looking for cheap full-frame lenses

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
mikemsphoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,786
Re: looking for cheap full-frame lenses

ponderosabob wrote:

CareEmber wrote:

I got a Nikon D800 for Christmas, but all my existing lenses are DX format. I'm looking to get at least one versatile, general purpose zoom that's full-frame, auto-focus compatible, and under $500. Any suggestions? I'd really wanted the Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro until I realized it wasn't full-frame. I can't seem to find something equivalent.

Depending on what range you want, these are all great lenses, and are all built to Nikon's highest standards, and will outlast most of Nikons latest crop of Pro Glass.

AF-Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8D

AF-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D

AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D IF-ED

Call it yesterday's holy trinity.

might as well put some glass on there that is worthy of your camera.

Also you could look for used versions of the AF-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8

and the AF-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8.

Both are excellent, pro quality lenses, though probably still more than your $500 budget

You don't want to buy a D800 body and then put a crappy lens on it.

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