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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens,
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If you can afford it, buy it and stop worrying about the weight, how it compares to several prime lenses and it not having VR. I use it on a Nikon D700 or D800 using a Black Rapid strap and the weight just disappears. I admit that the quality might not be as good or as fast as some of the primes, but you make up for this with the convenience of using one lens without too much penalty. Besides a 50mm f1.4 or f1.8 can easily fit in your pocket for low light work.
I like many others was initially frightened by the cost and weight, but all of that went out of the window when I took my first landscape shot. The handheld result was razor sharp, had great dynamic range and the detail in the far of trees was incredible. What more can you ask for. Recommended.