D800 - best budget lenses?

Started Feb 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jon Rty Veteran Member • Posts: 3,838
Re: D800 - best budget lenses?

Nobody is talkign about compromising quality, but about getting quality at the lowest possible price. You could pay a grand for the 24-120mm F/4, and compromise on quality. Or you could pay the couple hundred for the 50mm F/1.8G, and get as sharp a 50mm as money can buy. There's a big difference there. And please, for the love of christ, stop with the 36mp. The D800 won't be any harder on lenses than the D7000. And it will be less hard than the Canon 18mp APS-C cams, and much, much easier than Sonys 24mp APS-C cameras or Panasonics 16mp m43s. Sure, you need to have decent technique and lenses to get everything out of the D800, but it isn't witchcraft.

dominikov wrote:

Julie, I wasn't specifically directing those comments at the OP. I'm talking about anyone who buys this camera and then compromises on glass.

It doesn't make sense.

If you're going to compromise anywhere, it should be with the camera body and not the lenses. Every optical defect will be apparent at 36mp, not to mention technique, lighting, etc. all has to be perfect to make use of it.

Otherwise all you've paid $3000 for is a camera that produces large files.

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