Some nice new Nikon lenses - 24f1.4, 16-35f4 VR

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by firestarter, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    Big time kudos to Nikon for coming out with a stabilized 16-35mm!! That is exactly the kick in the gut that Canon needs. They really need to improve their full-frame UWA offerings. This is great news.
  3. kyzen macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    Wonderful lenses. Canon's new massive-megapixel Rebel is going to attract a lot of entry level consumer interest (look ma, more pixers!), but these lenses are going to continue keeping the pros/semi-pros lured over by the D300 interested.
  4. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    wooo! Now this is going to affect my lens choices.

    I am sure will be getting a 70-200 VRII within the next 6 months and a SB900 to conclude my purchase of the year.

    Problem now is, should I get a 14-24 or the new 16-35? I am planning to use it during events, so any suggestions? one is 1 stop faster while the other has VR and accept filters. Help pls?

    Btw, for those missing out:


    oh and I love Nikon making the f/4 and the f/1.4 as 77mm filter thread, meaning I can now safely buy filters and be able to swap it without having to get a step up or something. Hoya HD Polarizer, here I come (right after my 70-200)!
  5. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    One thing Nikon's been missing - and Canon has offered for a while - is some high-quality constant f/4 lenses for D700 owners like me. We've had to either go with the really big, really heavy, really expensive f/2.8 glass or else pick and choose trying to find the best of Nikon's consumer glass. I really really REALLY hope this means Nikon is finally going to give us f/4 glass that covers the full range of useful focal lengths! :D :D :D

    Nikon does have some pretty darn good consumer lenses, but it'll be nice to have something in between the higher-end consumer glass and the really high end pro glass.
  6. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

    Apr 14, 2001
    Sendai, Japan
    I'm curious what the price point of the 16-35 mm will be? Judging from the construction and all, it seems that at least price-wise, it won't be a competitor to Canon's 17-40 mm.

    Edit: I just noticed the estimated prices, stupid me. ~€1,200 is quite a hefty price-tag.
  7. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    Hmm, it's not? whats your reason? I always thought Nikon f/4 zoom lenses will be a step up FX lens for Nikon owners. :rolleyes:
  8. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    VR doesn't help with subject movement, a whole stop is often the difference between a usable image and not at an event. Not even a difficult choice.
  9. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

    Apr 14, 2001
    Sendai, Japan
    Sure, it's a step up and I'm sure it's a nice lens. The one feature Canon's 17-40 mm f/4 does have is the 600~700 € price tag -- which is a bit more than half of what the Nikkor costs. In other words: I wish I could afford it :lol:

    Regarding what lens to get for you, IMO it's just a matter of focal lengths: personally, the 16-35 mm would be a lot more useful than a 14-24 mm. VR doesn't really make a difference to me since it only compensates for camera shake and not motion blur. On a full frame camera, using the 1/focal length rule, you can hand hold pictures until about 1/10~1/30 s. The main problem will be motion blur.
  10. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    The finish appears to be identical to all of Nikon's recent pro lenses - textured painted metal barrel with rubber focus and zoom rings and presumably a rubber gasket on the mount. The lens is about 2/3rds the price of a new 17-35, so if you can live with F4 (and I definitely could in this range of focal lengths) it is probably an excellent optic at a not unreasonable price.

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