Nikon 18-70mm?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by JJ, May 8, 2008.

  1. JJ

    JJ Guest

    I've got to ask....'does any knowledgeable Nikonian know if Nikon make '2'
    lenses with focal lengths of 18-70mm?


    JJ, May 8, 2008
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    Bruce Guest

    What does "'2'" mean?
    Bruce, May 8, 2008
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  3. JJ

    JT's Ghost Guest

    According to my trusty Nikon Compendium... (page 194-195)

    AF-S DX 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G IF-ED was announced in January of 2004 at the
    same time as the D70. This was the fourth DX format Nikkor lens. I'm not
    aware of this lens being offered differently, or another lens of the
    same focal length.

    The 70-300mm f4.5-5.6D has been offered in three different variations,
    the most current being a VR model.

    - JT
    hopes this helps...
    JT's Ghost, May 8, 2008
  4. JJ

    Frank Arthur Guest

    More than one and less than three.
    Frank Arthur, May 8, 2008
  5. JJ

    JJ Guest


    JJ, May 9, 2008
  6. JJ

    JJ Guest

    Thanks! I got to wondering about it the other day, when a salesman refered
    to the 18-70mm lens as the "new Nikon lens". It kinda implied that there
    might be an 'old' 18-70mm lens, but I guess not.

    JJ, May 9, 2008
  7. Notice though, that it ain't necessarily true... for odd values of 2.
    Floyd L. Davidson, May 9, 2008
  8. My wild guess is that your sales person mixed something up, maybe he meant
    the new
    Nikon AF-S DX VR 16-85 mm / 3,5-5,6 to be the "new" one and the 18-70 to be
    the "old" one, those are the two only DX nikon lenses in that focal range

    Markus Fuenfrocken, May 9, 2008
  9. JJ

    Frank Arthur Guest

    And if my aunt had a penis it would be my uncle.

    Frank Arthur, May 9, 2008
  10. JJ

    JJ Guest

    That sounds like a pretty plausable explanation to me. :) That 16-85mm
    sounds like it could be a great lens to use with my D70. I'm gonna have a
    look at it online and see what the reviewers say, and I might just buy one
    next week.


    JJ, May 9, 2008
  11. Not necessarily. But she'd be odd, for sure.
    Floyd L. Davidson, May 9, 2008
  12. JJ

    Frank Arthur Guest

    18-70mm approx $200
    16-85mm approx $600
    Frank Arthur, May 10, 2008
  13. JJ

    JJ Guest

    Hmm! Yeah, I noticed the price. It's a good lens for sure, but not 3 times
    better than the 18-70mm.

    JJ, May 10, 2008
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