Best lens for D800??

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mattspace Contributing Member • Posts: 517
Re: Best lens for D800??

ColleenOlympus wrote:

Hi, I'm thinking of purchasing a secondhand Nikon D800 & would really appreciate some advice on what lens/lenses to get for it.

I will be using it mostly to take portrait (full figure) photos of people - these will be reference photos to paint from so I require absolutely no distortion.

The lowest distortion lens for your D800 is going to be the lens that's pretty much universally recommended for photographic reproduction of paintings with this camera - the Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm F2.8G ED (lens I bought for that specific purpose).

Whether that has enough reach for you with dancing photography I don't know, but it produces astoundingly beautiful images in non-macro circumstances. Realistically, the 105 is a better macro lens, since the 60 has a very short macro distance, but the 60's geometry is superb.

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