D800E - which primes?

Started Apr 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Progress
In reply to Dennis DH, Apr 28, 2012

Dennis DH wrote:

Maybe the new 28mm f1.8, will have to wait for testing to make this choice.
50mm f1.8
60mm f2.8 AFS-G macro

Another vote for the 60mm Macro!

85 f1.8 AFS-G this is actually sharper than the 85 f1.4 or the 60mm macro on my D800 The f1.8 lens are better performers than the f 1.4 lens.

I've read one article that suggested the f/1.8 lenses might be a good choice (Was is the Ming page?) - one theory I heard was that might be because they are simpler / less complicated designs (and don't have the complications needed to reach f/1.4). It's an interesting theory, but I'd like to see some reviews to back that up - the Lens Rentals page shows the 50/1.8 sharper at the edges, but softer in the centre, and the 85/1.8 very slightly sharper in the centre, but softer at the edges.

180 f2.8 AFD this is performing very well or if you have a lot of money the 200 F2 VR11
any one of the telephoto lens are good
400mm f2.8
500mm F4
600 F4

Those telephotos will all be heavier than I'd be happy with at the moment.

or any one of the tilt shift lens 24mm, 45mm, or 85mm, they just release a patent for a new 17mm tilt shift lens

Sadly, those lenses are all manual focus.

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