They were all good copies... bought them used and kept deciding I really didn't need the 24-120. Traded first one for the 28-300... Sold the second... This last one was a bargain and I feel like it will remain as my walkaround FX lens.Why did you go through three copies?
Are those dust bunnies in that second shot?
thx guys^ Yeah, someone needs to get their sensor cleaned. :wink:
Seriously now, great landscape shots. Especially the second. Well done.
I'm SO envious! The closest I got to the cars was driving by the Fair Grounds last friday!We spent part of Father's Day at a car show in St. Paul, Minnesota. Despite cloudy, steamy weather (yes, steamy in Minnesota!!), I had fun with my 24-120 f/4 AF-S VR. Here are a couple of shots.
Can't speak to the 28-300, aside from sample images I've seen. But I do have a 24-70/2.8, that has now been gathering dust since getting this 24-120/4 VR. For me, it is the ideal event lens. I've gained more confidence in it with every outing.Some very nice images in this thread. I am in a bit of a quandry and can use some advice.
I have been with FX since the first month of the D3 release and have been with out a "Good" lens, IMHO. I had a 28-70, and for 95% of my event work, it was perfect. Better than perfect. I had a UWA (15-30) and life was good.
Then the D3 destroyed the 28-70...because 70 was just too short for me, for event work (weddings, parties, etc.) I remember the first time I used the D3 with the 28-70 and I had to keep looking to see that I wasn't stepping on a person's toes.
Anyway, I tried a 28-105 (D, no AFS). Then retried a 24-120 VR (before the 18-200 came out and it was OK). I actually liked the first 24-120 VR I had, when I was using it on a DX body. The second 24-120VR was ok on FX, but I didn't like using it wider than 28mm, but I made due with it for the past few years.
A few weeks ago, I decided to try the 28-300. After only one event, I am ready to get rid of it. It was dim for sure, but more importantly, it was stiff. I ended up using a 16-35 more during a reception than I have ever before just because. And I paid the price of too wide of shots for the event.
So, I am back on hunt for the ideal event lens.
is the 24-120/4 VR it?
Has anybody else tried the 28-300 and made a similar decision?
Any other thoughts?
Thanks Alan! I haven't been to the Mn Zoo yet this season, but want to go soon. You're right about the raining - jeez, we got over an inch during the night again!Scott
Great shots with the 24-120, thanks for sharing. I took my father to the MN Zoo on Father's Day (I think the car show would have been more fun ) I just got a 24-120 and haven't had a chance to give it a real trial--you inspired me to make it a priority, if it ever stops raining!)