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What should I consider in a D800 with lens?

leonardevens

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"RE: What should I consider in a D800 with lens?"

leonardevens Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2011
Mon 14-Jan-13 07:05 PM

>Well as an alternative to the king trinity you should also
>have a look the F4's (as also suggested in this thread).
>
>16-35/F4 VR 77mm thread
>24-120/F4 VR 77mm thread
>70-200/F2.8 VRII 77mm thread - due the the overlap this might
>not be very interesting, but if you need 140-400mm you could
>add a TC2xIII, at "little" cost and little weight.
>
>They are very sharp, they will give you the same or shallower
>DOF as you are used to if you have a F2.8 DX.
>
>In your age I would assume less (weight) is more So there
>you go, don't we just make it easy on you. Decisions,
>Decisions, Decisions


I see that there are choices for lenses that cost half as much as the best lenses. Can anyone tell me how much difference I am likely to see on a d800? Will I be able to see a difference in a 16 x 20 print? Also, will I be able to see a difference if I crop moderately.

I should explain what I mean by "crop". I routinely reduce the 35 mm format to 4:5 aspect ratio, so I lop off the ends. Also, in order to mimic the effect of view camera rise, I may cut off the bottom quarter in landscape orientation. Under those circumstances should I see a difference?

My inclination at present is to get the best 24-70 and 14-24 Nikon lenses and then consider a less expensive Nikon for a long zoom.

Finally, how good are third party choices, and which should I consider?

If I go ahead, I will start off with the d800 and the Nikon 24-70 mm lens, and add to the kit later. But anything I expect I will be stu ck with because of the cost, so I want to make as informed choices as I can.

Leonard Evens
Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University

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