Reasons why no Nikon 85mm f1.2?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
CFynn
Senior MemberPosts: 5,223Gear list
Like?
Re: Reasons why no Nikon 85mm f1.2?
In reply to str8pipe, Apr 18, 2013

str8pipe wrote:

Is there technical reasons why Nikon doesn't produce this lens?

Is there any good reason, other than to match Canon, why they should?

The extra 1/3-1/2 stop is very little gain for what (if feasible) would be a large heavy and expensive lens.

Optically it would be no better than an 85mm 1.4 lens - and might be worse.

The only thing you gain is size, weight, expense, about 1/3 stop of light and a bit narrower DOF.

Does anyone need DOF that narrow? - and with today's high iso sensors how many need that extra 1/3 stop?

 CFynn's gear list:CFynn's gear list
Fujifilm X10 Nikon D800E Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Nikon AF Nikkor 105mm f/2D DC Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF +14 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow