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I recently bought a Nikon D800, and was wondering if you guys could give me lens recommendations to take advantage of its sharpness. I already have a micro 105 and the excellent 16-35. I'm looking for a sharp zoom and one prime.


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Could you be more specific please? What focal lengths do you need to cover? There are loads of sharp zooms and primes out there for Nikon bodies. – NickM Aug 9 '12 at 9:23

Any of the Zeiss range of lenses. Take your pick. Totally manual focus, but totally worth every penny (I have the 100 f/2 Makro-Planar).

The Nikkor 24mm f/1.4, and 85mm f/1.4 won't disappoint either.

Sharp zooms look at the 14-24 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8 or 70-200 f/2.8.

I would hasten to add if you're willing and able to invest in a D800 which is by no means a beginners camera, you should have an idea of the genres of photography you're into, and therefore the types of glass you want to put on it!

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+1 for the 24mm and 85mm f1.4s. Amazing gems, especially the 24. – Dan Wolfgang Aug 9 '12 at 14:18
Mainly nature photography. Thanks – Rkimoto Aug 11 '12 at 4:39

I got a D800 a month ago and have had to swap nearly all my lenses too!

I personally use:

Nikon 50mm 1.4f AF-S,

Nikon 18-35mm 3.5-4.5 AF (Very nice wide lens, if a little soft on the d800),

Sigma 150mm 2.8f EX Macro (AMAZING portrait and macro lens),

I now need a short-medium zoom to fill the "everyday" gap.

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