How often does Nikon "upgrade" lenses? (Looking to buy 24-70)

Started Aug 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Completely unpredictable
In reply to Soverain, Aug 23, 2012

They don't follow any discernable pattern. Some lenses are really long in the tooth, others seem to get upgraded every two years or so. If they got a lens wrong, the odds of upgrade in two to three years is higher... but then again, there's the 80-400VR which is about four years overdue.

If you're worried about the depreciation pick up a used one from a seller with a good reputation. I think it's a wonderful lens, use it all the time. The only thing Nikon MIGHT do is make the next version VR, and at least so far I find VR doesn't do nearly as much good on my D800e as it did on every body before. Otherwise, it's a long-standing focal range, there's nothing bad about the lens that's out of the ordinary (a 3x zoom is going to have a compromise in there somewhere).

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