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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · D800E - Which Lenses


I am a Canon owner and am seriously considering moving to Nikon once D800E is available.

In the meanwhile I would like to build a core selection of lenses. Which Nikon lenses (prime and zoom) offer greatest resolution.

I guess that 24-70 and 70-200 II top the list. I don't think 24-120 f/4 is that impressive even on previous generation of cameras. What does everyone else think?



Feb 07, 2012 at 06:18 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · D800E - Which Lenses


At 36MP, I would consider owning primes only.


Feb 07, 2012 at 06:21 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · D800E - Which Lenses


Zeiss ZF.2 primes. 21 Distagon, 35 (both the f/1.4 and f/2), 50 MP and 100 MP should be a killer kit for this body.


Feb 07, 2012 at 06:24 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · D800E - Which Lenses


the 14-24 is probably one of the finest nikon lenses. It's pretty much unmatched.

That said, im more of a prime shooter and with that, nikon primes are nice but zeiss primes are even nicer!



Feb 07, 2012 at 06:24 AM
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thedigitalbean wrote:
Zeiss ZF.2 primes. 21 Distagon, 35 (both the f/1.4 and f/2), 50 MP and 100 MP should be a killer kit for this body.



this.... ever since getting my 100mp ive been considering selling some of my other nikon primes for zeiss primes...



Feb 07, 2012 at 06:26 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · D800E - Which Lenses


Nikon 105 DC might fit the bill!


Feb 07, 2012 at 06:28 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · D800E - Which Lenses


I would probably look into certain zeiss lenses, and another set of eyes and hands that can MF like autofocus.


Feb 07, 2012 at 06:29 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · D800E - Which Lenses


I also think the PC-E lenses would be very well-suited to a body such as this.


Feb 07, 2012 at 06:46 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · D800E - Which Lenses


my guess as experienced on D3x. All those lenses outresolve D3x comfortably

all PC-E lenses, 85G, 24G (from f2), 24-70, 70-200II, 105DC, 135DC, 14-24, 60G, 105G and more.

problem will sure be focusing so you will for greatest sharpness stop down probably anyway



Feb 07, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · D800E - Which Lenses


Curious why a number of the post here note the need for MF and why stated as in above post "problem will sure be focusing". I understand the desire for Zeiss MF lenses for video but beyond that why? I have found the auto focus of the D3s and D700 to be spot on. Why would this camera be any different?

Jack

Also, with repsect to prime only. I find it hard to believe that the Nikon 14-24, Nikon 24-70, and 70-200 aren't going to deliver outstanding results on the D800.



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thedigitalbean wrote:
Zeiss ZF.2 primes. 21 Distagon, 35 (both the f/1.4 and f/2), 50 MP and 100 MP should be a killer kit for this body.


Except that all of the auto chroma-removal tools that are built-in only work with Nikkor lenses. on the D800E I suspect that those will be a HUGE benefit for getting clean captures. I'm currently on the fence between the Samyang 35 f1.4 and the nikon 35f1.4, and I think I will go with the Nikon in case I end up with a D800.



Feb 07, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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Robb Mann wrote:
Except that all of the auto chroma-removal tools that are built-in only work with Nikkor lenses. on the D800E I suspect that those will be a HUGE benefit for getting clean captures. I'm currently on the fence between the Samyang 35 f1.4 and the nikon 35f1.4, and I think I will go with the Nikon in case I end up with a D800.


na the correction works on all lenses. well it does on the d3/d300 and everything after. it can correct up to a point, the nikon lenses may need less correction then others so it'll work better.



Feb 07, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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allstarimaging wrote:
Curious why a number of the post here note the need for MF and why stated as in above post "problem will sure be focusing". I understand the desire for Zeiss MF lenses for video but beyond that why? I have found the auto focus of the D3s and D700 to be spot on. Why would this camera be any different?

Jack

Also, with repsect to prime only. I find it hard to believe that the Nikon 14-24, Nikon 24-70, and 70-200 aren't going to deliver outstanding results on the D800.


I find AF-S lenses I own ( 24-70, 70-200 ) has less precision in terms of focus throw. Few mm rotation in barrel result in huge range of distance compare to manual focus lens such as ZF.2s. Which makes me wonder the level of tolerance in terms of focusing. AF is great for fast moving subject, however, if one wants a critical focus in still subject with huge pixel amount ( less forgiving, it seems ), manual focusing for those only makes sense. I imagine the difference between 'sort of there' to 'right there' will be more revealed in this range of resolution. One other thing I noticed with 24-70. When comparing 24-70 to ZF35s, I noticed that 24-70 has noticeable deeper DOF at the same f-stop compare to ZFs, which also made me think about the tolerance. Deeper DOF (AFS-24-70)must help AF system to achieve focus compare to thinner DOF lens (ZF).

Luka



Feb 07, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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There are plenty of lenses that work great on the D7000 that will work great on the D800.



Feb 07, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · D800E - Which Lenses


+1 Chris

I fully intend to use the 14-24 /2.8, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8II with satisfactory results on the D880E as well a some of the primes I own. They work well on the D3x, I'm sure they will on the D800E.

Gerard



Feb 07, 2012 at 02:04 PM
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Chris Ventura wrote:
There are plenty of lenses that work great on the D7000 that will work great on the D800.


My old 105/2.5 AI-S and the newer 45/2.8 AI-P are rocking on D7000 and I am sure they will deliver for me on D800. But I am very curious to see my Zeiss 100/2 MP on this new beast!



Feb 07, 2012 at 02:29 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
At 36MP, I would consider owning primes only.



I think any pro lens made after ~2002 will work just fine. The Nikons 14-24, 24-70mm, 70-200mm work VERY well on the Nikon D7000, which has similar pixel density as D800. Niikon has REALLY put some great research into their pro zooms and it paid off BIG! The problem with so-called primes is they really slow you down, often I can't back up or move in to frame the shot which means I have to crop, and that means I'm reducing resolution. Everytime you change a lens you are losing some time, and take a chance on introducing dust to the sensor. I really don't see any advantage at all to single focal lenses especially now. There's a reason most wedding photogs are using f2.8 zooms. If the D800 performs well at ISO 3200, I see no reason for me to own any f1.4 lense at all any more.


Kent in SD



Feb 07, 2012 at 03:17 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · D800E - Which Lenses


I doubt the Zeiss lenses will fully integrate with the internal programming of the D800. The full benefits of the software tweaks will only be available to most recent Nikon G lenses. Increasingly, features like IS, AF, and in-camera distortion and vignetting correction are more important to me. The body is becoming just as important as the lenses for the entire imaging process.


Feb 07, 2012 at 03:31 PM
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i sold 24-70 in favor of 24-120, that has been great for D3 and D7k. Even the 105/2.8 VR is gone. I will try first with the current lenses to see. I would not be surprised they will be great for d800e also.


Feb 07, 2012 at 04:00 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · D800E - Which Lenses


at shallow DOF, you are going to see misfocusing much more obviously at large print sizes. even on the D3X, it shows up. however, i disagree that manual focusing is going to solve anything. if anything, it will prove that most people who brag about their manual focusing ability with fast lenses shot wide open are just that, bragging.

Herb...

allstarimaging wrote:
why stated as in above post "problem will sure be focusing".




Feb 07, 2012 at 05:31 PM
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