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Lenses Nikon should make!!!!

ZoneV

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Tue 15-Jul-08 01:08 AM | edited Tue 15-Jul-08 03:29 AM by ZoneV

Nikon needs to keep the new lenses coming. We've gotten PC-E lenses, super teles, some micros, and some DX zooms recently.

I'm not too much of a gearhead, but I've been making these posts about once a year. So here I go again...

Now let's keep the new lenses coming...

The next priority should be a few super fast primes with AFS for the 2 new FX cameras, D3 and D700.

17/2 AFS
20/2 AFS (SIgma has an f/1.8)
24/1.8 AFS or 24/1.4 AFS (Sigma and Canon have one)
28/1.4 AFS (Nikon used to make one)
35/1.4 AFS (Nikon used to make one)
50/1.2 AFS (Nikon used to make one)
85/1.4 AFS or 85/1.2 AFS (Canon made on in their narrower FD mount)
105/1.8 AFS or 105/1.4 AFS (I don't think there is a 105/1.4 in any brand yet)

Other AFS primes:
135/2 DC AFS or 135/1.8 DC AFS (Sony has a 135/1.8)
180/2.8 AFS
300/4 VR

And of course the 80-400 VR needs AFS and VRII.

The next priority should be f/4 zooms:

14-24/4 AFS (18-35 is gone)
24-70/4 AFS and 24-150/4 VR (cheaper/shorter and longer/more expensive)
***If not these two, then a variable f/2.8-4 24-120mm VR would be great.
70-200/4 VR
150-300/4 VR (mini 200-400; leaves off where the 24-150 ends)

Third priority should be redesign of older, shorter primes to AFS so lower-end cameras like the D60 can AF:

20/2.8 AFS
24/2.8 AFS
28/2.8 AFS (maybe modify the optics in this one)
35/2 AFS
50/1.4 AFS
85/1.8 AFS

I'd also like to see some crazy glass:

28-200/2.8-4 VR Pro zoom
(yeah, pros hate variable f/stops for good reason...tough luck on this one though!)

800/5.6 VR (or is this not needed with the TC on the 600/4 for FX? Nikon used to have one. Sigma has one. Canon just announced one recently).

I'd also like to see 3 classics made in AFS:

The old 105/2.5 with AFS, 135/2.8 AFS, and
400/5.6 VR

Yeah, there's still the 200mm micro, etc...

That's it folks.

Nikon user since 2000

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