The FUTURE of Nikon 1 (reliable source)

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The FUTURE of Nikon 1 (reliable source)
Jun 25, 2013

Yesterday I've had a lengthy conversation with a friend of a coworker's cousin, who got drunk with a janitor working at Nikon several weeks back. Here's what he had to say:

- Nikon will announce a Micro lens "soon". Expect it to be around 30-40mm f/2.4, or something like that.

- A faster standard prime is in the pipeline, a 18.5mm f1.4, which will be introduced after the Micro.

- At present market demand for a faster constant aperture standard zoom is being gauged. Since it's in the earliest stages of development (concept phase), don't expect it anytime soon.

- There is no fast tele zoom in the works, because FT1 and available Nikkor teles already serve that purpose. Rather expect a longer tele zoom with smaller aperture. Something like a 70-300 on a APSC camera.

- The next V will have better low light performance, but the main improvements will be an even faster burst mode and operation (faster low-light AF) and better video capabilities. But we already knew that thanks to the aptima announcement.

- More powerful and capable flash is in the works. Think of a SB700 for the V. Currently there are no plans to make N1 compatible with the existing lighting system. Nikon doesn't seem to think that a set up of large flashes makes sense on such small bodies.

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