Comments on the Nikkor Af-S Zoom 28-70 2.8

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  1. Jennie

    Jennie TPF Noob!

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    Just wondering if anyone had this lens and what they think of it. I am thinking of adding this to my kit. (D200)

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    I have been looking at getting that lens too... and sice were on the subject, another part to the question.

    All Nikon AF-S lenses can be used with the full framed D3 correct?
     
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    As long as they are not DX lenses, then yes. And the 28-70 is a classic on a FF sensor. A wonderful lens all around. Slightly prone to flare, but tack sharp, even great for portraits.

    Keith
     
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    you can put every DX lenses on an FX (D3) mount as well, it will transfer your view like a DX (1.5 crop factor) automatically, but the Mega Pixels will reduce to 5.1MP.
     
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    28-70 is not very wide on the wide side. Would make for a nice all rounder and portrait lens though. Especially considering the price of the 17-55 f/2.8 :er:
     
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    For DX, the 17-55 would be a much more intelligent choice. And considering that the 24-70 is less than a month away, smaller, lighter, sharper, and 4mm wider, if you can wait, go for that. If you need to shoot something today, than nevermind.

    Walk into a camera supply store that would have both lenses and use them. 28mm is not wide on DX bodies, 17 is.
     
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    Thank-you so much for your help, still deciding!! I am in no rush so maybe I will wait for the 24-70! Any suggestions on a good supplier?
     
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    Yes, in that sense they will work, I realize that. What I was trying to get across as simply as possible is that afs does not denote FX compatibility. There is no point in buying a 17-55 if you know that you will be quickly upgrading to a D3.

    To the OP - If I were you I would wait for the 24-70 to come out. See if any 28-70 lenses show up on the used market. If you get a good deal you could buy that and put some money towards another lens (17-35?)
     

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