I have been working with a D800 for about six months now, using a number of old and new Nikon lenses. My work is mainly (critical) landscape photo, and this camera has forced me to work MUCH more carefully than I did before. I have found that it is very demanding both in terms of techniques and equipment to carry!
I am almost obsessed with sharpness, and this is my procedure and my conclusions (for now):
- Only the best lenses I can afford, and each lens only in its best range - Two of my fixed lenses (50/1.4G) and 35/2D) perform almost invariably better that my "pro" zooms, 24-70 and 14-24 - Sturdy tripod, LiveView, careful focusing, and remote - RAW only
I recently tested three lenses at 24mm, the 24-70, the 14-24 and my old 24/2.8D. The last was the worst, the 24-70 was reasonably OK in the central area of the image, but the 14-24 was the best. I have decided to start saving for the new 24/1.4...