Glass recommendations for new D500 user.

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Rosember Senior Member • Posts: 2,053
Re: Glass recommendations for new D500 user.

'd go for the Tamron 150-600 G2 for wildlife. It is somewhat cheaper than the Nikon and offers 600mm. The lens is weather sealed and sharp end to end. I have never regeretted its purchase for my D500.

For macro work I'd suggest the Laowa 100mm 2x 2.8. Reportedly it is an excellent manual lens that offers even 2x magnification in macro. I wouldn't bother over the lens having no AF as macro work is mainly a manual focussing business.

As a walk around lens I would look for the Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 which is a very good lens and substantially cheaper than the excellent Nikon 16-80.

But most of all: enjoy your new cam! And should you ever run into trouble because of it having an APS-C sensor (noise at high ISO) give DxO PL4 a try. It works marvels.

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