Nikon Rumour: Nikon 28 F/1.8 G


daredevil123

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24mm is a much more useful focal length than 28mm for me.
 

s1221ljc

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Yes, best if they have afs f1.8 lens for the 24mm & 35mm (to replace the f2 for FX). It will be like what they did for the 85mm, as cheaper alternatives to the f1.4 counterpart. If the quality & performance of this 28mm is something like the afs 85 f1.8, it will be quite attractive & worth buying.
 

mogwai

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OMGosh! I would want one too!

Although, having lived with a 24-70 for so long - I do wonder if I'd get back to the 28mm perspective...

Also, wondering if it'll cost less than the 35/1.4.
 

PreciousP

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Hopefully at the 85mm f/1.8G price of US$499 ~S$600...
 

Miao

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I will quee over night to get my hand on it if they really release it.

Really need to update their 24 / 28 mm afd lens ..
 

Blur Shadow

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Yay for inexpensive (hopefully!) wide angle primes!
 

brapodam

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If Nikon is really launching a 28mm f1.8, why would they also launch a 24mm f1.8? Don't make sense economically no?
Yes it does make sense, because there are people who prefer 24mm over 28mm.
 

cichlid

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24 or 28mm doesn't really matters to me, i just want one that is affordable, good quality wide angle lens and hopefully, it has close focusing ability too.
 

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cichlid said:
24 or 28mm doesn't really matters to me, i just want one that is affordable, good quality wide angle lens and hopefully, it has close focusing ability too.
MFD s very important factor for this. The 24mm F/1.4 totally swoon me over last weekend...
 

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UncleFai said:
If Nikon is really launching a 28mm f1.8, why would they also launch a 24mm f1.8? Don't make sense economically no?
Ermm... Nikkor has a 35mm f/1.4g, 35mm g/1.8g dx,; 85mm f/1.4g, 85mm f/1.8g; not to mentioned a few 50mm f/1.x g... So y not 24mm f/1.4g; 24mm f/1.8g?....

Its to cater different market segement and different shooting needs. If they gonna penetrate the market, they manufacture affordable f/1.8g lenses. (not to mentioned, the trend is, the af-d are updated to af-s.)....

In anyway. Rumours only right? :) not 100% accurate. Iirc nikonrumours mentioned, af-s 105mm f/2 vr (update of af dc 105mm f/2d?),and some 70-200 f/4? Or something? :lol:?
Let just cross our fingers, and wait.... :)
 

dc01572

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Ermm... Nikkor has a 35mm f/1.4g, 35mm g/1.8g dx,; 85mm f/1.4g, 85mm f/1.8g; not to mentioned a few 50mm f/1.x g... So y not 24mm f/1.4g; 24mm f/1.8g?....

Its to cater different market segement and different shooting needs. If they gonna penetrate the market, they manufacture affordable f/1.8g lenses. (not to mentioned, the trend is, the af-d are updated to af-s.)....

In anyway. Rumours only right? :) not 100% accurate. Iirc nikonrumours mentioned, af-s 105mm f/2 vr (update of af dc 105mm f/2d?),and some 70-200 f/4? Or something? :lol:?
Let just cross our fingers, and wait.... :)
he is talking about 24mm vs 28mm instead of what you replied.
 

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dc01572 said:
he is talking about 24mm vs 28mm instead of what you replied.
? He said it doesnt make economical sense for nikon to made 28mm (if nikonrumors is 100% accurate), and a 24mm.?

So if theres already has a 24mm, 35mm, imho I feel it dont make economically sense for something in between, 28mm. Instead it make more sense for a 24mm f/1.8g (cheaper alternative than the 24mm f/1.4g).

Look the range of af-s primes; 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm.... ;-)

Anyway just my few cts worth...take my comments with a bag of sea-salt... :)
 

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All those in favour of 24/1.8G say "aye"....

I agree with the lot here, 24mm is a lot more useful than 28. You can still crop from 24mm whilst with 28mm you gotta have enough room to move backwards (28 to 24 is quite a few steps).

Those who shoot certain "events" on a weekly basis will know for certain -28mm a bit cannot make it at times.
 

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