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36mp files? holy cow. I think that would choke my 4 1/2 yr old iMac.
I have a D7000 now, and ironically just picked up my first DX lens, a second hand NIkkor 17-55. I'm sitting on a bunch of FF AF-D Nikkors; the 20mm 2.8, 35mm f2, 50mm 1.4, 105mm f2 DC, and the 28 105mm.
How would my old AF-D lenses fare on a D800?
What sense does it make to put old lenses like those on a state of art camera? For starters they don't have digital coatings to increase contrast, color saturation, and veiling flare. I had the 28-105mm and used on my F100. It wasn't that great on film. It's a low cost consumer grade lens from the 1990s. Just as cameras have changed over the past 20 years, so have lenses. I'm figuring the net cost for me to change lenses & D300 to pro level Nikon FX will be $4,300. I absolutely will not consider going "backwards" on lenses. Absolutley not.
Kent in SD
I respectfully disagree. I am not going to buy a D800 but I see nothing wrong using, let's say the 28-105, an excellent optics, with the D800. It is one of my favorite lenses and if you ask me, I do very well with it and my F-100. I am convinced the other "old" lenses are also going to do very well with the D800.
I admit I do not know what "digital coating" on lenses is.