Fotoinfo: Maybe this is the reason... first review of this lens and coparision with old lens.http://foto-info.si/primerjava-nikon-af-s-24-70mm-f2-8g-proti-nikon-af-s-24-70mm-f2-8vr-2/
not good valuer then. :(wont be be worth upgrading if true.
Jonathan F/2: A lot of haters on here. I don't see other manufacturers churning out the amount of new glass like Nikon. If Nikon does one thing right it's lenses. The fact that I can mount 100s if not thousands of lenses spanning several decades is a testament to the bedrock of the F mount.
i think he was supportive Jonathan.
AbrasiveReducer: How nice to see these. I like ultra-saturated travel photos as much as the next person, but these images have a certain directness and serenity that just seems more meaningful to me.
For the times when Zen mood hits.
Stanchung: These are really exciting lenses.
A bit shocked at the 24-70 price point though. That's closer to Zeiss territory.Can't wait to see the tests & reviews.
200-500. Friendly price, liking this one, hope the quality is better than the Sigma.
Anyway the MYR is taking a huge dump. Last year 3.15 to 1 USD, now it's 3.90! Almost 24% dive. :(
bmwzimmer: Canon's 24-70 f/2.8L ii is the current Benchmark optically. Tamron's just as good at 24mm but suffers corner sharpness at the tele end and not as fast or accurate. This new Nikon lens should be equally as fast and accurate and for the price, should be at a minimum equal to the Canon. The only down side is the length and weight are substantially larger than the Canon or Tamron. Canon at 805g, 4.45" long. Tamron with VC at 825g, 4.6" long. Nikon at 1070g, 6.1"
oops, you're right, moisture resistant should be equaled to weather sealed.
Beckler8: A general comment about new zoom lenses - why don't they have power (motorized) zoom? They do realize their SLR's shoot video now, right? Several mirrorless camera lenses like Sony, Panasonic, have power zoom - what, they have some special use that calls for it? No, rather it's needed for all video and would be useful for stills too if there was a control on the body because it would mean you don't have to fiddle with lens controls if you don't want. Yes, I know you don't want to zoom constantly during video. I've said this before here and the objections are generally nonsense. Anyway, think of it this way: every video camera/camcorder ever made has power zoom; DSLR's are video cameras too.
Never liked a sample of those old pentax power zooms as they were not precise.More motors and moving parts is a deal breaker for me as they fail.I'm on the fence with VR as a result. It is quite expensive to fix.
Cost me more than $250 to fix on the 70-200.
These are really exciting lenses.
brownie314: Is Nikon not aware of the current situation in the camera market? Why throw more uber high priced lenses at a market where people are willing to spend less money?
82mm feel like a Zeiss. hahaI'm excited for it. I just shot a beach wed wholly with just the 24-70.
I should have grabbed the 70-200 but just didn't somehow.
Yxa: In Sweden the MSRP for the 24-70 VR is equivalent to 3000 Usd , ouch
Buy it from overseas.In M'sia it's retailing at 2550USD at the moment.
bgbs: New lenses are always exciting until the price is revealed. Now I know why patience is considered a virtue. If you buy everything at the time of announcement you'd go broke.
It' necessary to save for me. haha
The Tammy doesn't have weather sealing and the Canon is without IS.I really hope the Nikon is worth it's weight in IQ.
Paul B Jones: Very nimble of Nikon to respond to Tamron and Sigma's big telezooms. I was thinking those 150-600s must be eating into the intro level big telephoto market. Interesting to see what Canon does.
Yes, I was just thinking about what options are there for extending my kit above the 70-200 range.
I'm interested in this 200-500.
Cameron R Hood: I'll no longer be supporting Adobe in every way I possibly can. Bye bye. And I paid for the full version of the software, Riveredge. What if you occasionally need Illustrator and inDesign, like I do, two or three times a year? Are you into paying $50.00 a month for software you use rarely? Unless they let us rent by the month, I'll be looking elsewhere.
All power to you then. I wouldn't want to pay into this scheme for 30 years. That's a lot of money.
It's not all bad, it's just one more step to convert it into a DNG and editing it in the last version here.
Pity, I like ACR. Have to look for something else now.
Edgar_in_Indy: Too bad more camera makes don't do like Pentax, and allow you to shoot RAW in DNG format, instead of a propriety/arbitrary format.
I hope this update supports the Panasonic GX8!
Yeah, we have to petition them to make it into DNGs.
Brian Alpert: As a CS6 user, I would be perfectly willing to pay for an ACR update. I primarily use Lightroom for raw processing & CS6 for when I need it. There are many times though that I don't want to bother with Lightroom's catalog, and just use CS6 with ACR. I'd like to have my options open and I'm willing to pay for ACR updates.
Hoping people will crack the ACR updates. LOL
For those who think it's just coffees.
Think about students and hobbyists & retirees who really don't want to pay into it for a lifetime.
Reasons to get this- VR
A 0.7 stop? improvement from the older 16-85 f3.5-5.6.
More useful range than 17-55 f2.8 but loses on the variable aperture. No VR.Price-about the same for a 2nd hand.
The other 18-70 18-55 are IMO not quite in the same quality range.
Feel free to chip in your thoughts.
Stanchung: Not particularly contrasty is it? :/
It does look overcast. +20 contrast overall needed in PS for berries and flowers.
Not particularly contrasty is it? :/