Tuesday 9 February 2010

2 new lenses from Nikon

Nikon just annonced that they will release two new lenses that seems very interesting. Both I would consider to be in the semi-professional or professional league. Both are for the full frame format, but they seem to have dropped their FX thing on the lenses and are going back to what where normal before their first full frame camera.

The AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR is the first f/4 zoom lens that Nikon have produced in a long time and one can only hope that it the start of something that has been missing in the Nikon lens line for a very long time and that Canon has have and that is a f/4 line. It is as far as I recall also the first wide-angle lens with VR, which is a nice thing, but you really don't need the VR that much in wide-angle lenses. This is a lens that is on my wishlist, but a bit way down as I already have the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, which is a very good lens, but needs the filter option that the new lens have. There is a alot of things I need for my camera equipment before I buy this wide-angle, but I think (haven't seen any tests yet) that this is going to be a great lens for semi-professionals.

The AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED is another step for Nikon to release all their old lenses without zoom with new ones that have AF-S in them. This a very expensive lens and are only for professionals and it is most likely going to be a very awesome lens. Unless I win in lotto or something like that then this is a lens that I am not going to get.

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