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| p.1 #10 · ~100mm & ~200mm Lightweight Prime Options |
Looking for both a ~100mm and ~200mm lightweight & compact prime options for use on my D800 for landscapes. Since I tend to lug my D800 on steep terrain weight and size are a premium while AF and large aperture are not.
So far I've tried:
105/2.5 AIS - Pretty good, but looking for better, especially in high contrast situations (sun in the frame)
105/2 DC - Heavy, and not really any better than the 105/2.5
100/2.8 Series E - Small, light, but does not have the resolution or contrast
200/4 AIS - Runs out of sharpness at 36MP and does not handle flare well
180/2.8 AF - Also runs out of sharpness at 36MP and is large/heavy
What I found that could be of interest:
90/3.5 CV - Small, light, excellent build, but don't know about sharpness or contrast or ghosting/flare
135/3.5 AIS - Reportedly very very good, but have not tried one out
135/2.8 Series E - Light, but have no idea how good it is on a high MP digital camera
~200mm - I have no other options besides my 70-200/4 AFS which is great, but it's a bit big sometimes to hang from the camera while hiking, etc.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
the 90/3.5 CV is very sharp and is one hell of a lens. Not sure if it can hang with the 36mp's, but it was wonderful on my D700.