Nikon D800 and D800E Recommended Lenses

The new Nikon D800 and D800E provide an unprecedented amount of resolution in a full-frame DSLR. To take full advantage of the 36 mexapixel resolution, use lenses that can produce maximum image sharpness. It is suggested to set the lens aperture to provide the maximum amount of sharness and contrast across the frame. Most lenses are usually at their best about two to three stops below maximum aperture. The pixel density of the D800 is such that shooting at apertures beyond f/8 will begin to introduce diffraction as the aperture is stopped down further.

The following is a list of recommended lenses for the D800 and D800E:

Zoom lenses

Prime Lenses

Macro Lenses

Perspective Control Lenses

10 thoughts on “Nikon D800 and D800E Recommended Lenses

  1. The manual 55 and 105 ancient, but still on sale, AIS nikkor objectives are quoted as the best ever made by Nikon. Therefore, they should appear in your list.

  2. The Nikkor 50mm 1.4D is really sharp on the d800 so is the 135mm AF-DC Nikkor, – fab portrait lens, what about these??

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  4. hi
    Nikon D800
    i have a NEW Nikon 50mm f/1.8G end it`s working grade end super fine picture end showing in picture FX ?
    my other Lens is a NEW Sigma 70-200mm EX DG Macro f/2.8 end fine picture but it show DX in picture

    • Go to the “Shooting Menu” -> “Image Area” and select “Choose Image Area.” You should be able to change the setting. You may need to turn off the “Auto DX” option.

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