Any info on lens roadmap?

Started Jan 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Any info on lens roadmap?

This question is asked a lot, but Nikon has announced nothing official. They have shown future lens mockups and filed some lens patents, which Thom Hogan has speculated on:

"The Future Lenses?

Sept 23 (commentary)--Since Nikon's ultimate product seems to follow closely the patents they've been filing, we can make some guesses at future Nikon 1 lenses:
14mm f/2.8 (35mm equivalent)
18mm f/1.4 (50mm equivalent)
32mm f/1.2 (85mm equivalent)
40mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor (105mm equivalent)
60mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor (162mm equivalent)
7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 (20-35mm equivalent)
9-43mm f/2.8-5.6 (24-120mm equivalent)

There have been a few other patents for oddball things, and some of the patents obscured format and actual focal length, but these are the ones that seem to best match up against the unmarked lenses Nikon was showing at launch"

I really get the feeling that Nikon is "all in" with the 1 system. They do nothing but photography, and they cannot let these cameras fail due to lack of lenses, so I suspect we will see at least another lens or two well before the end of the year.

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