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One of the members of my local camera club asked in an email forum about the Costco deal on the D600.(D600- 16-85 and 70-300 I believe) The person who does all equipment reviews answered. "The Nikon D600 needs good glass,not a kit lens. B&H has a complete selection of recent Nikon lenses." He says the same thing about the D800. "you must have the finest latest Nikon glass to take advantage of all the megapixels"
Hi Ron. I would be interested to get your take on this ... what do you think? Are these people talking rubbish?
I just can't see it but perhaps I'm not as picky. When I bought my D800E, the guys in the shop were saying, you will really need to use excellent lenses now ... blah, blah ... but all of my MF and AF lenses work perfectly fine with it and I don't see much of a difference. It seems a ploy to upsell more expensive lenses.
And on the flip side ... I have noticed that lenses like the 50/1.2 & 180/2.8 are actually sharper wide open !!!
I posted this before, but I'd like to use it as a reference to the D800E and the 180 wide open. To me this is actually better than my D700 with the same lens. These older beauties have no issue with increased res. The second is a 100% crop taken wide open from a fair distance away ... I couldn't dream of asking for any better.
I still think 99% of the time this talk of using better lenses is to make us buy more
I used to think the opinion of the folks behind the counter at the pro shops MUST be gospel (after all they must be excellent photogs if they work in the pro shop!?), but these days I've found that most of the time it's complete hogwash - either they just aren't very knowledgeable photographers or their views are totally geared towards selling the inexperienced as much gear as possible.
I have a lot of glass that can't supply more sharpness to my D800's sensor that it can record, but 36MP is the last reason I, and I suspect many others, bought a D800. As many of us know there's much more to most interesting images than the level of sharpness viewed at 100%.
EDIT: Case in point: The posting previous to this one. Who cares if it's totally sharp - it's an excellent image!
Agreed, John. You just can't walk into a store anymore, whether it be to buy camera gear, computers or A/V gear etc, having done no research prior and expect to get any unbiased or informed opinion from the sales staff. Internet forums are the only place you will find any relevant info.