D800 - lenses again

Started Apr 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Sylvain Larive
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Re: D800 - lenses again
In reply to Airbus5466, Apr 7, 2012

Airbus5466 wrote:

What would you say is the best normal - short tele prime for the d800?

I'm going to chime in with the others... You've got a D800, a 105 Micro and a 85 f/1.4 and want to know what is THE sharpest lens? I'll suggest the same as others, don't change a thing unless you're really splitting hairs and go out to shoot.

Sadly, there are no straight answers. The Tamron 90mm is probably the sharpest lens until f/8... Then the Sigma is arguably the better lens. This is for macro work however... We're not discussing shooting (no pun intended) airplanes where AF and VR might matter as well. Fully open the Nikkor is arguably the best, but if you're after sharpness, fully open isn't an option.

The Tamron is rather cheap if you want to try it out. Still is money wasted if you ask me but we're all entitled to our opinions.

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