Zoom lust....

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After spending a weekend with the 24-120 VR I have decided to make 2 kits. One with primes and one with zooms. My prime kit is complete and will be used in low light or when I have time to setup and shoot properly. For the zoom kit I was thinking....

12-24
24-120 VR
28-70 f2.8
70-200 VR

I don't do much wide angle stuff but I did run into a situation where is was needed.


Opinions on this kit?
 
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Yes just one. When I can I borrow it? :D

That is very close to my vision of what I would like to have as far as zooms.

I am getting the 24-120 VR (on it's way). And then I hope to save for the 70-200 VR and eventually the 12-24 or something similar. And then hopefully a couple nice primes.
 
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I'm not sure where the 24-120 fits in that lineup. Once you put the 28-70 on your camera, you're not going to be able to take it off.
 
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Uncle Frank said:
I'm not sure where the 24-120 fits in that lineup. Once you put the 28-70 on your camera, you're not going to be able to take it off.
I like the range of the 24-120, and the VR comes in handy, as a walk-around lens. The beast, as you call it, would come out for special occasions.
 
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Cant argue with the list - I do not have a single one of them, but would happily take any of them. I have the 35-70 and the 80-200 for quality zooms with the Sigma 15-30 for wide end. All old, but all great performers. Have fun putting the collection together.
 
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24-120 VR VR VR is a wonderful lens.

70-200 VR VR VR is a wonderful lens. Getting mine on thurs.
 
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Charles,

What is the F-stop for the 12-24mm? F/2.8? I guess I don't understand the necessity for the 12-24mm and the 24-120mm VR if you have a 28-70 f/2.8 "Beast" unless you are shooting alot of really wide angle stuff. Is the 24-120mm VR the walk-around lens? The bottom line here...nice complement of lenses.
 
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eng45ine said:
Charles,

What is the F-stop for the 12-24mm? F/2.8? I guess I don't understand the necessity for the 12-24mm and the 24-120mm VR if you have a 28-70 f/2.8 "Beast" unless you are shooting alot of really wide angle stuff. Is the 24-120mm VR the walk-around lens? The bottom line here...nice complement of lenses.
I may skip the wide and just stitch a few shots together as I have in the past. The 24-120 VR would be the walk around lens. The VR is nice with the D2x because it shows any camera shake. I am finding that a shutter speed of 2 times the focal length is not fast enough for me to hand hold and get sharp images like the D70. It may take a shutter speed of 3 times the focal length to get the sharpness I am looking for. At this point I don't know if its my nerves or if the D2x is just that sesitive. :)
 
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The 24-120 was my walk-around until Uncle Frank aroused my LLD, then I was overcome with a burning need for "The Beast". The 24-120 is an absolutely fine lens and the only true reason what I am selling it is to maintain all 2.8 glass because I shoot alot of sports and I need to keep shutter speeds as fast as I can. I suppose that one day I might find the necessity to buy something wider than the 28-70mm but first, I need an 85mm f/1.4. The LLD keeps rearing it's ugly head. :cry:
 
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