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wdcrvr

Vancouver, CA
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wdcrvr Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Sep 2012
Sat 10-Nov-12 12:50 PM

Newbie question here...

I've noticed that some premium Nikkor lenses have a gold band on the front of the barrel, but others in a similar price range do not. Is there a significance to this gold band? Does it signify Nikon's current "top-of-the-line" lenses? Or is it simply a styling thing?

There seem to be relatively few primes or DX lenses with this gold band. Is the "gold band" reserved for FX lenses only?

Fred

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