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24-70mm 2.8 LUST!!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Neeper, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. It's killing me, like I really need more gear. I don't like my kit lens and I am starting not to like my 24-120mm VR (I should sell them). I want a 2.8 for sure. But which brand?? So many choices. I think I am going Sigma or Tokina. The Nikkor is a lot money, but is it worth it? I am looking for a 24-70mm or 28-70mm area.

    This one seems too cheap: http://cgi.ebay.com/Tokina-ATx-Pro-...yZ106863QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    How about this one? http://cgi.ebay.com/Sigma-24-70mm-f...oryZ3343QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    Thanks for any info you guys input.
  2. Tokina or Sigma 24.
  3. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    You might consider the Tamron 28-75, IMHO it's second only to the Nikkor 28-70 in this range. Of the Sigma's, the new 24-70 Ex Macro is supposedly better than the 28-70.
  4. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    I have the Sigma 24-70 F2.8 and it is a huge lens.. I find that shooting at 2.8 it isn't as sharp as I would like, but dropping down to F4 or below it is a very sharp lens.
  5. What do you guys think of the Tokina 28-80mm 2.8? Is it any good? Is there a difference with the 28-70mm 2.8? It's weird they have both on the market and also a 28-70mm F2.6-2.8.
  6. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Is the Nikkor worth it?

    Yes :biggrin:
  7. Do it. I recently (last week) got a new one and love it, even more then my 17-55.
  8. You know you want a beast.
  9. twig


    May 23, 2005
    Do you need a zoom?
    I would get the 50/1.4 and the 85/1.8 or 35/2 depending on whether you like wider or more tele.
  10. Which lens do you like more than the 17-55:confused: 
  11. I like both, but for different purposes. I love the 17-55 as a travel companion for the 70-200VR and 10.5. It's a great set-up and the weight isn't too bad. I've found that I prefer the 28-70 for general people shots. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but there is something about to look of that lens.
  12. I would love to buy the beast, but I don't really know if it's worth that extra cash. I mean, Sigma and Tokina puts out some pretty darn good lenses.
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