As I write this, in the Spring of 2013, Nikon cameras support the highest resolution SLR sensors available. The Nikon D800 and D800e are renown for their super sharp 36 megapixel sensors, but the 24 megapixel sensors found in their APS-C line have an even higher pixel density (56% higher, in fact). Nikon’s removal of the anti-aliasing filters on the D800e and D7100 makes the potential for ultra-sharp images even greater.
The downside of using such remarkable sensors, however, is that they will reveal the weaknesses of the lenses placed in front of them. In order to get the most out of a high resolution sensor, you must use the best lenses available.
Nikon has recognized this and officially released a list of lenses that are well suited for use on the D800 and D800e. The official list contains the following Nikkor lenses:
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