Nikon D800 and prime lens

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jpreuland New Member • Posts: 19
Nikon D800 and prime lens

I have the Nikon 24-70mm, the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 and the Nikon 28mm f/2.4

Should I stay with those lenses, use only the 24-70mm to replace the two others, or go for

the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 I heard so many good reviews.

I feel sometimes frustrated with only the 50mm on my D800 when walking outside. I feel also I do not get very sharp pictures with the 28mm.

What do you experts say?

Tks for your opinions.

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Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +3 more
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afoton
afoton Senior Member • Posts: 1,166
Re: Nikon D800 and prime lens

jpreuland wrote:

I feel sometimes frustrated with only the 50mm on my D800 when walking outside. I feel also I do not get very sharp pictures with the 28mm.

What do you experts say?

If you are frustrated and don't get the result you want, I think you have the answer

WIMorrison Senior Member • Posts: 1,683
Re: Nikon D800 and prime lens

I suggest that you get the 35mm and give the 24-70mm to me

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foto2021 Regular Member • Posts: 270
Re: Nikon D800 and prime lens

jpreuland wrote:

I have the Nikon 24-70mm, the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 and the Nikon 28mm f/2.4

Should I stay with those lenses, use only the 24-70mm to replace the two others, or go for

the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 I heard so many good reviews.

I feel sometimes frustrated with only the 50mm on my D800 when walking outside. I feel also I do not get very sharp pictures with the 28mm.

What do you experts say?

There is only one expert on which lens you need for your photography, and that is you. Asking other people which lens you need for your photography is a waste of your time and theirs.

I suggest you look at the results from your 24-70mm f/2.8 and work out which focal length(s) you use most often. Then decide whether you want to buy a prime lens (or lenses) in that focal length (or lengths). But don't ask anyone else what they think you need, because they cannot possibly know.

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dwight3
dwight3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,400
Re: Nikon D800 and prime lens

foto2021 wrote:

...I suggest you look at the results from your 24-70mm f/2.8 and work out which focal length(s) you use most often. Then decide whether you want to buy a prime lens (or lenses) in that focal length (or lengths)....

If you use Lightroom, Jeffrey Friedl has a plugin that will read the EXIF data and plot the focal lengths used for your photos.

If you don't use Lightroom, there are other free apps out there that will do similar things. Google is your friend.

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