24-70 f2.8?

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  1. dmatsui

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    @Fokker essentially your quite right i suppose the only thing that irks me is waiting till that point. Cant say i'll ever go wrong with the 24-70 of course
    Sw1tchFX you makes a good point. The only thing i'm concerned with then is missing a moment when switching primes, with a zoom lens you dont have that problem.
    I suppose this then really is a debate between prime lenses and zooms.


     
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    I bought a 24-70 2.8 for my D80 primarily to shoot people, could not possibly be happier. For portraits etc it has been the perfect lens for my shooting style. Of course primes would be sharper/faster/better, if you are looking for the flexibility of a zoom and shoot people, I say go for it.

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    Variable aperture zooms suck. Zooms that are not wide enough on the wide end for crop cameras suck. Just buy the lens and a D700
     
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    Id rather have an 85mm 1.4 as a portrait lens then a 24-70...
     
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    I'd rather use my 90mm f2.8 Sonar T*, but sometimes the flexibility of the zoom is a good thing.

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    i'm not so much into portraits so really the 24-70 would be for flexibility in photographing events and what not. This is why i'm considering the zoom over the primes. I have quite a while left until i purchase it but i think i'll go with the 24-70 and just save up to get 70-200 and then move on to FX as fast as i can.
     

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