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Oh Kent -
We've had this discussion before haven't we?
There are plenty of MF Nikkors that still kick ass on digital sensors and I look forward to seeing them on a higher resolution sensor.
Specifically, the ones I have are:
16/3.5 AI - better than any other fisheye that Nikon has for FX or DX.
105/2.5 AIS - More than a match for my D700 even wide open. At f/4 it's fantastic.
200/4 AIS - There still some resolution left in this lens even wide open on 12MP FX
400/5.6 ED-IF AIS - Excellent wide open. 12MP is not enough to fully get out everything this lens has to offer when used properly.
Yes the coatings are not super up to date on these, but the coatings they have are excellent already.
I do have lenses that suffer on 12MP FX, but I'll continue to use them anyways because Nikon still has no modern equivalent for size/weight which is very important to me:
20/2.8 AIS or AF-D
17-35/2.8 AFS - I think it's better than the 16-35 aperture for aperture.
50/1.2 AIS - What other 50mm-ish f/1.2 lens does Nikon still carry today?
135/2 AIS - Just plain fun at f/2
28-105/3.5-4.5: My FX hiking lens. Great macro at 50 to 70mm. Cheap and does just fine stopped down.
24-85AFS: Best 24-XX non-f/2.8 lens Nikon made. Cheap, small, light, and very very good IQ.
In the end it's if you are happy with the final image, which is more than just lens sharpness, that matters the most. And more to loving a body than just it's MP count - ergonomics, DR, viewfinder, etc. are important too even if the lenses you use can't out-resolve the sensor.