24-70mm is a great walkaround lens

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by pointa-b-c, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. pointa-b-c

    pointa-b-c

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    Mar 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
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    IQ wise, this lens amazes me all the time. Weight wise, not so much. :tongue:
     
  2. sinigang619

    sinigang619

    26
    Aug 8, 2007
    San Diego
    Out of curiousity, does the lens feel too big for a walk around lens to you?
     
  3. pointa-b-c

    pointa-b-c

    452
    Mar 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
    To be honest, it doesn't feel too big with body alone (D200 for my case). But with the MB-D200, 70-200 VR, 18-35, SB800 and some spare AAs in the bag, I can't walk too far.
     
  4. Walter....it looks to be a stunning walk around lens!

    Ted
     
  5. mfletch

    mfletch

    34
    Jul 16, 2007
    Texas
    I love the first shot. The baby Burrowing Owl seems to think he's found his mother.
     
  6. pointa-b-c

    pointa-b-c

    452
    Mar 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
    It sure is. Besides being sharp, I love the vibrant color it produces over my 70-200 VR.

    Haha, that little owl actually looked more scared than happy.
     
  7. waleedy

    waleedy

    113
    Aug 2, 2007
    Kuwait
    I just acquired mine .. have yet to put it to test ..

    Waleed
     
  8. For $1,700 it better be! Nice shots.
     
  9. ecalcagnino

    ecalcagnino

    31
    Dec 18, 2007
    Chicago Area
    I just picked up a used one and can't wait to get around a bit. I had to ditch the Tammy 28-75 due to focus hunting issues so I hope I am blown away for the price of this one.

    Eric
     
  10. pointa-b-c

    pointa-b-c

    452
    Mar 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
    For its fast and silent AF, minimal distortion, color saturation and sharpness, IMHO, it worths every penny of mine. :wink:
     
  11. The Ben

    The Ben

    604
    Oct 17, 2007
    Houston, Tx
    My poor *** has to use the 28-70 for now. :)
     
  12. Dayo

    Dayo

    May 1, 2006
    Bahrain
    It is a heavy beast but is it sharp or what?
     
  13. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Well I just got mine!

    Didn't seem to heavy till I put it on the D300! UGH!

    However, I used to carry the 80-200 everywhere...so why not this!
     
  14. pointa-b-c

    pointa-b-c

    452
    Mar 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
    If I had the Beast already, I wouldn't even consider getting a 24-70.

    Sharp indeed! Even wide open.

    Well, if you are not complaining about the weight, we guys/boys should definitely not complain about it. :biggrin::cool:
     
  15. The Ben

    The Ben

    604
    Oct 17, 2007
    Houston, Tx
    I'm not. I was wanting one, but I got a great deal on the beast. Now I can save up for other lenses I want.
     
  16. it is a great walk around lens... just the way i used to keep the 17-55 on my D200 all the time
    no real "reach"
    but.... great IQ for every single image it takes

    great thread
    enjoy your 24-70... i sure do, mine