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Nikon Mid-Range Zooms | by Narsuitus
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Nikon Mid-Range Zooms

My first mid-range zoom, the Nikon 43-86mm f/3.5, had such poor image quality that I dumped it and did not replace it for decades.


My second mid-range zoom, the Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8 auto focus (lens on left), had excellent image quality. It served me well as a general purpose lens and as a wedding and candid lens.


When Nikon replaced the 35-70 f/2.8 auto focus with the 28-70mm f/2.8 auto focus (lens on right), I moved my 35-70 to my backup wedding kit and put the 28-70 in my main wedding kit.


When Nikon replaced the 28-70mm f/2.8 auto focus with the 24-70 f/2.8 auto focus, I never considered buying the 24-70 because it was "G" lens with no aperture ring and my older Nikon F2 bodies needed an aperture ring for proper exposure control.


If I remember correctly, the only reason I also did not consider the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 is because it too did not have an aperture ring.


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Taken on October 30, 2016