New 18-140 VR on Nikon rumors
Anyone on the pre-order list for this already? I currently have the 18-55, 18-70, 18-105, 18-200, and 18-300. I have always felt there was a hole in my lineup between 18-105 and 18-200 as sometimes 105 is a little short but I don't want the weight of the 18-200. The 18-140 will be perfect for me. Too bad I already spent my camera money for the year on the 80-400.
Why haven't you bought the 16-85 and 18-135 yet to fill in these gaps? I was going to make a similar joke post about how badly Nikon needed to fill this gap but you beat me to it (assuming you are joking).
All that said my 18-135 was a really good range and it really did need VR. I'm guessing they extended it another 5 mm so as to make it look like a totally new lens. If they do it right, this would really be a great all arounder assuming it is better than the 18-200. I have no interest in it myself, but as my son uses my 18-135, I really wish it had VR. It will be interesting to see how good this is.
The best new about this lens is that there have been no rumors about it and it will be announced tomorrow. I think most of the prior leaks that have been true were deliberate leaks by Nikon. This helps counter the argument some make that a D400 cannot be coming soon because there have been no real leaks yet. I think it is coming this month. While I doubt they'd kit this with the D400, they did kit the 18-200 with the D200.