Nikon AF 28-200 vs 24-120VR for D70?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Dick Muldoon, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Dick Muldoon

    Dick Muldoon Guest

    Has anyone had any experience with the 24-120 VR and/or the 28-200
    lenses vs. the 18-70 D70 kit lens for "walkaround" purposes?

    I often find myself bumping 70mm on the kit lens, wanting more reach,
    but I rarely shoot wider than the low 20s. I have the AF 80-200 and love
    but it's a bear to carry around and I end up wishing I had 70, 60, 50,
    etc., when I'm exploring.

    I like the idea of 28-200, but it sounds too good to be true. Is it?
    Is the 24-120 better through its range?

    Thanks for any input ...

    Dick Muldoon, Sep 22, 2004
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  2. Dick Muldoon

    [BnH] Guest

    The lens kit is sharp ... I found it a very good lens for the price.

    IF I have to choose from 24-120 VR . .and 28-200 non VR .. I would for sure
    go for the 24-120 VR.
    As for light travel portraits ... a VR can acts as a monopod replacement ...
    shooting at 1/15" was a delight for the healthy ppl only [inclusive my 54
    y.o dad :D]
    sharpness wise .. I don't think these 2 lens will be much diff ... and with
    digital .. a bit of unsharp mask will fix the problem :)

    [BnH], Sep 22, 2004
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  3. Dick Muldoon

    Guest Guest

    I have the 24-120 VR. I find it a very soft lens. Although I do not use it
    all that much, for ordinary snapshots it's acceptable.

    Guest, Sep 22, 2004
  4. I can't compare the two, but I'm very happy with the 28-200 on my D70.
    It's quite a good general lens, and sharper than you might expect.

    Mike Christie
    mike [at] csquared [dot] com
    Mike Christie, Sep 27, 2004
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