Nikon 24-120mm vs Nikon 28-300mm best travel lens?

4 months 1 week ago #647182 by Street Shark
Putting aside the over double focal length advantage of the 28-300mm has.  If you were looking for 1 travel lens to bring with you.  From an optical standpoint, which of these two lenses would you go with?


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4 months 1 week ago #647183 by Screamin Scott
Optically? The 24-120 (F4 version only)....

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4 months 1 week ago #647458 by Nefarious
Nikon should come out with a 28-300mm f/2.8 and be done with it.  


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4 months 1 week ago #647471 by Shadowfixer1

Nefarious wrote: Nikon should come out with a 28-300mm f/2.8 and be done with it.  

They could but could you afford the Sherpa to help carry it?

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4 months 1 week ago #647473 by Screamin Scott

Shadowfixer1 wrote:

Nefarious wrote: Nikon should come out with a 28-300mm f/2.8 and be done with it.  

They could but could you afford the Sherpa to help carry it?


Not to mention the cost of the lens itself...

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3 months 4 weeks ago #648485 by garyrhook
The 24-120 f/4 is the walk-around lens you want. Also handles close work well. Excellent IQ and AF speed.


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3 months 4 weeks ago #648593 by fmw
I agree with the others on the shorter zoom.  A 10X zoom is definitely a compromise optically.


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3 months 3 weeks ago #649382 by Eric A
f/2.8 28-300mm would be a huge lens, plus they would charge  grip for it.  Especially if the lens was sharp all the way around, that could very well be a one lens and be done with it.  

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3 months 1 week ago #650834 by Pete Franko
I'm a fan of the 28-300mm, it's lightweight and surprisingly offers a decent picture quality through out. For the price, it can't be beat IMO.


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3 months 5 days ago #651394 by Alex
I must be the weird one. I liked this lens.  I had the 28-300mm for about 1.5 years and used it for traveling or those days when I just wanted one lens with me.  Did I use it a lot?  I wouldn't go that far.  But for the money, it was a good investment.  I found once over ~260mm or so, things got a little wonky.  And surprisingly, the autofocus was pretty decent with this lens too.  

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