First Post - D800 soon, Please Advise: Which first two lenses?

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Chad Gladstone Senior Member • Posts: 2,608
Re: First Post - D800 soon, Please Advise: Which first two lenses?

Depends on your budget.  My two least used lenses are 24-70g and the 50 1.4g.  My most used are the 28g and 84 1.8g (70-200 a distant third when I need the reach).  I would be quite happy with the sigma 35 and 85 as alternatives as well.  It all depends on what you have to budget and what your photographic vision is.  I recently added a 24-85 VR for travel and documentation/video.  There aren't any statistical outliers mentioned in this thread, so pick you poison.  If you can't decide on two, just get the 24-120 f/4 VR and a decent flash and figure out what you want to shoot.  Every lens has compromises and inherent idiocyncracies.  You may end up getting them all, eventually.  Such is the nature of a photography gear forum...

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Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +7 more
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