D800 - best budget lenses?

Started Feb 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
DavidHux Junior Member • Posts: 32
Re: D800 - best budget lenses?

hsmeets wrote:

as long as you (roughly speaking): do not pixel peep on screen, often crop a lot of the borders away, do not print much larger then 11x14", you always shoot hand-held, don't shoot lenses wide open but stopped down to f16/f22 for DoF, well then you can get a way with budget lenses for sure, but given that use case then also a D800 is questionable.

Resolution is only one factor.

I do all of the above, using a D700. I got it for three reasons

  • Noise at ISO 1600 plus

  • Dynamic Range (ability to map 14 bit RAW into prints without getting black holes and burnt out high lights or posterization)

  • Automation - it can be set up to support whatever I need to do

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