When will Nikon design lens for Dx as a system?

Started Mar 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Mako2011, Mar 13, 2013

Mako2011 wrote:

AndrewNewYork wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

AndrewNewYork wrote:

50 1.8 FX is $220. So 55mm 1.8 DX (85 portrait equivalent lens) should be $200-$250 also.

So, do you really think it would be wise for Nikon to spend resources to make both a 50mm f1.8 FX and a 55mm f1.8 DX lens?

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Nikon did make 55mm lens:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/55mm-f12.htm

yes they did...do you think they should again make a DX 55mm f1.8 with the 50mm f1.8 already available? What advantage do you see in that?

I expect that you're right about 55mm being too close to the existing 50mm lenses. I'd find it too close to be worth buying, anyway. On the other hand, I'd be tempted by a 60mm f/1.8, and a 65mm or 70mm f/1.8 DX lens would pop to the top of my "next lens to get" list.

The gap between 50mm (75mm FX equivalent) and 85mm (127mm FX equivalent) isn't just any old gap on DX - it's a gap that includes the best focal lengths for portraits. So I believe Nikon would get good sales if it introduced one or two DX primes to fill that gap: Either a 65mm f/1.8, a 70mm f/1.8, or both a 60mm and a 70mm f/1.8 DX lens.

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