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the_ether
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« on: March 18, 2012, 06:17:54 PM »
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In Nikon's technical guide for the D800e, Nikon lists recommended lenses (reproduced in Michael's article, "Nikon D800 or  D800e. Which to Choose?"). There is no 50mm lens listed. The recommended 85mm and 35mm lenses are several times more expensive than Nikon's 50mm which implies their 50mm lenses are not of a similar quality to the 35mm and 85mm ones.

Any recommendations for an equivalent quality 50mm lens?
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 06:35:33 PM »
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Hello,

Personally I would total disregard the list from Nikon as it is very misleading.

Go to the link below:

http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/overview

This website is by far the best free lens review site around in my opinion.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 07:27:01 PM »
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The reason is simple.
Nikon forgot to list it or they are smart.
Not many people use a 50 mm anyway and I bet you that any 50mm Nikon lens would do the job anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 09:15:46 PM »
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Not many people use a 50 mm anyway


What?Huh
I realize you shoot wides for architecture but a lot of people use 50s, a lot!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 01:10:57 AM »
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Well,
from 1968 till now, I never used a 50 mm on a 35 mm camera.
And I've shot everything from stills to fashion etc.
I prefer a 35mm or an 85mm lens instead.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 01:39:44 AM »
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1 person is hardly representative of everybody Roll Eyes  the 50mm has long been known as the cheap way to a fast prime with good optics.
the zeiss 50mm f2 macro looks the pick of the bunch for resolution, it's what i would probably buy if/when i get a d800.
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