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what lens?
« on: December 18, 2010, 04:01:34 PM »
i have finally decided to sell my 12-24 lens, i need a lens to go upto 70mm to work on my D700, what are my options?
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Re: what lens?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 04:57:03 PM »
Suggest Nikon 24-70mm F2.8, as the 24mm end will do for landscapes whilst the 70mm end will do portraits. I used mine in Birmingham today even covered in snow.  :tup:

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Re: what lens?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 05:10:24 PM »
Suggest Nikon 24-70mm F2.8, as the 24mm end will do for landscapes whilst the 70mm end will do portraits. I used mine in Birmingham today even covered in snow.  :tup:
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Re: what lens?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 07:13:23 PM »
whilst i don't doubt it is a cracking lens....what's plan b? (a compromise ) £1200 is a bit to much at the moment even though i am a brand snob i just can't stretch that far, i am only looking at around £500 tops for my lens (mint, boxed with hood and clothe bag)
what about the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom ? it's a lot cheaper.
and then there's this
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-24-120-f3-5-5-6-G-IF-ED-AFS-VR-Boxed-Mint-/220708521236?pt=UK_Photography_Film_Cameras_ET&hash=item336340c514
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 07:35:17 PM »
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Re: what lens?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 08:53:45 PM »
whilst i don't doubt it is a cracking lens....what's plan b? (a compromise ) £1200 is a bit to much at the moment even though i am a brand snob i just can't stretch that far, i am only looking at around £500 tops for my lens (mint, boxed with hood and clothe bag)
what about the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom ? it's a lot cheaper.
and then there's this
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-24-120-f3-5-5-6-G-IF-ED-AFS-VR-Boxed-Mint-/220708521236?pt=UK_Photography_Film_Cameras_ET&hash=item336340c514

In that case Grey's of Westminster have a secondhand 35-70mm f/2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor at £445. A F2.8 would cover you better than a F2.8-4 as a all round lens. Wouldn't bother with the 24-120mm, as I've got one and never rated it.  ;D

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Re: what lens?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 11:01:46 AM »
cheers Oldboy, just need to sell mine
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Re: what lens?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 08:46:23 PM »
cheers Oldboy, just need to sell mine

Should get at least £500 for it, as brand new it's £796.99 at WareHouse Express.   :tup:

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Re: what lens?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2010, 10:20:15 PM »
i'll pop it on ebay and try a couple of other camera sites
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Re: what lens? SOLD
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011, 05:18:20 PM »
SOLD
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Re: what lens? SOLD
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Re: what lens?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2011, 07:00:19 PM »


In that case Grey's of Westminster have a secondhand 35-70mm f/2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor at £445. A F2.8 would cover you better than a F2.8-4 as a all round lens. Wouldn't bother with the 24-120mm, as I've got one and never rated it.  ;D
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how does this one compare?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-28-70mm-f-2-8D-ED-IF-Lens-/230576684868?pt=UK_CamerasPhoto_CameraAccessories_CameraLensesFilters_JN&hash=item35af70ff44
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Re: what lens?
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 09:57:23 PM »
From Ken Rockwell's site.

This is a spectacular lens. It's also spectacularly big, heavy and expensive: about $1,450 as of December 2007. Its price has been stable; it was $1,400 in 2002. I suspect it will be discontinued as it has been superceded by the improved, lighter and even more expensive 24-70mm f/2.8 AF-S.

I'm afraid of this 28-70mm lens because it is so big and heavy. It is Nikon's heaviest midrange zoom ever. I'd never want to walk around with this thing hanging off the front of my camera. If you spend more time shooting than carrying it, it's a great lens. The Nikon 28-70mm AF-S is not a lens for taking on vacation or for the timid. It's a lens to use all day long shooting.

Mifsuds have it for £649. http://www.mifsuds.com/acatalog/Used_Nikon_AF_Lenses.html just scroll down to page to find it.  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 10:49:06 PM »
thanks for that, i am scouring the web for a 24 70 and can't believe i missed one on ebay that went for £850
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Re: what lens?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 11:48:12 PM »
I am now in the nice position to have nice glass and camera to play with. I have both the Sigma 24-70 f2.8 (HSM version, not the cheaper Macro) And the Nikon 24-70 f2.8 My colleague and me both prefer the Sigma lens on the D300 and the D3 over the Nikon Lens. The Sigma is short, stubby, heavy. while the Nikon is longer, similar weight. The camera just feels easier to handle. I have no doubt that the Nikon has better IQ in certain circumstances, but I hardly ever pixel peep any more. For me the The Sigma is a winner over the Nikon because I will never spot the difference in price in the picture. Hope that helps a bit Alan

 

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