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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:18 am 
Hi Guys,

anyone have tried this Nikkor AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF Lens on a D700 /D3 an alternative for the Expensive AF-S 24-70 ?

from what i found and reviewed, its a good walkaround Nikon lens, sharp aw well , the only drawback is that it has no VR..

To compare, Is this lens better than the 24-120VR ?

Need your kind input guys, thanks . 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:41 am 
Harirockford wrote:
Is this lens better than the 24-120VR ?


Yes...in my opinion,the 24-85mm is the best option for a all-around lens. Sharp & practical. The 24-120 is a not-so-good lens,I saw a lot of soft photos,at F8,made with a D3.
But don't take my or anybody else's word for it..test them out. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Ken Rockwell says: "Just get the newer and far superior 24-85 AFS instead." He means the f/3.5-4.5G type. You can read his take on this lens here.
His review of the 24-120 VR is there. Quote: "one of Nikon's 10 worst lenses of all time" :(

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:20 pm 
Thomas wrote:
His review of the 24-120 VR is there. Quote: "one of Nikon's 10 worst lenses of all time" :(

Yes...& the samples I saw really are proving his point.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:48 am 
But in this range, do you need the VR ? is this a good lens for weddings ?

i heard some reviews that the 24-120VR makes sharp pictures because of its VR ability ?

need some inputs guys

thanks 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:33 am 
VR only helps when u shoot still object. therefore, it is not ideal for wedding, especially if you want to capture candids.

I recommend 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 for wedding.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:18 am 
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VR is only really helpful when you have long(er) exposure times. So when you are shooting moving objects, they will still be unsharp. And no matter the VR, if the glass is not optimal, then it will still be very difficult to get sharp enough pictures.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:14 am 
Thanks for all your comments guys, There is a new Nikon Center newly opened in Kuala Lumpur, will go there and test it out with a D3 8)

anyway appreciate it guys :D


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