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

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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r0gue OP Junior Member • Posts: 38
DONE - D800 & Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens

I did it!  Yes, FINALLY!!! 

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens -overwhelmingly recommended in this thread- is currently out of stock, and I wanted a mid-range zoom anyway, so when I saw the info below, I thought that would be a perfect first lens.  Plus it's $100 off when purchased with the body.  Nikon recommended  sub-$500, nice range, good quality.

  • Today DxO Mark published their test results for the Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens ($596.95) which was also on the list of recommended lenses for the D800E camera. The lens has a performance identical to the 24-120mm f/4G lens ($1,296.95) and outperforms the 28-300mm ($1,046.95) in almost every measurement....

I gotta start somewhere.  The Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR  lens seems a reasonable point to try.  If Nikon recommends it, who am I to differ.  If one day I decide to select something else, the $100 saved at purchase will limit my losses.

and again..  extreme thanks for the patience and input from you all.

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