New Nikon Lenses:

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by frederick, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. frederick

    Paul Furman Guest

    The only AF-S lenses missing are super fast primes. Not too many people
    are going to be looking for $1,500 primes for their $40 camera.

    consumer:
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    AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - NEW!
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR - NEW!
    AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
    AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
    AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
    AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
    AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
    AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
    AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
    AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED - NEW!
    AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

    pro:
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    AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED - NEW!
    AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
    AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mmf/2.8G ED - NEW!
    AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
    AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED
    AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED
    AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED II
    AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
    AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-ED II
    AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR - NEW!
    AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4D IF-ED II
    AF-S NIKKOR 600mmf/4G ED VR - NEW!
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 2, 2008
    #21
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  2. frederick

    Guest Guest

    adding to your list,

    nikon 80-200 afs, discontinued

    a slew of sigma lenses (incomplete list)
    <http://www.sigmaphoto.com/news/news.asp?nID=3356>

    tamron has a few as well.
     
    Guest, Feb 2, 2008
    #22
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  3. frederick

    Tony Polson Guest


    That's a useful list, Paul. Thanks for posting.

    I wonder what is wrong with people who say that some Nikkors "don't
    work on the D40/D40X) when in fact all their features work perfectly
    well, except autofocus.

    Is it really so much of a problem for people to focus manually? I
    focus manually most of the time, even with my AF zoom lenses.
     
    Tony Polson, Feb 2, 2008
    #23
  4. frederick

    me Guest

    Be grateful you have the visual acuity which allows you to do so, even on
    stationary scenes, let alone subjects in motion..
     
    me, Feb 2, 2008
    #24
  5. frederick

    TH O Guest

    That's crazy ... no one is talking about $1,500 primes missing. Missing
    are the low-end primes and not one of them sells over $500:

    20 2.8
    24 2.8
    28 2.8
    35 2.0
    50 1.8
    50 1.4
    85 1.8

    Nikon is doing something wrong when Sigma 30mm lenses are highly
    recommended for D40 users.
     
    TH O, Feb 2, 2008
    #25
  6. frederick

    Paul Furman Guest

    Yes that would be nice but there just isn't much market for those kinds
    of lenses. Those are 1988 style lenses. If that's really what you want,
    don't buy into Nikon but I don't think enough people care to matter.
    Besides, yes they do want beginnes moving upward to buy a new camera :)
    That's because a 28mm f/1.4 is tough to make. I guess Nikon figures they
    couldn't do much better than Sigma so why bother. The cropped sensor
    means a fast normal lens is not going to be affordable. They could do a
    35mm f/2 but hardly anyone buys the regular AF version. The 50-85mm
    range could be done but that's a portrait lens, kind of specialized for
    entry level and manual focus is actually more useful for that kind of
    work. A 105/2.8 macro could fill that need if you really want AF & VR
    though it's $800.
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 2, 2008
    #26
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