Nikkor 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED FX - Coming soon !


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avsquare

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Consumer grade FX wide angle zoom, that's very interesting indeed.
 

daredevil123

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Just a refresh of the current 18-35 AFD. It is the the budget UWA for Fullframe.

18-35 consumer UWA -
16-35VR pro UWA with VR
14-24 pro fast UWA.R,

I wonder how they will position that rumored 16-35/2.8VR
 

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Just a refresh of the current 18-35 AFD. It is the the budget UWA for Fullframe.

18-35 consumer UWA -
16-35VR pro UWA with VR
14-24 pro fast UWA.R,

I wonder how they will position that rumored 16-35/2.8VR
will nikon discont either the 16-35 f4VR or the 14-24 f2.8? kekekkee
 

John Mama

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will nikon discont either the 16-35 f4VR or the 14-24 f2.8? kekekkee
I doubt they'd discontinue either of these: the 16-35 F4 is part of a series of F4 lenses which are new and which Nikon users have been clamouring for a long time, and the 14-24 is generally acknowledged as the best wide angle zoom lens ever made, regardless of manufacturer :)
 

John Mama

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Replacement for the 17-35mm f/2.8?
I think so too, Kit...that 17-35 lens is long in the tooth already and performs better on film than it does on digital. The newer high resolution bodies from Nikon especially show it up.....

The 16-35 2.8, if it is not fictional, would be a dream travel lens for me, but I'd still keep my 14-24!
 

John Mama

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it is kind of wierd.. so many UWAs in the line up
I don't think it's too weird though...they need a low cost wide angle zoom for entry level full frame users. I suspect this is aimed at the D600 crowd, those who want to jump into the full frame pool without too much initial outlay.

The older 18-35 D lens was good for its time, but like the 17-35, has been showing its age for quite some time now.
 

avsquare

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Just a refresh of the current 18-35 AFD. It is the the budget UWA for Fullframe.

18-35 consumer UWA -
16-35VR pro UWA with VR
14-24 pro fast UWA.R,

I wonder how they will position that rumored 16-35/2.8VR
Probably between the 16-35 f/4 VR and the 14-24 f/2.8
 

Blur Shadow

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Looks like there will be 3 main line of products for the FX zoom lenses:

- A consumer grade variable aperture series
- A f/4 series, tucked in between consumer and professional line, sweetened with technology such as VR
- A f/2.8 professional series

Then some miscellaneous lenses, like the all-in-one 28-300mm, various telephoto zoom options... Hmm...
 

Dfive

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Looks like there will be 3 main line of products for the FX zoom lenses:

- A consumer grade variable aperture series
- A f/4 series, tucked in between consumer and professional line, sweetened with technology such as VR
- A f/2.8 professional series

Then some miscellaneous lenses, like the all-in-one 28-300mm, various telephoto zoom options... Hmm...
Always been this way...... both Canon and Nikon... also add the super primes f/1.4 and f/2 ;)

Just took Nikon too long to bring the f/4's back from 1970-1988.... they used to do.
 

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