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24-70 2.8 plus...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by lf911sc, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. lf911sc


    Jun 15, 2008
    Monmouth, NJ
    Picking up a 24-70 2.8 this weekend for my D300. Will need to pick up something affordable to cover the wide ranges. Head is spinning with the possibilities. Where should I look for coverage, Sigma, Tokina etc?

    Help is appreciated!
  2. rvink


    Mar 21, 2006
    New Zealand
    For the D300, seems to me the Nikon 12-24/4 is the ideal wideangle compliment to the 24-70/2.8.
  3. Agree!:tongue:
  4. i would get the new nikon 14-24 if you got the money
    if not the sigma 10-20 is nice
  5. Or a cheaper option might be the 12-24 f4 Tokina.
  6. I have the Nikon 12-24/4 and love it. Would I like the 14-24? SURE. But I don't need it. I've heard good things about the Tokina and Sigma as well. Good luck!
  7. lf911sc


    Jun 15, 2008
    Monmouth, NJ
    Should have added that the 24-70 will leave me tapped out for now. I also have a Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR and am looking for something lower in cost to keep me amused and to complete the run through 200 mm

  8. 10.5 fisheye :smile:
  9. Wait

    I waited until the 14-24 was widely available before I bought it - instead of jumping on the 12-24... And trust me I could have used the 12-24 for a shoot I did for a client but did without.

    The 14-24 is well worth the wait but if you don't want to wait for a wide angle lens... Either the Nikon 12-24 or Sigma 10-20 will do fine.

    Keep in mind the wide angle lens I have is the least used yet the most appreciated when I have it and do use it. :biggrin:
  10. I'm more than happy with my Tokina.
  11. ecalcagnino


    Dec 18, 2007
    Chicago Area
    I just picked up the Tokina after selling my Sigma. I liked the extra room with the Sig but the IQ is up a notch with the Tokina.

  12. remo


    May 12, 2008
    If money is not an issue go with Nikon 12-24
  13. I have both the Sigma 10-20 and the Nikon 12-24 to compliment my 24-70. The Nikon 12-24 is the most used, but the Sigma is my traveler. It is more compact. You can't go wrong with either choice. Of course the 14-24 gets the rave reviews and I'm sure they are well deserved, but enjoy the 24-70, dabble with either the 10-20 or 12-24, then decide whether you should invest in the 14-24. Anyway you look at it, you're getting some fine glass!
  14. rampal


    May 4, 2008
    @Newbury, UK
    I also have the 24-70 and the 70-200 and I choose the Tokina 11-16 over the nikon 12-24... I don't really miss the 16-24 range.... I just don't want the Nikon distortion on the wide edge. For that, I also have a 10.5 fisheye, which is really nice to play with....

    good luck on your choose.
  15. cadman


    Dec 4, 2006
    Johns Creek, GA
    if money is not an issue .... go with the 14-24!

    great lens, fantastic images and future proof (as much as anything can be)
  16. 12-24 almost definitely.

    It is high quality, rugged and great for every-day shooting.

    I'm saying that as owner of a 14-24 and 17-35 for my D3.

    The 17-35(equal to the 12-24 on DX) is my every-day knock-around social gathering lens.
    My 14-24 is my special purpose ultra-wide for landscapes and creative shooting.

    The 12-24 is (only) $920 and will hold its value very well witnessed by the for-sale forum here.
  17. To paraphrase and/or embellish the above two posts from remo and cadman.......

    If money is not an issue get them BOTH.:biggrin:
  18. davewolfs


    May 23, 2006
    My Nikon 12-24 will be going up for sale shortly. Razor sharp and I have a Mack extended warranty.
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