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New Lenses Nikon should make - a realistic list

ZoneV

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Fri 10-Sep-10 03:40 PM | edited Fri 10-Sep-10 03:53 PM by ZoneV

Here I go yet again, planning Nikon's core new lenses for the next few years...

17/2 AF-S (rectillinear) (13)
28/2 AF-S (replaces 28/2.8 D and 28/2.8 AIS but faster) (8)
35/1.4 AF-S (replaces 35/1.4 AIS) - rumored to be coming soon (1)
50/1.2 AF-S (replaces 50/1.2 AIS) (6)
85/1.8 AF-S (replaces 85/1.8 D which doesn't AF on D5000 and lower) (14)
180/2.8 AF-S VR (replaces 180/2.8 D) (16)
200/4 micro VR (replaces 200/4 micro D) (9)
300/4 VR (replaces 300/4 AF-S) (3)
400/5.6 VR (15)

24-70/2.8 VR (replaces 24-70/2.8 AF-S) (12)
70-250/4 VR (rather than 70-200mm or 100-300mm) (5)
100-450/4-5.6 VR (replaces 80-400mm VR) (2)

18/2 DX (~28mm equiv for DX) (4)
17-55/2.8 VR DX (replaces 17-55/2.8 AF-S) (11)
18-135/3.5-4.5 VR DX (would be quite an achievement with low price) (7)
35-135/2.8 VR DX (~50-200/2.8 equiv for DX) (10)

The numbers indicate the priority, starting with the 35/1.4, which I think should be introduced first.

Nikon's lineup would be very solid if they added all of these lenses over the next 3 years. Only 5 are truly new products; the other 11 replace existing current or discontinued lenses. I like how my list gets shorter every year.

Nikon user since 2000

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