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  1. #11
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    Re: 24-70 2.8, yeah...but which one?

    I have the Nikon 24-120 and the 24-70 non-VR. I prefer the 24-120 because of the extra reach and the VR, and I must be lucky in that the photos produced using it have been great. I simply don't see much of a difference between the two. If I were buying now, I'm pretty sure I'd go with the Tamron 24-70VC. In fact, I'm seriously contemplating selling the Nikon 24-70 and replacing it with the Tamron-VR/VC does have some benefits. Then again, I've heard good things about the Tokina as well, if you don't need the speediest AF.

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    Re: 24-70 2.8, yeah...but which one?

    I have the Tamron 24-70 VC on my D7000. I'm not in a position to rent different lenses and then make my decision so I spent a lot of time researching reviews and opinions. The result was I went with the Tamron and have been very happy with it. I did have to fine tune the focus on the D7000 and I do some sharpening in View NX2 on the raw images.
    Now, would I like a little more range (such as a 24-120)? Of course I would, but I decided the 2.8 was more of a priority.
    As for the weight, that's not a problem for me. I actually find the weight and larger size of the lens helps me hold/stabilize the camera.
    Next on my list is the Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC.
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  3. #13
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    Re: 24-70 2.8, yeah...but which one?


    I sold my 24-120 f4 and bought the Tammy 24-70 f2.8. Great lens!
    The Nikon version was much to expensive, Nikons VR version much, much to expensive.
    I compared my Tammy with a Nikon non VR from a friend, my Tammy is just as sharp or even better...
    The AF speed of the Nikon is a bit faster, yeah, but that isnīt a issue for me.
    For holidays, weekends and so, I use a Tamron 28-300 PZD version as my walk around lens.
    Don't shoot me, that super zoom isn't bad at all! It's light and delivers good pics.

    My 24-70 f2.8, my Tamron, it's a good choice, very good build quality, very good picture quality, it has VR, fair price.

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    Re: 24-70 2.8, yeah...but which one?

    I have the nikon 28-70 AFS. if I need to replace that lens, without hesitation itll be the tamron 24-70 VC. I never shoot my zooms at anything less than 3.5 and from f/4, sharpness has significantly increased and vignetting is minute. vc is a huge plus and the price cant be beat. people might complain about the build but my nikon isnt so great if it fell to the floor. and this is from experience. nikon lenses arent built like tanks. my friends 14-24 fell to the floor and came apart. even matt graingers 14-24 fell as well and took some heavy damage. and you will pay dearly for repair.

    its on sale atm for $1100 after rebate.
    Last edited by rocketman122; 11-28-2016 at 10:15 PM.

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