A&P Nikon guys chime in 24-70 or 17-55

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  1. tek

    tek New Member

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    i usually hate asking the which lens to buy question but it's driving me crazy.

    Originally i was supposed to pick up the 70-200vr I from nikon but was on backorder and recently has been discontinued, i don't feel i need a telephoto as much as i thought i did so i wanna pick up another lens.

    Here's where i'm struggling,i already own a tokina 11-16 and a tamron 28-75(which i just received warranty on) and i don't plan on going full frame for awhile,

    i shoot portraits here and there and some automotive once in awhile, can't think of anymore info that would help me make a decision...sooo i need some thoughts on what to do
     
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    17-55 if you don't plan on going FF for a while, 24 is way too long
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    i have the tokina 11-16 and tamron 17-50

    couldnt be happier. both great lenses, and i really enjoy the wide aspect of the 17-50. i don't think i'd like the 28-75 as much.
     
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    if you already have the 11-16 and 28-75, why are you buying a lens that you already have covered?

    If you shoot portraits, get a nice portrait lens, like the 85mm 1.4 or something crazy...

    Don't get me wrong, both the 17-55 and 24-70 are amazing lenses, but will you really get better pictures by making that upgrade? Not likely.

    If you do decide to go that route, the easiest way to decide would be whether or not you love the focal range you get from your 28-75... The 24-70 would be identical, the 17-55 would be wider. Should be a straight forward choice.
     
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  6. tek

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    im trying not to go 3rd party anymore too many soft focusing problems that needa be dealt thru warranty

    JaredIRL: i was supposed to sell my 28-75 but i just got warranty for it, plus i'd rather have OE glass, im tired of slow and external focus. i only tested focusing on it but never shot with pro glass from nikon =T
     
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    17-55 if you want to stay on crop sensor, 24-70 if you plan on moving up to a FF. Both great lenses.
     
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    i'd add a prime up in there, like jared suggested. 85 f/1.4, 105 f/2, 135 f/2 would be my choices, IQ would be better than everything you own. OR* get the 70-200 as you initially planned. if you were planning on buying new, just save a little more and get the vrII if you were planning on spending that kind of $$ anyways.
     
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  10. Girth

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    or you could be like JColman and buy both... just in case. :o
     

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