Best all around lens(s) for D700

Started Nov 20, 2010 | Discussions thread
Kabe Luna
Kabe Luna Veteran Member • Posts: 9,493
Re: Best all around lens(s) for D700

I do more than 90% of my work with the 28-105/3.5-4.5D (which at about $250 used is the best value in a Nikon walkaround lens hands down - it has a useful macro mode and terrific image quality to boot), 50/1.4 and 85/1.8. I just picked up a MF 135/2.8 for those rare times when I need more compression than I can get from the 85mm, but I can't imagine needing it much.

The f/2.8 zooms are optically superb, to be sure, but stopped down they don't have an appreciable advantage over less expensive AF-D primes or consumer zooms, so consider instead their weight and bulk and the impact that has on your trekking. Personally, I prefer a lighter weight, more compact kit.

Annie M wrote:

Hi, can anyone suggest some good all around lens or lenses for the D700? I am getting ready to buy a D700 but I don't know which lenses will give me the biggest bang for my buck. My main interest is landscape and night photography. Are any of the non Nikon lenses any good, if so which brands? Thanks for any help you can give.

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