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The versatility of the 28-70/2.8

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by RForshey, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. RForshey

    RForshey Guest

    It seems there are always threads about which lens is the "perfect" all around performer. One lens that has been kind of put into the only "people" shooting category, is the Nikon 28-70 F2.8 AF-S. I was just going through and backing up my images taken from the last week or so, and noticed that the majority of the ones I processed were taken with this fantastic lens..

    As you can see, it does landscapes:

    It does flowers:


    Oh, and of course it does people!
  2. What happened to the flowers in the second picture, Randy? They've lost all of their color :rolleyes: .

    Nice array of 28-70 pics. Your recommendation would make me consider buying one... if I didn't already own one :biggrin:.

    Btw, based on 3 of the 4 pictures, you seem to like pink :wink:.
  3. Great images and a valid point Randy. I tend to use mine for may uses as well.
  4. Greg V

    Greg V

    Feb 19, 2007
    SE Michigan
    It is an outstanding lens. It is also big and heavy!

    Many people will debate whether the 17-55 is better than the 28-70, but in the end, it is the person behind the viewfinder that makes the biggest difference.
  5. snakeman


    Feb 26, 2006
    I can only see the flowers and the little girl,but both are stunning and very sharp!! If only I had the ££££ to get the beast now.
  6. Great examples of why the worker matters more than the tool.
  7. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    wonderful images Randy ....;-))
  8. two slow

    two slow

    Apr 22, 2006
    Talladega, Al
    When I had mine it was my "do all" lens.
  9. "The Beast Delivers". What about flare?
  10. This lens is 1 of the lenses in my wishlist before. If not because of the price, I am for sure a happy owner if I really did bought it.

    Above all thanks for the wondefull images :biggrin:
  11. this is me

    this is me

    Feb 10, 2007
    I'm torn between the beast and the 17-55mm f/2.8.
    I gotta just stop reading and get one of them.
  12. RForshey

    RForshey Guest

    Yeah, that's the problem with the 28-70.... Poor color!
  13. Randy I agree the 28 -70 can do so much it is one of the most versatile lens I have
    Soon my kit will be down to 3-4 lens with this being the midrange zoom of choice.
  14. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    You want the beast. Don't settle for anything. Better to save and get what you want.
  15. One of the 2 lens I reach for most often for landscape shots 28-70 and the 17-35. Probably evenly split between them with the 80-200 handling the rest.

    The 28-70 2.8 as a landscape lens:

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  16. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    Beautiful shot!
  17. Fantastic Pix,

    I have a 17-55 and am very pleased with it but I lust for the the "beast". Would it make sense to have both? Or is this plain foolishness?


  18. It makes no sense, Tony... particularly since you have a 35-70/2.8 in your kit. It's just lens lust flaring up.
  19. Thanks Uncle Frank for bringing me down off that high! Though nice and sharp as my 35-70 f2.8 is, it's noisy and slow to focus and I use it seldom.
  20. tasnim_fahim


    Oct 2, 2006
    Excellent demonstration of the lens and the photographer.

    Beautiful work Randy.

    Best regards
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