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    Default 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    Hi all,
    I've been using the 24-70mm F2.8 on my D700 for awhile. Intend to replace with 24-120mm F4.
    Would like to hear out all comments. Thks.

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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    One has the speed, one has the range. Only you can decide.....

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    I would nvr replace a trinity.... Unless u really need the flexibility and need to recover some money.. Then might consider the 24-120mm... Just my opinion only...
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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    In my opinion you will regret, they are of different league.....you do not loose much from the range of 70 to 120 since D700 have enought pixel to crop.....on the other hand the focusing speed, larger apeture, bokeh and contrast of that trinity lens is second to none only to prime lens

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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    Maybe TS should re-phase your question "Anyone changed from a 2470 to a 24120 and if so, what is the reason ?".

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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    Quote Originally Posted by viperho View Post
    Hi all,
    I've been using the 24-70mm F2.8 on my D700 for awhile. Intend to replace with 24-120mm F4.
    Would like to hear out all comments. Thks.
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    Strange ... may be you can rent or try at NSC 24-120mm . It will not provide much range with + 50mm

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    For only that extra 50mm FL u gain.. you lose alot on the other hand. Hmm.. like many suggested. Not worth it. I wont and will never think about it.

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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    And they certainly don't call 24-70mm part of the "trinity" for some lame reasons... But at the end of the day, it's really up to individual preferences really... Some togs may own just one lens + one body, so changing that lens for extra focal length maybe one of the reasons.
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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    i would go for 24-70mm f/2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    And they certainly don't call 24-70mm part of the "trinity" for some lame reasons... But at the end of the day, it's really up to individual preferences really... Some togs may own just one lens + one body, so changing that lens for extra focal length maybe one of the reasons.
    Actually I do think that the name is pretty lame. Its something spun out to label 3 lenses which are commonly perceived to be for professional use and assumed to be gifts from above.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Actually I do think that the name is pretty lame. Its something spun out to label 3 lenses which are commonly perceived to be for professional use and assumed to be gifts from above.....
    That's interesting to know... Of course, I don't think they are gifts from above, afterall they are man-made... As for being lame...well, you know how people like to hype on everything to sensationalise things.

    None of the 3 above are perfect lenses - each has their "flaws" in designs - and I can probably list them down just as much. However, as premium zooms, I can't think of any other Nikkors that can be comparable to the 3 or even replace them... But that's just me I guess.
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    Thks. Everyone for ur comments. I've be reading some of the reviews on the 24-120mm and thought it maybe a good options to consider. I'll probably rent one and do a comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viperho
    Thks. Everyone for ur comments. I've be reading some of the reviews on the 24-120mm and thought it maybe a good options to consider. I'll probably rent one and do a comparison.
    It's like using the flexible 18-105mm DX lens with much better built and quality glass, faster aperture and hefty price. It's a good all in one general purpose lens for travel I guess. Other than the 28-300mm.....
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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    Get 24-70 if you can afford it.
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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    my 24-70 is constantly mounted on my body as everyday lens ... sharp and fast ... but sometime i wish to have more reach like 120mm but yet having a f2.8 is a big bonus.

    put reach aside, why not you try both lens and judge on their AF speed? (I tried 16-35 f4 ... and it could AF rather fast but not in low light)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiao_shin View Post
    Get 24-70 if you can afford it.
    Already own the 24-70mm, intend to replace with 24-120mm...

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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    Keep your 24-70mm and get a 70-200mm f2.8 VRI or VRII if you need the extra reach and speed as well

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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    Quote Originally Posted by viperho View Post
    Already own the 24-70mm, intend to replace with 24-120mm...
    24-70mm is non replaceable, unless you don't mind the trade off of quality
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    Default Re: 24-70mm F2.8 vs 24-120 F4

    Unless it's for weight and size reason, I agree with the rest, DON'T.

    Recently was considering which of the two lenses - the 24-120 mainly for its weight, size and price - I settled for the 24-70mm. Built and image quality cannot be compared but have to live with the weigh and size, though.

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