Wide angle prime lens for DX by Nikon? Will it happen?

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scarlet knight Regular Member • Posts: 285
Wide angle prime lens for DX by Nikon? Will it happen?
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I enjoy my 35mm f/1.8 lens for DX. It is similar to a 50mm on a full frame. How about a DX prime lens by Nikon that is wide angle (24-28mm equivalent)with a fast aperture? Coming?

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photoeng Senior Member • Posts: 1,129
Re: Wide angle prime lens for DX by Nikon? Will it happen?

I use the 24mm F2.8 and find that it suits my needs. Not necessarily pin sharp all the time, but not bad. I have the AF-D and the manual N-ai that works fine in manual mode on my D40.

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scarlet knight wrote:

I enjoy my 35mm f/1.8 lens for DX. It is similar to a 50mm on a full frame. How about a DX prime lens by Nikon that is wide angle (24-28mm equivalent)with a fast aperture? Coming?

Your looking for a fast 16-20mm prime for DX only. That would still be a pretty expensive lens (DX doesn't save much when going wide).  Since you already have a 16mm and 20mm f2.8 in FX...I would say the chances of seeing the same lenses redone in DX is very very very slight.

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GlennW Senior Member • Posts: 1,897
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scarlet knight wrote:

I enjoy my 35mm f/1.8 lens for DX. It is similar to a 50mm on a full frame. How about a DX prime lens by Nikon that is wide angle (24-28mm equivalent)with a fast aperture? Coming?

Don't forget the 10.5mm fisheye.

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Re: Wide angle prime lens for DX by Nikon? Will it happen?

scarlet knight wrote:

I enjoy my 35mm f/1.8 lens for DX. It is similar to a 50mm on a full frame. How about a DX prime lens by Nikon that is wide angle (24-28mm equivalent)with a fast aperture? Coming?

Closest you will come to the quality of a DX prime would probably be the Sigma 18-35 F1.8

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Nexu1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,576
Re: Wide angle prime lens for DX by Nikon? Will it happen?

StillLearning wrote:

scarlet knight wrote:

I enjoy my 35mm f/1.8 lens for DX. It is similar to a 50mm on a full frame. How about a DX prime lens by Nikon that is wide angle (24-28mm equivalent)with a fast aperture? Coming?

Closest you will come to the quality of a DX prime would probably be the Sigma 18-35 F1.8

The 18-35 is an interesting lens, no doubt.  One thing about it though... it's friggen huge and heavy.  Which is kind of anti-primeish.

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Re: Wide angle prime lens for DX by Nikon? Will it happen?

Nexu1 wrote:

StillLearning wrote:

scarlet knight wrote:

I enjoy my 35mm f/1.8 lens for DX. It is similar to a 50mm on a full frame. How about a DX prime lens by Nikon that is wide angle (24-28mm equivalent)with a fast aperture? Coming?

Closest you will come to the quality of a DX prime would probably be the Sigma 18-35 F1.8

The 18-35 is an interesting lens, no doubt. One thing about it though... it's friggen huge and heavy. Which is kind of anti-primeish.

Didn't say it would be convenient.  Just that it should be near prime quality.  Besides cramming all those primes into one lens it's bound to add some weight.

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sshoihet Senior Member • Posts: 2,538
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Nexu1 wrote:

StillLearning wrote:

scarlet knight wrote:

I enjoy my 35mm f/1.8 lens for DX. It is similar to a 50mm on a full frame. How about a DX prime lens by Nikon that is wide angle (24-28mm equivalent)with a fast aperture? Coming?

Closest you will come to the quality of a DX prime would probably be the Sigma 18-35 F1.8

The 18-35 is an interesting lens, no doubt. One thing about it though... it's friggen huge and heavy. Which is kind of anti-primeish.

Check out the Samyang 16mm f/2 MF lens, the Nikon version is available with a metering chip as well. It's still not light at 615g, the Nikon 14mm f/2.8 is only slightly heavier at 670g.

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Wellington100 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,341
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scarlet knight wrote:

I enjoy my 35mm f/1.8 lens for DX. It is similar to a 50mm on a full frame. How about a DX prime lens by Nikon that is wide angle (24-28mm equivalent)with a fast aperture? Coming?

I wish there was a 24mm DX prime at say F2. This would not be a big or heavy lens because the Fuji X100 has one and it is tiny

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scarlet knight OP Regular Member • Posts: 285
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Agree, Wellington!

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