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Why doesn't Nikon have equivalent Prosumer-level lenses

JoelT

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JoelT Basic Member
Thu 07-Jun-07 01:16 AM

I'm not a professional; just an avid enthusiast. Having said that, I'm rather frustrated that Nikon doesn't have lenses equivalent to the:

1. Canon 10-22mm (~$650+)
2. Canon 17-40L f/4 (~$650+)
3. Canon 70-200L f/4 (-$500+)

Having a Fuji S3 and D50, Im forced to choose:

1. Nikon 12-24 (~$900+)
2. Nikon 17-55/17-35 (~$1200)
3. Nikon 80-200 (~$900)

Look at these prices! Seriously it's enough to make me jump ship to the other side. Aperture f/2.8 is nice to have but I don't "need" it--at least not at that cost (diminishing returns and all). I didn't even list the awesome 70-200VR because there is no way I can justify the $1700 asking price for it.

Yes, there are 3rd party options, but I'd rather not. The reasons I'm sticking to Nikon for now is the Fuji color/skin tones and the CCD sensors that allow me to take IR photoraphy.

So I'm either forced to settle for consumer f/3.5-5.6 lenses or fork over the savings account. Geez.


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