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    New Nikon Lenses, 50 1.2, 70-200 F/4 !

    Looking good on top of the 85 1/4 AF-s VR

    http://nikonrumors.com/2010/04/20/ru...rom-nikon.aspx
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    Really hoping the price is good when the 85 f/1.4G comes out. I want one!

    If Nikon do at long last revamp the old 50 f/1.2 to a G series lens I think it will be expensive
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    Re: New Nikon Lenses, 50 1.2, 70-200 F/4 !

    I think both the 85 and the 50 will be way expensive.

    The f/4 range will be the goods with price I think


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    hmmm... yet more stuff I can't afford
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    Given the price the 24mm f/1.4 was released at I don't like the chances of the new 85 being priced anywhere near it's present version.

    Be interesting to see if they do get the 70-200 f/4 out and if it has any N-coating optics or just ED. But will it be priced around the present 70-300 f/4.5-5.6?

    ...and then there's the replacement to the 200-400mm ...........

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    Re: New Nikon Lenses, 50 1.2, 70-200 F/4 !

    See the 100-500 rumour too ?


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    70-200 VR f4 would be nice. Like to see what it does to the price of the 70-300 VR (IF THESE EVENTUATE!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    See the 100-500 rumour too ?
    Yes, saw that mentioned. Wonder if they will do a replacement 80-400 or change to 100-500?
    Be good with VRII if it had good optic characteristics at the high end zoom.

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    50/1.2? as much as i'd love faster glass, not sure why they'd want to release 50/1.2 given the recent 50/1.4...much prefer to see a full frame 35/1.4

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    35 1.4 is on the list for next year too

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    yeah, i've been following the rumours too...

    what's interesting is that most of the rumours are "similar" to recent releases

    85/3.5 micro
    50/1.4
    70-200/2.8 II

    question is, will nikon duplicate on the focal lengths or bring in something from left field that nobody is really expecting?

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    im waiting for the 35 1.4 to be out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colourised View Post
    im waiting for the 35 1.4 to be out!
    if it works as good at the 1.8 then it'll be a rocker! wonder what the price will be like?

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    I'm having a hard time deciding whether to get the $9K 400 f2.8VR or the $5.5K 200-400 f4VR. I really think that the 200-400 is not a sensible choice given I have 70-200 f2.8VR now and with a TC17 it is close to the 200-400 for about 1/10 the cost.

    will there be a new 400 f2.8?? VRII Nano? hmmm, I'd cry if I spill $9K and then Nikon release a new version soon after.

    That and I'm still working out how to hide the expenditure from the minister for war and finance.

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    Re: New Nikon Lenses, 50 1.2, 70-200 F/4 !

    Not likely anytime soon re a new 400 I'd say. A sport pj doesn't use vr much and the rest I'd already there (nano, af-s etc)


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    Yeah sports usually with fairly high shutter speed doesn't see all the benefit of VR, but wildlife, airshows etc I think it helps somewhat. More so when tracing fast moving things that cover distance quickly.

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    With due acknowledgement to Thom Hogan, I think you'll find the 400/500/600 are too specialised and too expensive to merit an upgrade at present. They have VR and the other fancy stuff. Sure, there could be improvements, but if I was spending the R&D dollars, these are not the lenses I'd work on.

    BTW, I wonder at the point of a 70-200 f4. It seems to fall in a gap between what works (e.g. 70-300 f4.5-5.6 - ~$800) and a more professional lens (70-200 f2.8 ~$3000). I'd say the budget choice is the 70-300 (my choice) and if you really need the aperture, you can justify the extra $2000. On focal length and f/stop, I can't see a reason to buy a 70-200 f4.
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    the 70-200 f/4 is to make the canon cheapskates switch, and to shut up the nikon whingers

    so much good nikkor glass, so little money
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmer_rob View Post
    BTW, I wonder at the point of a 70-200 f4.
    This is likely a replacement for 80-200 f/2.8. The 80-200 is a great lens but its appeal is somewhat limited by lack of AF-S (and to a lesser degree, lack of VR). Nikon won't add AF-S to the 80-200 f/2.8 as this would cut into 70-200 f/2.8 sales. (They did have an AF-S 80-200 f/2.8 at one stage but discontinued the model).

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    im waiting for the 35 1.4 to be out!
    ...wonder what the price will be like?
    I doubt that you'll see much change if any out of $2K.



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    Quote Originally Posted by N*A*M View Post
    the 70-200 f/4 is to make the canon cheapskates switch, and to shut up the nikon whingers

    so much good nikkor glass, so little money
    Yes, but the canon cheapskates won't switch - because it really isn't about price, its about tribal loyalty; and the nikon whingers will keep whinging - because it really isn't about a missing lens, it's "blaming the tools" for poor photography.

    Quote Originally Posted by fillum View Post
    This is likely a replacement for 80-200 f/2.8. The 80-200 is a great lens but its appeal is somewhat limited by lack of AF-S (and to a lesser degree, lack of VR). Nikon won't add AF-S to the 80-200 f/2.8 as this would cut into 70-200 f/2.8 sales. (They did have an AF-S 80-200 f/2.8 at one stage but discontinued the model)...
    Yes, but you're trading off cheap f2.8 for AF-S that is available on other lenses that cross the range. The 80-200 f2.8 fills a niche, and any further development work costs money.

    My bet is that there will not be a 70-200 f/4. But we'll see who's right when they are all announced.

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