Official 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 annoucement

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
iamthenewguy
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Re: Scaled back design from patent
In reply to SHood, 9 months ago

SHood wrote:

We were hoping for this lens which had 20 elements in 13 groups including 6 ED and 3 Fluorite lens elements.

http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-10-16&prev=/search?q%3Dhttp://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-10-16%26newwindow%3D1

Instead this lens is a cheaper design with 16 elements in 10 groups.But they are still charging $1k for it. That will be a tough sell as I don't know if there will be enough IQ improvement over the AFS 70-300 to justify the cost difference.

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Well, the size and full use of the AF is the big advantage. Also, the VR is being marketed as 4 stops on the long end and 4.5 stops on the wide end, which sounds really good.

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