Can I please get a 135 f/1.8 vr?

Started Aug 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Chad Gladstone
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Can I please get a 135 f/1.8 vr?
Aug 22, 2012

I have every lens I want for portraiture except an indoor action lens. I have been waiting 4 years now, the 24-70 and 70-200 VR are fantastic for focus acquisition but with High school indoor lighting, they are a stop too slow, even at iso 3200. The best primes for this application, including the 28 1.8 G, 50 1.4 G, and 85 1.8 G focus too slow and the fls are too short for subject isolation, the 105 and 135 dc are not even viable alternatives due to their antiquated focusing systems. Finally, the much heralded 200 f/2 is perfect, but it too large and unwieldy, besides, 200mm is very limiting for composition in such small venues.

When the lens patent was filed I could hardly curb my enthusiasm, but waiting this long is intolerable cruelty, As the season approaches, I can hardly wait for the announcement. I just know that this is the year. Please Nikon, no more 24-xx(x) lenses, there are too many as it is. No more variable zooms or f/4 lenses, the entire conceivable range is covered with the exception of the 70-200 f/4 VR, 80-400 f/3.5-5.6 af-s VR, and the 300 af-s VR, but by now we have all got the 70-200 2.8 and TCs to cover the range.

 Chad Gladstone's gear list:Chad Gladstone's gear list
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +7 more
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