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?
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