I’m af­ter a travel lens and was con­sid­er­ing the Nikon 70-200mm f/4 VR, but some­body sug­gested the 28-300mm VR would be bet­ter. What do you think?

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Michael Hall, via email

Ja­son says... I’ve al­ways found the 28-300mm VR to give se­vere dis­tor­tion and to be soft away from the cen­tre of the frame. It’s pretty clunky as well. I’d go for the Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, which is sharper and gives su­pe­rior all-round im­age qual­ity. It doesn’t have as much tele­photo reach but its max­i­mum wide-an­gle cover­age is much greater, which is of­ten more use­ful in travel pho­tog­ra­phy.

The 70-200mm f/4 VR is su­per-sharp but only use­ful for tele­photo shoot­ing, so you’d use it in ad­di­tion to a stan­dard zoom lens. If you’re cur­rently only us­ing your Df with its 50mm kit lens, you’d still lack a wide-an­gle fa­cil­ity.

It doesn’t have im­mense tele­photo reach but the Nikon 24-120mm VR is our favourite FX-for­mat travel lens

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