Dumb question.. lens for D800

Started May 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
russbarnes Senior Member • Posts: 1,660
Re: Dumb question.. lens for D800

The difference between 28mm and 85mm is huge at the wide end. The difference between 200 and 300mm is not at a telephoto distance (in my view). You need to borrow a big 10x zoom like the 28-300 and see for yourself...

Take a look here too:


swap nil wrote:

People don't bash me but I have a very dumb question....

If I have 28 mm 1.8, why would I need the 50 mm 1.8 or even the 85 mm 1.8. Wouldn't the fact that I have a huge resolution allow me to crop to the extent that I get same details as with a 85 mm?

Like I said, people please don't bash me. I asked because a lot of people have the same impression from 200 mm to 300 mm for normal photos (not large prints) so why not at the narrow side of the focal lengths..


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