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Old Dec 6, 2003, 6:52 AM   #1
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Default 35-70MM Nikon vs. 24-70mm Sigma - thoughts??

Hi all,
Looking at either the Nikon 35-70mm F2.8 lens or the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 lens. Anyone have experience with either one?

While I would prefer to have the VR version (28-70) - One VR (I have the 70-200) is all I have cash for!!

My concerns are:
1) The Nikon 35-70mm lens is an old lens, with old lens characteristics (barel moves when focusing, push-pull zoom). From what I read, it's an excellent lens, but over priced.
2) The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG is more state of the art, but I have not found many reviews on it. The one or two that I read, had mixed emotions.
--->does the sigma have push-pull zoom??

So - am I better off with older technology and great images, or newer technology - with image quality somewhat unknown?

Lastly - why doesn't someone come out with a 28-105mm F2.8?? Seems to me that this provides better overlapping coverage....

I appreciate any feedback on which is best and why?

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Old Dec 6, 2003, 7:48 AM   #2
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Lastly - why doesn't someone come out with a 28-105mm F2.8?
Tamron has an excellent one for quite sometime! http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?o...ku=TM28105NKAF

... alas no "push-pull" (they figured you don't need to zoom/focus @ the same time anymore with AF)
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How does the Tamron work with a D100?
Do I lose any metering? AF functionality? How have the reviews been on this lens?

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My friends have been using this lens on their Nikon for both portrait and weddings, but it is rather massive (82mm filter)... Hey you wanted a constant f/2.8 for available light!
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I used my 35-70 2.8 on my former Nikon F90X and F4s.

A sharp but to short (zoom) lens, used my 50 f1.8 in the end...

Tamron makes a 28-105 f2.8;

http://www.17photo.com/product.asp?id=AF76C700
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I have a Tamron SP AF 28-75 f2.8 XR DI LD (Model A09) I use With th D-100 It works with all the features.. No push pull on this lens has a turn ring the AF is very fast and was about $380 from B&H.. Good luck
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The Nikon 35-70mm F/2.8 is a legendary lens, it's also a work horse, this lens has been around for decade and is one of the best lens that Nikon ever made, and that's why it's still in the Nikon's line up, not being discontinue, the sharpness of this lens is incredible, when you compare to off brand lenses, I would say: no comparison.

If you intend to get the Tamron SP 28-105mm F/2.8 to use for the D100, one word of advice: you need the MB D100 attach to the cameraotherwise this humongous lens will get you camera off balance, it's huge and heavy with the filter size of 82mm, but it's a very good lens, AF may get a little slow, but overall, a great performer.
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