AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

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jeff-c
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AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?
Feb 16, 2009

Real or fake?

Came across this one in a website so I can't confirm or deny it with confidence.

I put together this one myself to get a size comparision of the 12-24/4DX, 14-24/2.8 and this 10-18/4 (DX?)

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In reply to jeff-c, Feb 16, 2009

Looks real enough, or someone should get a job in photo editting.
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In reply to jeff-c, Feb 16, 2009

it surely would be interesting - although i could not immagine to go areound with something bulkier than the 14-24 - and the rumored here 10-18 looks quite huge
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In reply to jeff-c, Feb 16, 2009

Can I vote "More than fake" ?

Cos' the lens won't even mention DX !
That would mean an FX lens !

So, let's try again : FX + 10-18mm (FX again) + f/1.4 !

I'll vote real if the weight is 5kg and the size is bulkier than a 200mm f/2, and the global shape totally different ...

This lens is as real as the 10-400 mm f/1.4 VR AF-S ED N Micro P every photographer dreams of !!

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In reply to GuillaumeF, Feb 16, 2009

I say fake.

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That's either real or the best PS job I've seen.

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In reply to GuillaumeF, Feb 16, 2009

So, let's try again : FX + 10-18mm (FX again) + f/1.4 !

I also think it is fake, but nowhere it says f/1.4.
1:4 is 1/4 not 1.4

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In reply to GuillaumeF, Feb 16, 2009

GuillaumeF wrote:

Can I vote "More than fake" ?
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So, let's try again : FX + 10-18mm (FX again) + f/1.4 !
I'll vote real if the weight is 5kg and the size is bulkier than a
200mm f/2, and the global shape totally different ...

Read what it says on the lens barrel; f 1:4, not f/1.4 - that means the lens has a fixed aperture of f/4, not f/1.4 ...

If a few years ago someone would say Nikon is to build a 14-24/2.8 zoom lens with spectacular IQ, I'd say "Get your brain checked!" to him, so for the picture of this 10-18/4 I won't say it isn't fake, but only yes, it can be done - and I hope it will be.

If Nikon introduces this lens, I'll sell my 14-24/2.8 and replace it with this 10-18/4 and 17-35/2.8 - this should be a fantastic (ultra) WA combo!

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In reply to Photo_AK, Feb 16, 2009

Woops ...

I misread the aperture !

Forgive me !

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wow, really interesting, full frame. Posted by Jeff C ?? it must be real !!!

Wow, we would need a new bag for that huge thing !!!

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In reply to Bobby Handal, Feb 16, 2009

Looks cool, but completely fake, the "coffee table shot" looks bad and there is no reason why an f/4 lens like that would be that big. Just look at tokina's 11-16 f/2.8.

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ajmeeker wrote:

Looks cool, but completely fake, the "coffee table shot" looks bad
and there is no reason why an f/4 lens like that would be that big.
Just look at tokina's 11-16 f/2.8.

You seemed to missed that this lens does not sport the DX label (ie, would be an FX lens, if it existed).

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In reply to jeff-c, Feb 16, 2009

jeff-c has spoken again!

Too bad it's not super-wide DX prime I really wish. However, 10mm on FX would be a good reason for upgrade. Wonder about the FOV and distortion perf, of course, if it is true... finger crossed

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In reply to coudet, Feb 16, 2009

coudet wrote:

That's either real or the best PS job I've seen.

Agreed.

Just bought a D700, last week, and would like to see what 10-18mm looks like on FX.

Would f/4.0 mean it could be less expensive than the 14-24mm f/2.8 - or would the wider FOV negate any cost savings?

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Would probably cost $2500+.
I'd rather see 24mm af-s, 35mm af-s and 85mm af-s. All f1.4 and FX, of course.

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In reply to jeff-c, Feb 16, 2009

I agree that it is either true or an amazing PP job.

I have 1 question though: the markings are very close to equally far apart for even mm increments, is this possible? On most lenses this is not the case (i.e. not linear zooming), but for example the 12-24 nikkor is very close to linear if you look at the markings.

If this is true this would be amazing! 10mm on a full frame body is crazy wide!! Apart from fooling round is 10mm even usable? Anyone done the maths on how big your FOV would be? I quickly checked: its 121degrees on the X axis and 100 degrees on the Y axis (at 10mm), compare this with 103 and 80 for the 14-24 set at 14mm - which is already crazy wide. And i agree with one of the earlier posts: keeping distortions in check would be the real challenge!

I hope they make this! Just because it would be amazing - probably cost the same as the 14-24 though, just because its so wide!

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If true, what a waste of R+D resources!
In reply to jeff-c, Feb 16, 2009

For which purpose is 14mm not wide enough?

There is quite a number of lenses which are much more important to be developed, the f4 zooms, the fast AF-S primes, the 80-400 AF-S, and some more. I hope it's not true!

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Would probably cost $2500+.
I'd rather see 24mm af-s, 35mm af-s and 85mm af-s. All f1.4 and FX,
of course.

Why not your lenses AND the 10-18? Whats wrong with the current 85/1.4?

Also, at $2500+ there is probably a lot of people who would buy this.

I would like to rather see a 14-24/4 FX rather than this - it should take filters and be a lot cheaper and lighter than the 14-24/2.8, but equally sharp and distortion free (ok, maybe a little less sharp would be fine - the wider you go the less differentiation between f/2.8 and f/4 - therefore slightly less sharp would be fine as long as it is cheaper)

We can probably mention another 15-20 lenses we would like to see though!

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Re: AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?
In reply to jeff-c, Feb 16, 2009

If this lens is real and linear on FX it means:

AF-S 10-18mm f/4 and angle of view 130 - 100 degrees!

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Re: If true, what a waste of R+D resources!
In reply to brunobarolo, Feb 16, 2009

10-18 will be great for architecture... in fact with a D3x and this lens out there, i think they would pretty much corner that market, at least at the high end.

i agree that there are other lenses we need to see soon, but i think to the extent it's possible this kind of innovation should be the priority. this is what builds the brand. from both a business and a photographic standpoint, this is a great move.

brunobarolo wrote:

For which purpose is 14mm not wide enough?

There is quite a number of lenses which are much more important to be
developed, the f4 zooms, the fast AF-S primes, the 80-400 AF-S, and
some more. I hope it's not true!
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