Favourite/most used lens with D800?

Started Sep 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Favourite/most used lens with D800?

I am looking to add some more lenses to my kit.

I have 14-24, 24-70, 50 F1.8 (older one and it occassionally gives ERR messages)
85mm F1.8g and I have a few Pentax 67 lenses with an adapter.

I also have a Samyang 24mm F1.4 for nighttime time lapses on the way.

I was thinking Nikon 50mm F1.4 (is this the best 50mm lens apart from Zeiss?)

135mm F2 DC (love the ability to blur the background and make the subject stand out.

Perhaps Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 (Nikon version seems very expensive and heavy plus focus breathing issue).

Also maybe Tamron 70-300mm F4 (rates a bit better than Nikon 70-300 F4.5 per Photozone.de).

I shoot landscapes, family, astro widefields (up to 50mm).

What is your favourite/most used lens? I am thinking a high end 50mm should be a high priority.


 Astrophotographer 10's gear list:Astrophotographer 10's gear list
Sony Alpha 7R II Fujifilm X-T2 Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8R LM WR Zeiss Batis 25mm F2 +6 more
Nikon D800
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