Nikon needs to make a constant f/4 tele

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
PatrickP
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Re: NikonRumors suggesting it would be announced next week!
In reply to michaeladawson, Oct 17, 2012

The main attraction is weight savings. Nikon lenses tend to be a tad heavier than their Canon equiv, but this one should weight no more than 2 pounds. If this lens does not have the focus breathing issue on the latest 70-200 f/2.8 VR2 which weights 3.4 pounds, then all the better. While none of the third party options are light weight....

Nano-coating is also another major attraction.

As for the f/4 series the 16-35 is good but the 24-120 is so-so. (I own both) I am also skeptical of this new one given the track record of the f/4 series. I would rather wait until the photozone review before committing to one myself.

michaeladawson wrote:

Certainly interested in this lens.  But I have to ask...

Wouldn't the Sigma or Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 be serious options to the Nikon f/4 offering?  The Nikon f/4 lenses that have been released to-date are not as good as their f/2.8 siblings.  I have the 24-120 f/4 and I love it.  But it is not the optical quality of the 24-70.  It simply has a a better zoom range that I like.

If  Nikon releases this new lens at upwards of $1500 in price I think I would rather take that money and buy an f/2.8 Tamron or Sigma.   The IQ will likely be as good and it is a stop better.

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