A question for our experienced members please and if i've missed a previous discussion of this in my search just point me along ...
I've recently moved from DX up to a D800 and need to get hold of a wide-medium FX zoom to suit. I'd not handled the 24-70 before but have the 70-200 VR1 and have taken some time to decide on the 24-70 rather than the 24-120 that seems to be the other popular choice or a set of primes.
Headed off to the dealer yesterday ready to buy and ended up walking out of the shop once i'd had the lens in my hands.
I know that these have a reputation for being fragile but I was surprised at the raw metal-on-metal feel of the zoom ring and so disappointed in the end that I just couldn't bring myself to buy it.
Salesman was no use - just said that "it's the best, and the one most people choose" - so I didn't ask if they had any more in stock.
I have no doubts about the optical quality of the lens, it's more than solid, I like the relatively slim barrel, the brightness and snap of the focus but does the action of this model normally feel much worse than the 70-200 ?
And can they be improved by a service ? Thanks ...