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

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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myzel Senior Member • Posts: 2,075
Re: Scaled back design from patent

SHood wrote:

… Instead this lens is a cheaper design with 16 elements in 10 groups. …

I always thought that less lens elements is better (not so many surfaces) - if the image quality is the same. It is possible that Nikon managed to get the same image quality with less lens elements, making the announced lens the better design.

We will never know how good or bad the fictional lens from the patent would be.

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