Good all-purpose video lens for the D800

Started Oct 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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John Adler Senior Member • Posts: 1,739
Good all-purpose video lens for the D800
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Hi-

I recently got a D800E along with the 24-70mm and 70-200mm II Nikon lenses. I'm now looking for a video lens-- hopefully one that covers a large range, has VR, and maybe offers focal lengths that I don't already have with my still lenses.

I was thinking about getting a DX lens. From what I can tell, video in DX has the same quality as in FX. (I did see a Philip Bloom review where he faults the D4 for not being as good in DX as in FX, but I've seen no such criticism of the D800. Please point me to information about this if you know of any.)

I was thinking about the Nikon 18-300mm. My idea is that I can get away with a lens that may not be as sharp for stills but will be more than adequate for video.

Please share your thoughts.

Thanks,

John

Nikon D4 Nikon D800 Nikon D800E
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