Dream lens kit for D800/D800E?

Started May 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Dream lens kit for D800/D800E?
In reply to Lisa O, May 30, 2012

The 28/50/85G 1.8 trio is a great way to start. I'm still waiting for the 28, but I plan to have that kit.

The 24-70 is a very nice lens, but big and heavy. I'd only get it if you really need a zoom in that range. I'm probably going to be selling mine now that I have the 28/50/85 trio as I don't think I really need the zoom.

If you want wider than 28, I'd pick up a 14-24. It's also big and heavy, but there's nothing really comparable IMO. For a moderate telephoto and macro, the Zeiss 100 is fantastic. It's probably the best lens I've ever used. My typical landscape kit is the 14-24, 50 f/1.8G, and either the Zeiss 100 or the 70-200. The 28, 50, and 85mm f/1.8G are for most everything else (events, walk around, etc). I use either the 85 f/1.8G or the Zeiss for portraits. Having both is a little redundant, but I like to have AF available sometimes.

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