Steve B Posted June 20, 2013 Share Posted June 20, 2013 As the title says a bit of a dilemma, I am going to Park camera's tomorrow afternoon and know that I will end up looking at the Nikon 24-70 2.8 as I have wanted one for ages. So here I am sitting looking at the internet and finding out everything that I can about the lens ( like you do ), when I keep coming across comments about the Nikon not having VR and not being very good for hand holding and people saying the new tamron version is a better buy as it has VR. My heart tells me to go for Nikon as I have always thought the 24-70 is a superb bit of kit and I don't normally have much problem with hand holding, I regularly use my 70-200 with the VR off as I use back button focus on my D700 and would forget to half press the shutter button to get the VR fired up ready before tripping the shutter any way. Also my 35-70 2.8 doesn't have VR and I know it's not a bulky lens like the 24-70 but I don't have problems it either. ( the way I am looking at it is if I need a bit of extra shutter speed the D700 is ok to up the iso a bit without problems ) So are there any views on whats best... Nikon or tamron.... Thanks for reading, Steve. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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