will always be the cheaper way out.
    F2.8 zooms have their uses. But it is up to the TS to decide if those lenses fit his needs.

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    No! That's not perfect! keke
    it should be

    Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 70-200 VR2 f/2.8 lolx

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    For FX that would be perfect
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    Default Re: nikon 24-70 or 17-55

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    F2.8 zooms have their uses. But it is up to the TS to decide if those lenses fit his needs.
    Yeah and hence the last sentence in my last reply.

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