This is the last weekend for Nikon’s rebate on some of its top glass. I personally own the following:
The Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 (this lens is the one that spends the majority of its time on my Nikon D800e, 70 percent), that being said, my wife has the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 on her Nikon D800. Which, personally, I like more, its optics are nearly as good and its VC is something that is sorely missing on the Nikon version. The question you have to ask yourself is, do I want to spend $400 more on clarity I can hardly see while sacrificing low(er) light shots that I can get with the Tamron’s VC?
The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 on the other hand is without peer, and spends 25% of the time on my Nikon D800e. I absolutely love this lens. And with a $300 rebate.. I would highly recommend it.