looking for cheap full-frame lenses

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
RedFox88 Forum Pro • Posts: 28,550
high end camera.... low end lenses

CareEmber wrote:

I got a Nikon D800 for Christmas...... and under $500. Any suggestions?

So you got a high end dSLR and want to use cheap low end lenses on it, specifically a 10x zoom lens.  Ugh, I'm sure others reading this feel the same way.  First off, generally good quality zoom lenses are not more than 3x such as 24-70, 70-200 and you want an 11x zoom.

You will be better off in the long run buying good quality lenses instead of cheap lenses.  If you buy cheap lenses, there's a good chance you'll end up with a cabinet of cheap, low quality lenses that  you don't use.

So consider a prime such as a 50mm since good zoom lenses are generally $1000+.

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