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

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  1. firestarter macrumors 603

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  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    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

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    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

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    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:
    AF-S-NIKKOR-24mm-F1.4G-ED

    AF-S-NIKKOR-16-35mm-f4G-ED-VR

    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 601

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 65816

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    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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