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    Latest rumours

    D4 is being field tested, probably released about mid-year

    New lenses.

    24 1.4
    50 1.2 !!

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    I can't see much use for a 24mm/1.2 and the 50/1.2 will be very exe if it is release as an AF-S version, and really can't imagine it will have a huge advantage over the current f1.4.

    Will be interesting to see if the D4 has HD video in it's first release or whether they save that for a D4s release to squeeze some more $$ from us. Also will be interesting to see if it gets a resolution similar or greater than the current D3X.

    If it comes with both HD video and the 24MP res, I will be lining up if the high ISO performance is typical of Nikon top shelf gear. The 400/2.8 at 24MP will be stunning!

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    Hey Darren pull some strings and get that AFS put in the 80-400??
    I was hoping for a 120-450Vr
    cheers Jim

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    24/1.4 is a dead cert(one day, soon enough)

    50/1.2 will most likely have to be a manual only lens(no room for the contact pins on account of the large real element) so that will be an engineering marvel to behold if they do one as an AF-S and with CPU'ed
    F mount is much smaller than canons EF mount(that's the main reason Canon made the decision to change from their FD mount, wasn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
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    Kiwi buys big white lenses and bodies to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    Kiwi buys big white lenses and bodies to match.
    eek! say it isnt so!

    i need to save money...

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    it aint so, will never be so

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    I'm guessing that any high end camera will have HD video standard.
    Its just they way it will be for the future.

    Observing from outside the Nikonian world... Just what I would expect...
    D4 Being full frame they will probably up the MP 18 or 24 and keep/extend the D3s high ISO noise capabilities, very fast frame rate, and maybe some new supa-doopa special software features.

    It will cost a bomb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    24/1.4 is a dead cert(one day, soon enough)

    50/1.2 will most likely have to be a manual only lens(no room for the contact pins on account of the large real element) so that will be an engineering marvel to behold if they do one as an AF-S and with CPU'ed
    I though f1.2 was just plain ruled out from an engineering perspective on a Nikon mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccaroneski View Post
    I though f1.2 was just plain ruled out from an engineering perspective on a Nikon mount?
    It may not be an AF-S but Mongo does have an AI 50 f1.2 and uses it his D200 very happily. if it is not going to be an improvement on the old manual one - what is the excitement ? just buy an older Ai or AIs.
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    The thought that a 1.2 AF-S is impossible fore Nikon was started by.....you guessed it...Canon fan boys

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    has there been any official announcements yet?

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    I suppose a 50/1.2 with AF-S is not really the impossible part, the AF-S will only really add bulk to the lens barrel, and if you've seen the size of the Sigma 50/1.4(which IIRC) is larger than the Canon 50/1.2(barrel size).
    The issue is most certainly going to be the 1-2mm gap between the rear lens element and the mount bayonet, where on all other Nikon lenses(at least the CPU'ed ones I have) have a 5mm CPU mounting block. As the CPU pins are spring loaded.. long term wear will most likely be the biggest issue with the CPU pins.

    24mm and 35mm both at f/1.4 would be more popular in sales terms.. if only because of the price factor.. not that they'll be cheap.. but they'd both be at least half .. maybe even a quarter of the price of a Nikon 50/1.2 with AF-S!

    How much is a C 50/1.2??... approx $2K??
    Add at least $2K over that for the Nikon version!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg Bell View Post
    has there been any official announcements yet?
    Nope.

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    Given that the AF-S 50 f/1.4 is only around 12 months(?) old I can't see a logical reason for a new 50 f/1.2 any time soon. There would have to be plenty of other stuff higher on the priority list for Nikon...



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    That's a perfectly common sense approach Phil.. and the next best (marketing?) move would be to complement the new 50AF-S lens with appropriate lenses on either side of the focal range.. ie. a fast 24 or 35mm and obviously an 85/1.4 with AF-S(and even VR too!?)

    But then again we are talking about Nikon here, and who'd have thought their priority was for 'another damned consumer/kit lens starting at 18mm(18-105mmVR introduced with the D90).. or more importantly!! an 85mm f/3.5 VR Micro(macro) lens for Dx(most recent new release.. if you exclude the new 300/2.8VRII).

    They also recently updated the 18-200VR with VRII.. wouldn't have thought of that as a priority considering the 80-400VR has been screaming out for help for a while now(both AF-S and VR).
    I reckon(along with many others around the world) a new 300/4 with VRII would also be a great update.

    Over the last few years, there has been a lot of rumours around an impending new 85mm lens form Nikon, and they sure delivered one.. but the joke was on the rumour mongers and it turned out to be the macro for Dx lens!

    Nikon have been playing with us for years now..
    I bet they've had an 50-85mm f/1.2 AF-S VRIII ready to go for the past three or so years.. but have been delaying its release just to maintain momentum on the internet rumour mill... seems rumour mills make for a lot of internet traffic, where the word Nikon appears on almost every web page, and I bet that Nikon have somehow figured out a way to make money on gossip and guesses.

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    16-35 F/4 also expected soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    16-35 F/4 also expected soon
    But ------ is it DX or FX

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    FX I believe

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    One would hope so after the rash of DX lenses, the focal range and aperture is appealing, especially for us poor mortals that can't afford the 14-24 + 24-70 combination.

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