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Hi,Considering the pixel rich sensor of D800, it looks difficult to pick correct lens that would optimally resolve the camera. As a matter of fact, even 24-70mm suffers. Which lens will be ideal to tap D800 to its full potential?Thanks and happy New Year to you !SilverLines
All the lenses have their glitches. I shot a building with the 24mm f/1.4 G Nikkor which was back lit by the sunset. This is a very sharp lens, but near the edges the chromatic aberration
@shawnino Thank you for referring to the thread about 135mm. Hope the "marriage" would shortly become a pleasant reality. Best wishes!@Msmoto Many thanks for your time and appreciate your reference. Best wishes.@TaoTeJared Appreciate your thoughts. I have seen and read that 24-70 is strong between 30 - 60, wider than that, distortion and CA are heavy, longer than 60 it is softer. Good by f/5.6 ; above f/5.6 contrast starts losing by diffraction and at f/8 or higher diffraction effects set in. This forms the basis when I mentioned 24-70 suffers in D800. I agree with you that advanced bodies like d800 are supposed to extract more from lenses than its predecessors. Would you suggest d800 will make the best out of 28-300 ?@macsavageg4 : Thanks for sharing your experience. Inspiring slice from life. @heartyfisher : I suppose 36.3 Mega pixel is superior sensor to the ones you mention.@adamz : Glad to have your comments and well put. Thanks. My point was d800 brings to light the limitations of the lenses used with it and even the 24-70 is not spared. There is softness around the edges at some FL/aperture settings. If the best results out of 24-70 can be derived only from f/5.6-8, then how well would lenses like 24-120, 28-300 perform with D800? @haroldp : Many thanks for your feedback and totally agree with your words ....... "If we worry more about content, composition and technique , we will get better images".
Hi,The easiest way to solve this is to look at the lens page from Nikon:http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Camera-Lenses/All-Lenses/index.pageThey have a FX limiter to show all FX lenses, too.They should work very well with the D800.My best,Mike
"which lenses will do the camera JUSTICE?" There is plenty of older FF glass that I'm sure is not quite up to the mark now.