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

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
mattr Veteran Member • Posts: 3,518
Re: What I would do...

r0gue wrote:

Re: the 50/1.8G,.. is the 1.4 better than the 1.8?  It seems people generally feel they are.  I understand the depth of field is tighter, but I also get that maybe there are coating difference?

Many actually like the 50/1.8G slightly better, see for example here:

I'm not aware of any coating difference.

I'm going to pick the primes for now since so many folks are in agreement that they are pretty good glass.  I'm going to hold off on the telephotos.

They are certainly very good. Just keep in mind that two primes only will impose quite a few limitations on your photography, even with the ability to crop with the D800. There is a reason why most professional photographers use almost exclusively zooms. The prime only setup seems to be more common with hobbyists and pixel peepers (I include myself in this category)...

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