Best quality/low expense lens for D700 (FX)

Started Aug 11, 2008 | Discussions thread
calson Veteran Member • Posts: 8,576
keep zoom ratio low

The higher the zoom ratio the greater the loss in IQ. Getting and inexpensive lens with a moderate zoom ratio will provide the best image quality in line with your investment in the D700.

Along those lines I would start with the excellent Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 constant for wide angle to moderate telephoto. For wider there is the Sigma 12-24mm FX lens and for longer, the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 ED IF lens which is often available in excellent condition as a used lens for $500. Total for the Tamron and the Nikon would be under $1000 and be an excellent start.

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