Good affordable prime lens for D800?

Started Apr 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
SNRatio Regular Member • Posts: 476
A good selection of affordable primes plus your zoom will go a long way..

marike6 wrote:

Ignore the posters who want to laugh or look down on your lenses as everybody has to start somewhere. What's more embarrassing are the users who buy D4s and the 3 holy trinity lenses to make cat pictures.


And I think people dismissing the 24-85/2.8-4 either haven't used it, or they have got a bad/damaged copy. Maybe some expected the ultimate landscape lens, too

And, choosing between that plus three primes (e.g. 35/1.8G DX, AF-S 60/2.8 micro, 85/1.8G), OR the 24-70, I'm in no doubt about what I would choose.

Another important concern, is that I would rather advise you to wait if you think of buying expensive zooms other than the 70-200/2.8 II, and you don't need the glass for professional use right now. The successor to the 17-35/2.8 has already been patented, and 14-24/2.8 and 24-70/2.8 are probably also in for upgrades in a few years.

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