Which 50mm on D800E

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Which 50mm on D800E
Jun 6, 2012

Looking for best option for a Standard Prime on a D800E which I'm yet to get.

Looking for best IQ but if you read all the tech reviews for any lens you'd never buy anything. It seems ALL lenses have their shortfalls. I liked the precision of the Zeiss 1.4 (Cosina!) but it seems it has poor CA. And all the others seem to have some issue or other. I'm not bothered about AF. I want a lens that will allow me to work with the precision of and the quality of my Schneider 150mm APO-Symmar that I use with LF.

Should I just assume I am not gioing to get near that and just get the Nikon 1.8G which seems to be the best IQ/Cost compromise.

This is assuming that a prime lens will top out the IQ of any zoom of course - maybe thats not true any more.

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Canon PowerShot G5 Nikon D70 Nikon D800E Fujifilm X-E2 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G +6 more
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