Why Are The New Primes Micros and PCs?

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Why Are The New Primes Micros and PCs?
Jun 26, 2008

dSLR Gossip ( http://www.dslrgossip.com/nikon-july-1-2008-announcements/ ) is predicting that Nikon will announce a few new lenses on July 1st: the 45mm PC, 85mm PC, and maybe even the 200mm f4 micro, but if true, why would Nikon update these primes before the more popular primes such as the 50 1.4/1.8 and the 85 1.4/1.8? They've already come out with the new 105 micro, 60 micro, and the 24mm PC, which means that all of their new primes have been either micros or PCs, which is somewhat surprising to me. Is Nikon trying to sell the less popular lenses to those who simply cannot wait? I'm not saying that the micro and PC lenses aren't popular, they're just not as popular as the 50 1.4/1.8 or 85 1.4/1.8. Any thoughts?

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