D lenses on D800(E)

Started Jun 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Kelvin L
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Re: D lenses on D800(E)
In reply to harold1968, Jun 13, 2012

I have the following:
24mm 2.8 AF (non-D)
50mm 1.4 AF-D
85mm 1.8 AF-D

On the D800 my version of the 24mm is pretty bad. Not sure what the problem is - even stopped down it has trouble with low contrast and some softness, although the resolution is in there somewhere. Tones in the fine detail are getting sloppy. Keep in mind it's a non-D and probably over 20 years old, possibly knocked around a bit. I am looking for a replacement which is still compatible with the film bodies (ie. with an aperture ring).

The 50mm and 85mm provide plenty of detail and quality from f/4 onwards. f/2.8 and wider is still usable, although spherical aberration starts to creep in on highlights. Snappy focusing.

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