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Matto Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007Mon 17-Jun-13 01:00 PM
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"New non Nikon DX lenses"


Glenwood, US
          

I see that 3rd party lens makers are beating out Nikon with fast wide angle DX lenses. There is the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8, and now I see on Nikon Rumors that Samyang has a manual focus 16mm f2.0 lens soon to be out. I am disappointed with Nikon's lack of offerings in fast DX wide angle lenses.

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Covey22 Moderator
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17th Jun 2013
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17th Jun 2013
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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberMon 17-Jun-13 03:01 PM
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#1. "RE: New non Nikon DX lenses"
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Nikon has not shown the DX community much love. Even the 80 Millionth Lens Anniversary notice specifically praised mostly FX and CX (!!) formats. It's good that the third-party community is filling in the gaps.

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Martin Turner Moderator Expert professional PJ & PR photographer Nikonian since 19th Jun 2006Mon 17-Jun-13 08:32 PM
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This, of course, is what 3rd parties have to do. 18-35 — 27-52 equivalent — at f1.8 is a very fast lens for a zoom lens, and will help to position Sigma at the top of the 3rd parties.

16mm at f2.0 is only so-so — it's the equivalent of 24mm, for which f2 is good, but not amazing, especially for manual focus.

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dickiederson Registered since 09th May 2009Mon 17-Jun-13 10:20 PM
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I just picked up a 35mm f1.8 and I love it... But it's just not wide enough!! If there was an equivalent prime lens somewhere between 18mm - 24mm, my D5100 would never leave my side. And my D200 might get dusted off occasionally too...!

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ArthurNikonF Registered since 10th Oct 2011Wed 19-Jun-13 01:03 PM
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#4. "RE: New non Nikon DX lenses"
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Isn't the lack of such a product dictated, in part at least, by the limitations of the DX format itself? In general, I wish there were more DX scaled fixed prime lenses. But I know that Nikon wants to concentrate marketing, and profit, into FX.

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberWed 19-Jun-13 01:24 PM
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#5. "RE: New non Nikon DX lenses"
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Not sure that the DX format is limiting the creation of fast wide primes. Clearly with the 16-85mm DX VR AFS, a 24mm equivalent is not inconceivable. It's simply a matter of engineering. No, Nikon is just pushing everyone to FX, but that's not the answer for everyone. The manufacturing of the sensors still haven't achieved the economies of scale with FX to get to the point where we have true D3xxx type entry level cameras at the requisite cost. That's probably another 5-7 years down the road.

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Matto Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007Thu 20-Jun-13 01:05 PM
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#6. "RE: New non Nikon DX lenses"
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The Polish site lenstip.com has a very favorable review of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 lens.

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