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Ellis Vener

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Re: Considering a Nikon D810 for landscape ... lens suggestions please
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2015, 02:22:37 pm »

Hi Ellis,

Very helpful information. You recommend the 50mm Sigma, is there a reason you would not use the 35mm Sigma or the 24mm Sigma?

Thanks

Mike


Only because I've never shot with the Sigma 24mm Art lens and had forgotten that I'd shot with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 art lens. based critically looking at what I shot (mostly people and architecture)  using the 35mm Sigma Art o na D800 I can also recommend that as well.
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Re: Considering a Nikon D810 for landscape ... lens suggestions please
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2015, 06:45:03 pm »

I use the 14-24mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, and the 18-35mm f3.5G lenses for landscape photography along with the three Nikon tilt-shift PC-E lens in 24mm, 45mm, and 85mm focal lengths.

Most often used of late when traveling has been the 18-35mm as it has the focal length range I need, accepts screw in filters or filter holders, and is half the size and half the weight of the 14-24mm lens. For astrophotography the 14-24mm f2.8 is hard to beat but a viable alternative is the Nikon 20mm f1.8 lens.

When I did test shots with the 14-24mm, 18-35mm f3.5G, and 16-35mm f4 lenses the image quality went in the order that I listed them. I like the 16-35mm range but I was not impressed with the IQ when I compared the pictures taken with those from the other two lenses taken of the same scenes and closeup subjects on the same camera.
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Mark Ogden

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Re: Considering a Nikon D810 for landscape ... lens suggestions please
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2015, 07:58:40 pm »

Thom Hogan recently posted an article that may be just the thing for you, a Nikon D8XX user:


http://www.dslrbodies.com/lenses/lens-databases-for-nikon/thoms-recommended-lenses-2.html
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Re: Considering a Nikon D810 for landscape ... lens suggestions please
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2015, 09:54:44 pm »

Thank you. Very helpful.

Mike
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« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2015, 08:43:36 am »

So I ended up going with:

Nikon 50mm f1.2 (Manual)
Nikon 20mm f1.8 G
Zeiss 85mm f1.4 Planar

BW CPL Filters

Fotodiox adapter for 80mm f2.8 T* and 150 f4 T* Hasselblad lenses

Thank you all for your input on this journey.
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NancyP

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Re: Considering a Nikon D810 for landscape ... lens suggestions please
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2015, 11:12:24 am »

Have fun, and post a sample sometime!
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