After reading a post from BJ Nicholls re: Photokina, my intrest was peaked so I went to the Nikon website and found the following:
Nikon will present the Series G lenses to be used with cameras that have a front and rear command dial. One of the command dials will be used to change the aperature on the lens. The first to come out will be a 70-300.
Also slated to come out: af-s 300 f/4d ed-if; an 18-35 f/3.5-4.5d if lens; and an af 24-85 f/2.8-4 d if lens!
I have a question. Reading the information from Nikon it said for cameras that can set aperture via the command dial (singular). Are there any cameras that have only one command dial and that dial can be used to set the aperture? Another question for those who own the N60. Does the N60 have only one command dial? Can you set the aperture with the command dial or dials? It appears the new N65 has two command dials, front and rear. Oh well, just some questions, it's a boring night. Doug
>I have a question. Reading the >information from Nikon it said >for cameras that can set >aperture via the command dial >(singular). Are there any cameras >that have only one command >dial and that dial can >be used to set the >aperture?
The N60 does only have one command dial. It defaults (unchageable) to setting the shutter speed. If you want to change the aperature, you must hold down the aperature button with your shutter finger whilst you turn the dial. I'd imagine the new G lenses should work with the N60, as you CANNOT use the apr ring on lenses mounted on the N60.
I think the F90's will not work with this lens, I seem to remember them making use of the coupling ridge and requiring you to turn the apr ring to make those adjustments.
I think I read that the G series will work with the N90s, but in P mode only. Very inexpensive. Interesting. Is there anyone out there that has gone from a 200 to 300mm that can tell me what a difference the extra length makes? I wish was a bit faster, but what should I expect for the price?
Thanks for getting a thread started over here. I took a wrong turn posting in the filters forum.
I wouldn't miss the aperture ring with my F100 and N80, but it sounds like the G series will be low end lenses destined for low cost package pricing.
I see that Nikon read my wishlist on the new 24-80 zoom. I'd gladly give up the long end of my 24-120 to get the 1:2 close focus capability of the new lens (not to mention the faster aperture). The performance of the 24-120 falls off after 80mm anyway.
I'd sure be interested in projected prices for the new lenses.
Thanks, Danny! It looks like I have two potential new lenses in the near future. Since the press photos of the 18-35 and the 24-85 lenses show special cutout hoods installed, I'm guessing that they come with the lenses. If the performance is good, the prices look reasonable. My wife may inherit the 24-120 when I get her an N80 of her own.