Nikon added three more Nikkors to the list of recommended lenses for the D800E camera


Nikon's NPS updated the list of lenses that offer excellent resolution with the D800E DSLR camera:

  • New: AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED ($746.95)
  • New: AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR ($2,696.95)
  • New: AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR ($17,896.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED ($1,996.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED ($1,886.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II ($2,396.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR ($1,396.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR ($1,256.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR ($596.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR ($1,296.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II ($6,749.00)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED ($1,999.00)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G ($696.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G ($1,619.00)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G ($1,649.00)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G ($496.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II ($5,819.95)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II ($5,799.00)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR ($8,999.00)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR ($8,399.00)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR ($9,799.00)
  • AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED ($549.00)
  • AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED ($899.00)
  • PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED ($1,999.00)
  • PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED ($1,899.00)
  • PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D ($1,829.00)

The new Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G lens seems to be getting pretty good reviews online since it was introduced six months ago.

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  • Glen

    That’s a relief, now I can pull the trigger on that 800 f/5.6 I’ve had in my cart on B&H. Thanks Nikon!

    • fjfjjj

      Careful, it’s still only 4 “perceptual megapixels”!

    • Anto de Chav

      I received my 800 today.. I previously used the canon 800 for 4 years,the Nikon is on another level,amazing lens..used it with the D800E and was very impressed…

  • Gearsau

    Bummer…my 1990 Nikkor 800mm f5.6 isn’t on the list, as well as my 1995 500mm f4 AFI, and my 1997 300mm f2.8 AF-S

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  • Nicolas

    Any idea why the recent 50mm f1.4 and 50mm f1.8 are not in the list?

    • Maybe because they will announce a new 50mm lens? They have filed several patents for a f/1.2 Nikkor.

      • Kynikos

        I sincerely hope you’re right… but no 50s on the existing list is a joke.

        And if anybody cares, the 135 f/2 DC works great.

      • Rick

        It’s about time nikon produce an updated 50mm f/1.2 prime, before Sigma comes out with a 50mm f/1.0 for like $600!

  • Max Barros

    what kind of nonsense is this?

    • patto01

      It could be marketing nonsense or maybe they’re trying to give you advice as to which current, Nikon lenses can give you good results with your Nikon D800e.
      I realize your question was rhetorical but I couldn’t stop myself…

  • León Dafónte Fernández

    Bullshit… they put only expensive Lenses on that List to make Profit. i use my D800E with the cheapest Nikkor Lense ever made … 50mm f/1.8AFD and 85mm f/1.8AFD they are Super sharp and not in the List

    • jafu888

      I just ordered the new 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G before I saw this on rumors. I would not say it is super expensive.

      I do like how the 800E works well with cheaper lenses. I soot the 50 & 85 1.8 all the time. the old 60 f2.8 AF macro I got in 1990 is on of my sharpest (it can moire on my kids hair at F5.6). If I am shooting an older female the old 70-210 looks amazing.

      I guess they are just trying to say here are lens that can match the resolution of the E.

      I have some lenses that are unusable on an E the 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 comes to mind.

  • A Nams

    No ‘standard’ 50mm primes?

  • Dustin Woods

    I think the 24-85mm VR is not good enough

    • patto01

      You’re probably right. You should write the folks at Nikon and inform them they’ve made a mistake.

    • Dpablo Unfiltered

      Yes. Any 50 is better than that. Even the ones from the 1950s.

    • Rusty Cardores

      nor is the 24 PC-E

      • Russ Barnes

        Rubbish! There is better distortion control and no visible loss of resolution when compared to a lens like the Zeiss 21mm ZF.2 which many rave about. So much so, I sold my Zeiss.

      • Russ Barnes

        Rubbish! There is better distortion control and no visible loss of resolution when compared to a lens like the Zeiss 21mm ZF.2 which many rave about. So much so, I sold my Zeiss.

  • vitamin_s

    Stop adding lenses and fix the freakin auto focus first.

    • Ken Elliott

      What needs to be fixed? Both of my D800 bodies test fine. So I can confirm that it is possible for the AF to work fine. Perhaps a service centre visit is in order?

      • vitamin_s

        I did visit the service center and they said its fixed, but it doesnt look like its fixed. Anyway can any of you guys tell me the best method to test the cameras AF? I tried the bob atkins chart as well as the 45 degree ruler thing. Please help…..

      • Scott M.

        Speaking of the service center, I just dropped off a D7000 and an 18-200 to be cleaned. While I was there I asked if they could calibrate my D800 with 70-200vr2 and Tc3 2.0. It was -20 with combo. He said “sure, it is complimentary”, even though my warranty was expired back in March. Dropped monday morning at Wilshire Blvd, CA location. Just got a call that all is ready to pick up. Wow, two days! That is amazing if all is fixed.
        BTW, the CA location is in Beverly Hills, not Hollywood. Very nice location, very safe area. Much better than El Segundo. I am taking the 60 mile drive up today and get my stuff back. Service has improved considerably, at least for walk up and pick up. Thank you Nikon Service!

        • Scott M.

          Just got back from picking up gear. D800 focus is perfect at zero af fine tune now. Even with 70-200 and tclll 2.0. They did several things to camera and said lens was backfocusing, which they corrected. This was done in two days. I am very happy. Seems like things have improved. My D800 was number 84x, so it was a very early model. If you were nervous about AF on D800, send it in. At least the CA location fixed it.

          • vitamin_s

            Wait a minute did you say your serial number is 84X or or 84XXXXX. My serial number is 8020XXX a 7 digit serial number and I’m located in India. I’m comparing view finder image with the live view image. The live view images are sharp and the ones taken from the view finder are out of focus.

            • Scott M.


  • Drazen B

    The 300mm f/4 VRIII should be on that list in the few weeks.

    My CC is ready and waiting…

    • Carlucci

      Oh yes, brother!!!

      Bring it on!

  • TD

    I’ve been using my 80-400 on my d800 with excellent results for several weeks now. Good to see Nikon caught up. 😛

  • Rick

    who actually sit around and wait for nikon to recommend pricier lenses for their D800E? nikon is wasting resources. Whoever owns a d800e should know which lenses to use

  • Dwweb

    Sort of funny it took six months to put a lense on a list.

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