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New lenses coming? Maybe...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by italy74, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. (Parma, Northern Italy)

    Hi guys

    tonight I found something that could mean something or not at all, I let you to judge that.

    I was looking around my usual photographic shop into the department store and the seller showed me the latest Nikon tool, some kind of interactive video where to discover characteristics and updated prices of the whole Nikon / Nikkor line (plus flashes, sw, etc.)

    To tell the truth there was NOT D3x and 50 F/1.4 AFS, but all the rest was already updated. What I really found strange was that there was NO reference at all about:

    1) 85 F/1.8 AND 85 F/1.4
    2) 105 F/2
    3) 135 F/2
    4) 180 F/2.8
    5) 200 F/4

    Now I looked both in the fixed lenses section (there were 50 + 60 + 105), in the wideangles (the same fact I found the 20 - 24 - 28 - 35 made me wonder) AND in the TELE section, but they started from 200 F/2 (of course the whole line was already showed)

    Now. MAYBE they haven't finished to update this interactive screen BUT maybe it could be a hint that new lenses are coming. What do you think?
  2. I forgot
    Now D3x is a camera CLEARLY thought for studio purposes.. it's just a case that usually lenses used in studio are just short to middle telephotos, especially 85 - 105 - 135?

    The other thing that made me wonder is that in such "totem" there was already lots of small accessories (like DK-17M if you know that) and I think it's unlikely loading it with them (who none looks for) and "forgetting" such important lenses for a photographer...
    The other option (hush hush) is that they could be discontinued but also in this case it should be necessary a replacement, isn't it?
  3. Hi Dino, if this means replacement, but I sure would like to see some updating! Hope all is well in Parma...
  4. I wish that they would come out with some affordable zoom in the wide and mid range , like maybe a 24-70 f4 / 17-40 f4 and 70-200 f4 . I know having f2.8 is nice , but if I could get a f4 for around $600 versus $1500 for a f2.8 , I would go for it. And it would be smaller and lighter also .
  5. philcozz


    Jun 27, 2007
    Colchester, UK
    I have to say, I do think Nikon should put some of those lenses out there, sort of like the Canon 'L' line of lenses. I will eventually upgrade some of my zooms to the 2.8s if that's all that's available, but I just think it'd be nice to have a mid-range option from Nikon.
  6. I am not greedy. I just would love to see an AF-S 50-135 f/3.5 ED. The problem is, this lens would not fit in anywhere in Nikon's lineup. It would need something like an AF-S 24-50 f/3.5 ED to go with it.
  7. Completely agree, but bit the bullet and just ordered the Sigma 50-150 2.8. It isn't Nikon glass, but so far I have had outstanding luck with Sigma (10-20, 30, 150). If Nikon comes out with a similar range, though, it'll be tempting to come back to Nikon glass!
  8. 70-200VR f4 would be great...

    or even an updated 70-200VR 2.8 so that I could pick up the older one used for cheaper. haha.
  9. I thought about the Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 (and Tokina 50-135 f/2.8) when I was shooting the D200 (and currently the 40D). But I've made the decision to go with the D700, so I would need a full-frame lens. Granted, I could use either in DX mode, but that would be defeating the purpose for me. A high percentage of the candids I have shot in the past were in the 50-135mm range.
  10. Yea, the full frame vs. dx sensor issue is another thing. I've decided to stick with the D300 for now. If I go with a full frame, then....... Oh, Nikon, please give us something in the f4 sub $1000 range!
  11. F4 sub $1000 range? lol. I bought my F4s and it was about what a D700 costs now...and that was in the early 90's. :eek: 
  12. Are you talking lens or camera? I'm talking lenses. If a 70-200 2.8 is around $1600, why wouldn't an f4 lens be significantly cheaper?
  13. Within tonight/tomorrow at worst I'll go to that shop and see if something has changed
    I was waiting right for the DK-17M but I had here my brother and couldn't go and pick up yet
  14. clickmepp


    Oct 1, 2007
    Nikon can resdesign the old popular first generation "AF 70-210mm f/4" to new "70-210mm f/4 AF-S VR 'N' " along with new "17-40mm f/4 AF-S 'N' "
  15. Some would argue that's exactly what they have done, but they call it 55-200 VR
  16. A lens that is f/5.6 on the tele end is not as useful as a fixed f/4 lens.

    In concept, the best lens available (to me) is the Tamron 28-105 f/2.8. In practice, the lens is a disappointment.

    Now that Nikon has an FX sensor in several bodies, they should release a 50-135 f/2.8 VR FX lens. This would be useful for those who don't need or wish to carry a 70-200/80-200 f/2.8 lens. Plus, on DX, this would equate to a 75-202 f/2.8 lens.
  17. +1. This has been on my wishlist although it doesn't exist especially after seeing what the Tokina 50-135 is capable of.
  18. UPDATE 12.10.2008

    In the interactive Nikon totem of the local department store, short teles are NOT LISTED YET. I went there this morning in a rush to get the DK-17M and the first thing I noticed that there were no those lenses yet.

    Maybe a (BIG) lapse or maybe a (BIG) hint ?
  19. marioni


    Jan 22, 2006
    I wouldnt read too much into this.

    Just like a while ago someone posted on this forum how 85/1.4 was nowhere to be seen and concluded the new version must be just around the corner. Makes sense, right? That was a year or two ago, and there's no mythical AFS 85 to this day.
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