Nikon D810 With 24 120mm Lens

By | 26/11/2022

Nivedita •

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Is Nikon D810 with 24-120mm still a good purchase?

I am a electric current Pentax K-i user. Though I like the camera, the lack of zoom lenses (I really need 70-200mm) and less than satisfactory AF, I am thinking of switching from Pentax or at least add a Nikon organisation. Since I am familiar with the 36MP sensor, I am thinking of getting the Nikon D810. I meet some deep discounts for Nikon D810 with 24-120mm lens philharmonic and interested in making the movement. However, I am not sure whether it is a adept combo. The other option is Canon 5D Mark 4, but is expensive.

I will be using this camera for a lot of event and portraits type shooting (hence looking for lxx-200 F2.8 VR Two). Though Pentax has some really squeamish prime lenses, the zoom lenses are non great. I am reading mixed reviews most Pentax 70-200 F2.8

I am thinking that the replacement for D810 might exist around the corner, merely that is truthful for all manufactures (something better will come upwardly later – always). But with a mature product similar D810, I am hoping to get more value.

Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.


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ruifonikon •

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Re: Is Nikon D810 with 24-120mm still a skillful buy?


The D810 has an fantabulous value nowadays, and information technology will continue to exist a meridian-of-the-line DSLR for years to come, independently of its successor arrival past 2017. It’southward a very safe purchase, for sure.

While 36 mpix was considered too high in 2012, at present in 2016 it’s a sugariness megapixel spot for many.

The 24-120mm f/4 is a good lens, but not exceptional. If y’all need an all-around lens, it will be fine. If y’all want the all-time for the resolution, I’d focus in the f/2.8 zoom options instead.

Nikon has two 24-70mm f/2.8 (G non-VR & Due east VR), one lxx-200mm f/ii.8G VR Two (presently to be replaced by the E VR option), and one 80-200mm f/2.8D. Plenty of options.

Tamron also has excellent options: 24-70mm f/ii.eight VC and 70-200mm f/ii.8 VC.

For portraits, Nikon just launched the new king prime: Nikkor AF-Due south 105mm f/1.4E lens. And also at that place the very classic Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4D in the used market besides (aka the “cream machine”).

Proficient luck.

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Assuming the focal length works for you information technology’s adequate for the uses you mention. For critical use at that place are other options, simply as a general choice it is a proficient one.

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jtra •

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Re: Is Nikon D810 with 24-120mm still a good buy?

I have bought 24-120/4vr with D750 grayness kit. The lens works well for what information technology is. Information technology is a 5x zoom so it is not perfect. Sigma 24-105 is probable better in image quality except for long terminate, only it weights much more than. If you are buying D810 to enjoy 36MP, then this non a lens for yous, it won’t deliver that in corners. Meet my comparison with a few of my lenses:

Regarding the replacement D810, I retrieve it will come up next yr mayhap in two variants H (D5 sensor) and X (new high MP sensor). D5 AF module will not fit D750 trunk and then that volition be replaced even later.