The Nikon 1 system now has three fast primes and DX still has only one...

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Wojciech Sawicki
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Re: Not true - Really?
In reply to Kerry Pierce, Oct 25, 2012

Of course not. DX lenses are needed to provide the missing wide angle for crop sensors at an acceptable price. Other than that, they're not needed for anything.

DX lenses beginning at longer than some 18mm are completely reduntant.

What missing wide angle? The 14-24 is a superb lens, by all accounts. If you don't like that, there's also the 16-35 and 17-35 to choose from. For primes, there's also a nice 16mm fisheye to consider, or the 14 f/2.8.

That's 5 lenses shorter than 18mm. Anything else would just be redundant.


I know that. I think you've missed the part I've just put in bold font.

The purpose od dedicated DX-only lenses is to provide wide angle equivalent to what we're used to on 35mm, at an acceptable price.

As in, an equivalent to a cheap 28-80 D or G crappy kit zoom - and better zooms in similar range.

The 14-24 obviously wouldn't cut it, because of both cost and range.

Basically, popular zooms starting at 28mm need their 18mm equivalents for the DX bodies... and that's about all we need DX lenses for.

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