Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/23

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Subject: [Leica] D700
From: leicaslacker at (kyle cassidy on the lug)
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:50:38 -0400
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i have the 24-120 VR and i'd never noticed anything bad about it until i 
read a bad review of it and started comparing it with my tokina 28-70 which 
suddenly seemed a lot sharper. i've done no tree-bark tests with it. the 
24-120 has always seemed adequate to me without being outstanding, but i use 
it less now with the predjuice of that bad review. it could all be 

On Oct 23, 2010, at 12:29 AM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

>> From what I know the 24-120 established a bad rep from day one but was
> completely redone a few years later then completely redone again then a few
> years later completely redone again with VR. It could be ok by now though I
> like zooms which vear on the conservative side. But the 24-120 has VR.
> And VR is a not to be an underestimated game changer.
> Voucher Recharge
> Verification Requirement
> p://
>> From: Marty Deveney <benedenia at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:19:10 +1030
>> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] D700
>> I don't like zooms.  The 24-70 2.8 AF-S is decent.  The 24-120 is the
>> worst; the real dog of the Nikkor range.
>> Just about any wide range zoom is hopeless for architectural work.
>> Marty

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