Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S NIKKOR Lens

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S NIKKOR Lens

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After some debate with myself about whether it was worth changing my trusted and excellent Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S lens to the new Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lensI finally got round to putting my old lens on eBay and biting the bullet to buy the new lens.  Little did I realise that there was a country shortage of these and as a result had to spend a little time on the Internet and phoning round trying to find anywhere that stocked them at a reasonable price.  After being told several times that there were none available in the country and that I it would be at least 21 days before new stocks arrived, I found a photographic shop in Camberley, S&P Photos who had one in stock at a reasonable price.  Roger Murphy at the store arrange the delivery for me and a couple of days later, today it arrived in time for this weekends wedding photography. 

Is it worth paying the extra for the additional 4mm that this new lens gives you?  Well it brings in to line the top of the range Nikon lenses with the 14-24mm F2.8 Lens, this new 24-70mm F2.8 Lens, and the 70-200mm F2.8 Lens, all of which I am lucky enough to own and use.  All are outstanding lenses and I will be interested to see how the 24-70mm lens performs this weekend at the wedding.  It is to be my main workhorse lens giving me the range that I could shoot a whole wedding with if I so wanted to.  I have tested it today spending an hour photographing wildlife and some landscape shots with the snow and am very impressed with its performance.  Lightning fast autofocus, pin sharp focus, and well balanced with my camera body.  The lens body is not quite as bulky as the 28-70mm though it weighs heavier, but the difference in weight is minimal really.  I was certainly impressed today with its performance so am looking forward to using it at this weekends wedding.  Is it worth upgrading and paying the extra money?  I will tell you on Monday…

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