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Author Topic: Nikor 28-70 zoom on D 800 as alternative to the newer 24-70  (Read 8729 times)
LKaven
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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2013, 06:18:10 PM »
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That makes 10,196

Dean, if you knew a bit more about Rob, you'd regret saying what you said.  As a photographer, he's shot and published more frames on film than most of us will ever shoot with a digital camera.  But there is also a personal story there, just not mine to tell.  You should hang around for a couple of years before you start typecasting people.
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 12:18:46 AM »
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I purchased a Nikkor 24-120 as a stabilized walk around lens and was disappointed.
Then I purchased a Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 DI VC and I am very pleased
I compared it to my Leica 28-90 R asph "Landscape Lens" almost as sharp and much more versatile
If I were a reviewer I'd give it a "Highly Recommended"
Marc

 
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2013, 11:03:11 AM »
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On July 1st Tamron USA announced rebates for the 24-70 ($100), their highly regarded 70-200 ($100), and a couple of other lenses.

http://www.tamron-usa.com/lenses/rebates.asp
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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2013, 11:25:26 AM »
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My 24-70 broke down twice (zoom ring), several photographer friends of mine had the same problem, usually more than once. The optic is splendid, the mechanic is lousy and Nikon never admitted that they have a mechanical problem with that lens. For the repair cost you could almost buy a new lens.
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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2013, 08:55:43 PM »
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Wow, 10,194?

I wonder how many of those are positive helpful posts?

The one issues that DOES worry me about that 14-24, not the 24-70, is flair. It seems like the lens hood is just not adequate and the way the lens protrudes out is problematic. After all this is not a lens you use in the studio for the most part. Is there some way of  constructing a workable lens shade that doesn't vignette? Outdoors you are going to run into some really awkward situations with that flair compromising tonality and color clarity it seems.

How do you guys deal with that? I hope I'm not forced into the Zeiss 21 prime. Although I wouldn't cry about making that decision.  There are certainly great points about it too. Still that 14-24 range is fantastic.

john

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I usually go out shooting with a straw cowboy hat, makes a great lens shade
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That possibly says it all!! Sounds a bit like an anti-zoom extremist.

For someone who shows:

   

then perhaps that also tells a story. Are you going to take lens advice from someone who perhaps spends far more time on internet chat rooms like this than actually out in the wilds taking photographs?

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