D700

D

dmps

Guest
What are the FX lens options available for D700 in primes, zoom and tele ramge?

I bought and want to buy a godd lens
 
Joined
Jan 15, 2008
Messages
4,553
Hi,
welcome to the Café.

There are 52 FX lenses in the Nikon lineup. I will give some personal recommendations and I am sure others will add more opinions.

Wide angle (only zooms):
  • AFS 14-24/2.8
  • AFS 17-35/2.8
  • Nikon wide angle primes are very old design
  • maybe AF 16/2.8D Fisheye

Midrange:
  • AFS 24-70/2.8
  • AFS 60/2.8G Micro
  • AIS 50/1.2
  • AF 50/1.4D

Telephoto:
  • AF 85/1.4D
  • AF 180/2.8D
  • AFS 200/2G VR
  • AFS 200-400/4 VR
  • AFS 300/4D
  • AFS 300/2.8 VR
  • AFS 400/2.8 VR

Not recommended:
  • AFS 70-200/2.8G VR
  • AFS 105/2.8G VR

Some discontinued (used) lenses worth considering:
  • AF 105/2.8D Micro
  • AIS 105/2.8 Micro
  • AIS 135/2
  • AFS 80-200/2.8D
  • AFS 28-70/2.8D
 
Joined
Jun 11, 2005
Messages
676
Location
Southern Maine
Not recommended:
AFS 70-200/2.8G VR
AFS 105/2.8G VR


Another super lens is the 105 f2.

Peter, I'm curious as to why you don't reecommend the 105VR?

I sold mine in favor of the 105 f2, but mine was super sharp, sometimes too sharp for portraits.
 
Joined
May 14, 2008
Messages
2,799
Location
California
I have no idea why you would not recommend either of those two lenses. They are both modern classics. The 70-200 may not be perfect, but it's as close as it gets for a tele-zoom excluding the 200-400f4. The 80-200 is a great lens also, but VR will save far more shots than vignetting will ruin.
 
Joined
Mar 4, 2008
Messages
928
Location
Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Not recommended:
  • AFS 70-200/2.8G VR
  • AFS 105/2.8G VR

I think people need to make their own conclusions regarding the 70-200. I couldn't be happier with mine on the D3. I shoot wide open and don't have problems with vignetting. And I know that there are plenty of tools in post processing that would help me if I did.....
 
P

Paul.r.lindqvist

Guest
Seems like most of you failed to take in this sentence....:confused:

I will give some personal recommendations and I am sure others will add more opinions.


I wouldnt buy a 70-200/2,8 for my D3, its a personal opinion, nothing less nothing more.

I fail to see how Peter sharing his opinion would deny anyone to form their own conclusion...:rolleyes:
 
Joined
Jul 25, 2007
Messages
853
Location
Europe
I kinda agree with Paul, but as the least experienced person on here, all I can say is...

I loooooooooooove my 24-70mm f/2.8 and I use it on DX, so I can only imagine that on D700 it is even more superb, and its companion, 14-24mm must rock, too.

I could not advise against any lenses because I don't own full frame, and I love all my lenses.

[tamron 90mm, nikon 50mm f/1.8, nikon 17-35mm f/2.8, nikon 24-70mm f/2.8...and on the way 35mm f/1.4 AIS]
 
Joined
Mar 22, 2008
Messages
57
Location
Cincinnati
Not recommended:
  • AFS 70-200/2.8G VR

Peter is clearly holding out for the replacement of the 70-200. Look at his signature referring to AFS 70-210/2.8 VR II.

That said, he doesn't advise waiting for the other mythical fauns: 28/1.4G, 50/1.4G, 85/1.4G or 200VR Micro.
 
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Messages
303
Location
So Cal
I kinda agree with Paul, but as the least experienced person on here, all I can say is...

I loooooooooooove my 24-70mm f/2.8 and I use it on DX, so I can only imagine that on D700 it is even more superb, and its companion, 14-24mm must rock, too.

I could not advise against any lenses because I don't own full frame, and I love all my lenses.

[tamron 90mm, nikon 50mm f/1.8, nikon 17-35mm f/2.8, nikon 24-70mm f/2.8...and on the way 35mm f/1.4 AIS]

No, Kgill, I'm the least experienced person here.

Proof: I was shooting with an Olympus Camedia C-5050 nine months ago, and a polaroid 5 months prior to that... :smile:

Peter is clearly holding out for the replacement of the 70-200. Look at his signature referring to AFS 70-210/2.8 VR II.

That said, he doesn't advise waiting for the other mythical fauns: 28/1.4G, 50/1.4G, 85/1.4G or 200VR Micro.

I contemplated selling my 70-200 based on the replacement rumor and what is being said about it's lower FX performance, but I've decided to wait until I purchase and mount it to either the D700 or D3 (I'm holding out for the D3x release in hopes of lower D700/3 prices) before making the sell.

Who knows, I might disagree with the negative reports and find the lens works great for me....

Wouldn't that be original?
 

Commodorefirst

Admin/Moderator
Administrator
Joined
May 1, 2005
Messages
23,657
Location
Missouri
Real Name
Wade
My 105 VR is being used a lot more than ever on my D3. I used to use the 86 1.4 all the time, but this past summer I have about 3-4000 shots with the 105VR on the D3 without any problems. It worked well for me.

Cheers,

Wade
 
P

prowicz

Guest
the 70-200 is as superb on the D3 as it is on the D300

No it is not! Its an excellent lens on a D300 and a very good lens on a D3.
 
Joined
Jul 21, 2006
Messages
581
Location
San Diego
I think people need to make their own conclusions regarding the 70-200. I couldn't be happier with mine on the D3. I shoot wide open and don't have problems with vignetting. And I know that there are plenty of tools in post processing that would help me if I did.....

i loved it when i shot with it and if i showed images you would too :)

Guaranteed: www.ishootsd.com
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2006
Messages
1,379
Location
Cambridge (the UK version!)
I like the 105mm VR on the D700, and I've never been a massive fan of this lens previously.

Its a hefty lenses (perhaps my biggest bug bear), but it balances well with the D700.

No optical concerns that I can see.
 
P

prowicz

Guest
I would have thought that this recent addition by Nikon would have faired ok on a FX...

Mark
 
Joined
Jul 1, 2007
Messages
3,727
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
I like both the 70-200 and 105 VR on my D3, but what the heck do I know?

Perhaps if the OP told us what they like to shoot we might be in better position to comment. There are tons of lenses (well, they'd cost tons of cash at least) which will "work" on the FX D700. Primes or zooms?

If you're brand new to glass, perhaps the following will get you started:

14-24/2.8
24-70/2.8
70-200/2.8 VR or
50 f/1.4
85 f/1.4
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro
200 f/2 VR
300 f/2.8 VR or
200-400 f/4 VR and/or
400 f/2.8 VR or
500 f/4 VR
1 x SB-900
2 x SB-800
1 x SU-800

That oughta keep you busy :D
 

Latest threads

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY: https://giphy.com/
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom