Lens good enough for D800

Started May 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
irish-george Senior Member • Posts: 1,464
Re: Lens good enough for D800

puttin wrote:

irish-george wrote:

I have several of the lenses you mention and the D800...the 50mm f/1.8 is OK. The 24-50 and the 35-135 will disappoint. If you are cash limited for lenses, I'd keep the 50mm and sell the rest. For inexpensive (but better) lenses in the mean time, I'd pick up a used 28-105 and a 24 f/2.8. If you really need something out to 200mm, try to pick up the constant aperture 70-210 f/4 until you can upgrade. I think you'll come out no worse than cash even on my suggestions after selling off the others. So, then if you have a few $$ beyond that, the 85mm f/1.8 is a very good choice.

Thanks, what is bad about the 24-50 and 35-135, to slow or poor IQ ? The 24, 50 and 85 would be enough for my type of photography

Image quality is a bit too low for the D800...they were OK for 10-12Mp bodies, but with the D800 and 36Mp, you ARE going to want to take advantage of the cropping that allows at some time or another and you don't stand much of a chance with either of those lenses.

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