DaytonR: Oh wow , this is cool - the Nikon 1 system is looking so appealing with the additions !
Amazing. You whine about a novel Nikon lens costing $900 and completely breeze over a mee-too Canon lens (200-400) at a 50-60% premium overthe equivalent Nikon.
Some of us know who have been around the block once or twice know exactly what you are...tell me, are you still banned from the Nikon forums?
chiumeister: How is it that both Sony and now Nikon has this same lens out at the same time?
Nikon has a decade of making up to do for this lens. Slow, poor at the long end, crappy tripod collar. And all the while we had to put up with smug canon owners bosting about their 100-400 version, lol. An 100-500 would have been even better....oh well. Lets hope this raises the bar and pushes Sigma/Tokina/Tamron to improving their long zooms. comeptition is good.
falconeyes: The lens I am really looking for is aAF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6 G ED VR
That would nice!
jackpro: Canon is the photographers choice with extremely good glass from amazing primes to amazing zooms. Nikon has the reasonably good 14-24 although soft at 24, which in most pro cases is too wide & struggles with flare, Canon skin tone is better. The 1DsIII has been shooting beautiful skin tone for a very long time with very little post processing. The 5DIII is a 1DsIII with very good video functionality at a 5D price. Canon lenses are flatter as well which is much more flattering in people shots (you can always add contrast but you can't take it away). Nikon has tons of resolution but just jump in to the Nikon lens forum & see the complaining about the lack of variety in the lens department (soft 24-70) griping about the primes, contemplating Sigma? for macro its sad! Go in to the canon lens forum very different with endless choices from the top of the line to 2nd & third even 4th tier lenses to choose from joy! A new 24-70II which appears to be amazing a 70-200ISII which is outstanding.
Reasonably good 14-24? Perhaps you could suggest which of Canon's or any other manufacturer's offering are better. Nikon lacks some choices notably a consumer long zoom with AFS and VR, an ultra wide TS and some mid-range teles that should be updated. However you clearly have little knowledge of Nikon's system other than poking your head into the nikon forum and reporting on gripes. The Sigma 150 macro that you are turning up your nose at is a fantastic lens. I should know, I have one. And its widely reported vby criediable reviewers as having excellent optics and construction. The 24-70 is not 'soft'. I doubt most professionals could push it to its limits. Maybe you're trying to be provocative but you simply come off as childish and uninformed.
Ha ha ha, get out the flame retardant suits boys, this is going to be messy!
This lens will produce some awesome pet cat shots!
So much for the global recession...
I'm no expert but these seem pretty close. Contrary to what I've read the D800 appears to have warmer, punchier yellows but muted reds in comparison. Maybe D800 is a bit smoother. Fantasitc stuff, six or seven years ago this level of comptence would have been unthinkable in a 35mm SLR
Great, if its on par with 28-75 f2.8 quality I'm there. At the very least it keeps pressure on Nikon to release an AFS-VR version. But the lens that needs the most attention is their 70-200. I think even adding USD alone to that lens would create a real winner.
When's the cheetah skin version with the fuzzy dice dice being rolled out?