D800 - best budget lenses?

Started Feb 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
AndrewMcGregor Junior Member • Posts: 41
Budget lenses probably not a good idea for the D800

Fullframer wrote:

Unfortunately you are going to need PRO glass to get the best results, esp at 36mp. My advice is to buy the pro lens first, spend the $$ on the glass always, then at a later time get the D800 body. I know a guy that bought a $5k D3 and used crappy glass on it, since his budget was only $6k. He should have gotten a D700 and put diff towards a pro lens.

Agree - a 36MP sensor will probably give you a nice large image of every flaw your lens has - so buying cheap lenses is probably not a good idea for D800 unless you like doing lots of PP - I'm planning to get the 14-24mm to start as it covers what I need - should do as a "kit" lens ...ha ha

Any other lenses purchased later will need to be in the same league.

Andrew McGregor

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