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    Default Best Nikon lenses for D700 Fx

    Which is the best quality performance Nikon lenses for Macro, Portraiture, Landscape, Wildlife, and General Purpose photography. Lenses to fit the Nikon D700 Fx camera. No budget limit.

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    If money no object, how about Zeiss with ZF2 mount.
    http://www.zeiss.com/cln

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    no such thing as the BEST.

    the BEST lens is the the lens that lets you capture what you intend to capture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Koh View Post
    Which is the best quality performance Nikon lenses for Macro, Portraiture, Landscape, Wildlife, and General Purpose photography. Lenses to fit the Nikon D700 Fx camera. No budget limit.
    Macro: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    Portraiture: AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
    Landscape: AF 20mm f/2.8D
    Wildlife: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED + TC
    General Purpose:AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED



    best for me, but for your reference.
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    The Best lens is the one always mounted on your camera...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anuar ahmad View Post
    The Best lens is the one always mounted on your camera...
    I agree with this very much..
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    But even the best lens in technical specs can only do so much if there are no skills to utilize it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    But even the best lens in technical specs can only do so much if there are no skills to utilize it.
    Couldnt agreed better
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    Quote Originally Posted by anuar ahmad View Post
    The Best lens is the one always mounted on your camera...
    Agreed to a certain extent.. but for diff aspects of photography, we still need diff lens
    to fulfill diff purpose..
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    On a personal note :-

    I felt the below perform best for me (though maybe some not fully optimized to its potential esp 135 DC)

    Macro: NIKKOR AFD 200mm Micro f/4
    Portraiture: NIKKOR AFD 135mm DC f/2
    Landscape: NIKKOR 16-35mm VR f/4
    Wildlife: Can't comment
    General Purpose: NIKKOR AFS 24-70mm f/2.8G ED


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Koh View Post
    Which is the best quality performance Nikon lenses for Macro, Portraiture, Landscape, Wildlife, and General Purpose photography. Lenses to fit the Nikon D700 Fx camera. No budget limit.
    The way I see it..... you are better off cleaning up the entire Nikkor catalogue and filter out the lenses you don't need later and sell them on the 2nd hand market since you have no budget constraint..... I'm serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    The way I see it..... you are better off cleaning up the entire Nikkor catalogue and filter out the lenses you don't need later and sell them on the 2nd hand market since you have no budget constraint..... I'm serious.
    Ya lor, buy all the Nikon Lenses if no budget limit. You will become a very happy and busy man. Everyday play with lenses. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    On a personal note :-

    I felt the below perform best for me (though maybe some not fully optimized to its potential esp 135 DC)

    Macro: NIKKOR AFD 200mm Micro f/4
    Portraiture: NIKKOR AFD 135mm DC f/2
    Landscape: NIKKOR 16-35mm VR f/4
    Wildlife: Can't comment
    General Purpose: NIKKOR AFS 24-70mm f/2.8G ED


    You almost got all the best lens in your list. I really envy you Once you get this following lens for the wild life, you will be "no horse run".

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/600mm-vr.htm

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    Woah, no budget limit. Then buy Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye first.
    And don't forget to bring along to the Newbie outings for us to molest. Hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lestn View Post
    Woah, no budget limit. Then buy Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye first.
    And don't forget to bring along to the Newbie outings for us to molest. Hehe
    Follow by Nikon 600mm f/4 VR, RedDevil123 & Numnumball will guide you how to use this lens to it's fullest during Newbie outing. And of course not forgeting to let me molest also.

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    So I take it you have the photography side of it sorted already? I'd try to be the best at that before trying to find the best lenses.

    The 10.5 fisheye might be a cracking lens and better than the 16 fisheye but it's of no use to you on a D700. The 105DC might be a great lens but it's not any good if you're trying to take an image of a small insect. Etc.

    Come to think of it if you have no budget constraints ditch the D700 and get a D3x and D3s, and to be honest making room in the kit bag for a medium format setup would probably also give you a better quality increase than small differences from lens to lens.

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    I had another look at the box just to confirm - it's just "D700", no "Fx" suffix. FX format yes, but it does not form part of the model name.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Koh View Post
    ...D700 Fx camera.
    Everyone probably has different favourites for each segment of photography that you mentioned, and they produce the best results with that lens because they got used to it and know its limitations and advantages. Thus I do not really think this thread will yield a definite answer for you, whether you are intending to purchase the best lenses or justify recent purchases or just confirm your views with others.

    Try these:
    Macro - 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6
    Portrait - 24mm f/1.4
    Landscape - 70-200mm f/2.8
    Wildlife - 800 f/5.6
    General purpose - 50mm f/1.8

    Some conventions are meant to be broken, as long as you know what you are doing.
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    The best lens is the lens that you will bring out to shoot.

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    14-24 f2.8
    50 f1.4

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