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New FX lenses Nikon should make in the next 5 years

ZoneV

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Sun 26-Jun-11 04:32 PM | edited Mon 27-Jun-11 12:18 AM by ZoneV

Many of you know that I make a post like this every year or so. The last time I did one was last September, and since then, Nikon has introuced a bunch of great lenses. The Nikkor lineup is very strong now. However, only a few of the lenses actually introduced since my last post were ones I predicted.

So this time, I am going to do it slightly differently. Instead of listing what I think Nikon should introduce over the next five years, I'm going to say what I think they will introduce. I'm leaving out DX lenses. That's not because I don't care about them; I just don't have as much insight into that lineup as with FX. I've also left out the handful of manual focus Nikkors which (contrary to the knowledge of many people) continue to be produced.

Existing lenses that will remain in the lineup are listed in black or white text (depending on how you have your site preferences set). New lenses are in red. As usual, the lower the number, the sooner the lens will be introduced. I have no inside iinformation whatsoever. It's just an educated guess of what Nikon will introduce. Primes are listed first and then zooms in a second list. As you can see, the short to medium telephoto range is the part of the lineup that needs the bulk of the work. Most of the lenses in that range are quite old now.

Number in parentheses directly following lens name indicates priority of introduction; (R) indicates lens replaces an existing lens as a direct replacement, adding features or improving specs. (N1) indicates a new lens added to the lineup. (N2) indicates a new lens that is similar in spec to a lens Nikon made in the past or still makes (such as 50/1.2 AIS (sill made) or 400/5.6 AIS (made in the past).


14/2.8 D ED
16/2.8 D
17/4 D PC-E ED N (7) (N1)
20/2.8 D
24/1.4 G ED N AF-S
24/2.8 D
24/3.5 D PC-E ED N II (9) (R)
28/2.8 D
35/1.4 G ED N AF-S
35/2 D
45/2.8 D PC-E ED N II (13) (R)
50/1.2 G ED N AF-S (11) (N2)
50/1.4 G AF-S
50/1.8 G AF-S
60/2.8 G ED N AF-S micro
85/1.4 G N AF-S
85/1.8 G ED AF-S (3) (R)
85/2.8 D PC-E ED N II (17) (R)
105/1.8 G ED N AF-S (8) (R)
105/2.8 G ED N AF-S VR micro
135/2 G ED N AF-S (10) (R)
180/2.8 G ED N AF-S VR II (12) (R)
200/2 G ED N AF-S VR II
200/4 micro G ED N AF-S VR II (4) (R)
300/2.8 G ED N AF-S VR II
300/4 G ED N AF-S VR II (2) (R)
400/2.8 G ED N AF-S VR (II)
400/5.6 G ED N AF-S VR II (14) (N2)
500/4 G ED N AF-S VR (II)
600/4 G ED N AF-S VR (II)
800/5.6 G ED N AF-S VR II (19) (N2)


14-24/2.8 G AF-S ED
16-35/4 G AF-S ED
17-35/2.8 D AF-S ED
18-35/3.5-4.5 D ED
24-70/2.8 G ED N AF-S VR II (6) (R)
24-85/2.8-4 D ED
24-120/4 G AF-S ED VR II
28-300/3.5-5.6 G AF-S ED VR II
70-200/2.8 G AF-S ED N VR II
70-200/4 G AF-S ED N VR II (5) (N2)
80-200/2.8 D ED
70-300/4-5.6 G ED N AF-S VR II (15) (R)
(70-300 G budget lens: discontinued due to redundancy with similar DX lenses)
80-400/4-5.6 G ED N AF-S VR II (1) (R)
150-300/2.8-4 G ED N AF-S VR II (18) (N1)
200-400/4 G ED AF-S VR II



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