Mike99999: Doesn't really look better than a "cheap" Nikon 85mm 1.8G, whether you use it on APS-C or full frame.
Lenses usually don't decline in price. Bodies do. Actually, most optics have gone up in cost over the past few years due to inflation/the value of resident currency vs. origin currency.
HeyItsJoel: Hmmm. a $1,000 for an 85mm f/1.8 lens?
Might as well go full frame since it'd cost about the same for that body+lens combo.
You did actually read the article, right?
Here's a tip for the absence of a level gauge. If you really need one, try adding a bubble level to the hot shoe. Or, if using a speedlight, glue it to the camera. :)
You guys act like Nikon is the only company to have a production issue. Yes, they hee-hawed too much until now and it looks bad, but what about Canon's continued rubber irritation issue? Remember the Canon t4i? Oh right, it was discontinued quietly. Then there's eyepiece issues now. I hate how the fanboys of Canon and Nikon both beat up on each other.
whtchocla7e: What will Nikon do if the spots do not continue?
I bet they don't have a back-up plan for that situation. What a poorly run company...
What a poorly crafted comment.
This is one of the reasons why internet shopping must be taxed. It's unfair to businesses that don't have an online presence. It creates an unfair business environment. Or.. just don't tax retail sales.
Eyeglass10101: The idea seems great: no loss of aperture (no typical teleconversion loss of two stops or more) and seemingly great Fuji optical quality. But my experience with teleconversion screw-on lenses have always been poor. I hope they have figured something out that has not been done yet.
What the hell are you talking about? What is a Yabokkie?
AlexRuiz: First Helix and now Calumet. Oh well! I may stop by this weekend to see if they have liquidation prices :D
What a greedy comment. Who cares about the employees working there or your chance of actually trying out gear? Of course, you probably just demo it at the brick and mortar to buy online because you are a typical greedy person.
MacOrneille: Does this leave Central Camera as the only remaining camera store in Chicago?
There's also Dodd Camera on West Armitage. It's mostly rental but they can get you gear to checkout if you need it.
The idea seems great: no loss of aperture (no typical teleconversion loss of two stops or more) and seemingly great Fuji optical quality. But my experience with teleconversion screw-on lenses have always been poor. I hope they have figured something out that has not been done yet.
beavertown: This camera break support for 3rd party lenses, batteries and battery grips.
Please think twice.
What are you talking about? Batteries and grips yes, but it does work with 3rd party lenses. I have tried Tamron and Sigma and all have worked here in the shop. Please verify your info before spouting incorrect info.
Everyone on here comparing this to a standard 50mm lens is missing the point of this lens: It's a Noct lens. It's a speciality lens for shooting at night and low light. It will have no coma and excel for nighttime shooters. It does not need to be consistently sharp from edge to edge for those type of shots (and most shots are center subject focus even if we don't want to believe that).
Eyeglass10101: I think everyone is missing a key element (and even DPREVIEW) doesn't list the full name for this lens: It's a NOCT lens. As in nocturnal/night time lens. Yes, it's obviously great for daytime uses, but it's a killer at night. You will see almost no coma. None.
Right on sir.
Eleson: What am I missing, the Sony e-mount 50/1.8 OSS is sharper from the start and up? (Looking at NEX-7 and D7000) ? Yes, I know, one is FF, but the other has OSS...
What should be measured to show what money buys???
Everyone is missing the fact that this really is a speciality lens. Also, it's your option to buy it or not. This lens is a NOCT lens. Nocturnal lenses are best at night as they have no coma.
Digitall: 50mm 1.4 = $1,696.95, Ok...
You are also missing that it's a 58mm noct lens. Do you know what a noct lens is? Do your research before just spewing nonsense.
I think everyone is missing a key element (and even DPREVIEW) doesn't list the full name for this lens: It's a NOCT lens. As in nocturnal/night time lens. Yes, it's obviously great for daytime uses, but it's a killer at night. You will see almost no coma. None.
tkbslc: Remember when phones could fit in your pocket?
Oh, I remember thy well, 2002.
I loved those little, mini flip phones. I am really tired of phone tech.. oh heck, most tech except for health related items.
jkoch2: Will Nikon continue to market the D600? Or have any unsold units been recalled?
Are any of the D610 units "factory refurbished" D600s with a degreased sensor and replacement shutter mechanism?
D600 owners (many of whom insisted there was no problem, or that it hardly mattered) will of course, as a matter of high principle, desist from any plea to swap their units. Ahem... Yes, quite.
The over hyped oil issue was only the first run about a year ago. Stop being a drone. The price will go down and Nikon never officially discontinues anything.
Eyeglass10101: Before all the Nikon haters (aka Canon shooters) start bashing Nikon for quickly implementing a D600 replacement due to the oil issue, please don't forget your own recent flop/hand irritant/chemically unstable, Canon t4i. Remember that one? Or do you just remember the t5i?
No, just caused hand irritation so you couldn't USE your camera. That's a pretty big loss of image quality.