24-70 2.8 plus...

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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!
 
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For the D300, seems to me the Nikon 12-24/4 is the ideal wideangle compliment to the 24-70/2.8.
 
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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!
 
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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

Thanks
 
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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:
 
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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!
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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To paraphrase and/or embellish the above two posts from remo and cadman.......

If money is not an issue get them BOTH.:biggrin:
 
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My Nikon 12-24 will be going up for sale shortly. Razor sharp and I have a Mack extended warranty.
 
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