For Nikon users the choice is quite wide, especially when you factor-in some of the older AF-D type lenses to mix. While we’ve yet to analyze and add the new Zeiss Otus 1,4/55 to our database, we have tested eight models on the D800, including the highly regarded Sigma 50mm f1.4 and Zeiss 50mm f2.0 MP. Note that Nikon Nikkor 60mm f2.8 included is the older, discontinued AF-D model and not the newer AF-S model.
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D||329||32||16|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G||448||32||16|
|Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon||499||32||16|
|Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon||1280||31||17|
|Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G||219||31||16|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D||134||29||17|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G||1700||28||18|
|Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D||460||28||18|
|Carl Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon||725||26||13|
While the ranking for the new Nikkor lens is a little surprising, on the plus side it is one of the sharpest ‘normal’ lenses that we’ve tested on the D800 to date. We'll go into more detail but it’s worth bearing in mind the overall DxOMark score takes uniformity across the field into account, whereas our Sharpness Score is weighted towards the image center.