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Is mid-range zoom a must-have?

benveniste

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Tue 11-Dec-12 12:37 PM

In 2008 a prototype Nikon design for a 28-200mm f/2.8 showed up on an Italian site, but for FX or 35mm there's yet to be a zoom lens which spanned both 20mm and 50mm, let alone 18-200mm.

I suspect that like the 75-150mm f/2.0 zoom shown at the same site, a 28-200mm f/2.8 is technically feasible but not commercially feasible.

One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make is to look at the real world and cling to the vain hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it. - Galen Rowell

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