Question for D700 users

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  1. milavidal

    milavidal TPF Noob!

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    When I used to have my Nikon D80, I mostly used my 17-135mm. That was both because of the range and wide angle. Now that I have the D700, what would you guys recommend for a lens that would be compareable to the 17-135? I am willing to spend around 800 max. I'd rather have good lenses to start with than to switch later on . . . Oh, I have to mention, I need a fast one !:wink:
     
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    i dont think there is something in that range that is full frame. iv heard awesome things about the 24-70 2.8 which is fast 24 is about 16-125ish on a crop sensor. but i think that lens is over a grand. i think nikon makes something like a 24-120 3.5-5.6 that is reasonable but i dont know anything about it.
     
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    Definitely go ahead and pony up the cash for the best possible right now. You'll be much happier. I'd go for the 24-70 2.8, as well as the 70-200 2.8. Though not both at the same time, lol.
     
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    I think that pretty much leaves the 24-120VR as your only option if you want to stick with Nikon lenses.

    I use it on my own D700 and it's ok. Not great, just ok. It's really only good at f/8-f/11. I've gotten some great pics out of it, any of the recent wide angle shots on my flickr page have been shot with it.

    It's great for an all-round snapshot lens, and I actually really like the color out of it too on jpegs with the D2x picture controls.

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    You're mileage may vary, what are you planning on using it for?
     
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    If you want to escape the current lineup and get an older D type lens for a much cheaper price then look at the Nikkor AF D 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 or the Nikkor AF G 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 macro or the Nikkor AF D 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6, and all of these are a bargain and tiny compared to the 24-70
     
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    I alreadyy own the 70-200, so that shouldnt be a problem... :lol:

    I'll have to look into the 24-70 . . .
     
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    I plan to use it for events. I have been shooting a lot of kids birthday parties in function halls and stuff...so there's a lot of room for them to run around, and chasing them with a zoom wide angle is a must. Lighting is not always that great, and sometimes the high ceellings dont help either...Also,for the group shots, its almost impossible to get more than 3 people in a picture with the 70-200. The zoom range doesnt have to be that exact 17-135...Im open to less range as long as there is some...
     
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    You need the 24 or 28-70 f/2.8.
     
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    If you already have the 70-200mm, then the 24-70mm f/2.8 would make a sweet companion. I was concerned if the 24mm end would be wide enough for me.

    At 24mm on the D700 here and here. I think it will work for me.
     
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    Consider primes! For kids' birthday parties, I'd think either a 50 mm f/1.4 (yes dear god I love this lens) or a 35mm f/2 outta do it.
     
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    The 24-70 F2.8 is most likely your best option, however the Nikkor is a little out of your budget. I wold go for the sigma version, which is less than half the price and optically extremely similar to the Nikon. The newer one also has some macro capabilities. I own the 18-50 version and couldn't be happier.
     
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    does the sigma 24-70 f/2.8 version work on FF as well?
     

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