Best lens for D800??

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PHXAZCRAIG Forum Pro • Posts: 17,085
Re: Best lens for D800??

There are lots of choices, and with your requirement of 'no distortion', they are pretty much all primes.   It is important to know what working distance you will have.

My first thought, and it's well within a tight budget, is a Nikon 85F1.8.   F1.4 much more expensive, but a nicer lens in some ways, and faster.   These two are definitely designed as portrait lenses.  They don't focus particularly closely, and only stop down to F16.  They have pretty low distortion, and both have autofocus.

If you have to have tighter working distances, there are some specialty lenses (58mm, 40mm), and some cheap 50mm options.   But in the 35 and 50mm range, I'd recommend Sigma ART lenses as something to look closely at if they are in your budget.

175,000 exposures - should be midway through the lifetime?

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