I've had the 24-70 f/2.8 on my wish list for quite some time. I don't necessarily have a preference for Nikon or Tamron (as both are excellent lenses) and each has its benefits.
I know a guy selling his gently used 24-70 f/2.8 Nikon (2 years old ) for $1200 CAD. I can also purchase a brand new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 for about $1100-1150 CAD. What would you recommend?
I am leaning towards the Nikon in this case, but I don't know if I am favoring brand > cost in this instance. I do believe the Nikon would have better resale value, but I don't know if I'd really plan to sell it. I've tested both at our local store and found both to be impressive lenses.
The major positives for the Nikon was the direction of the zoom ring, smaller filter size (I have filters for it already), less vignetting, and slightly beefier build quality. The only major difference I liked with the Tamron is the VC.
Can you guys chime in on what you would do?
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