You were saying....?

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yray
yray Senior Member • Posts: 2,378
Re: You were saying....?
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PerL wrote:

yray wrote:

MrHollywood wrote:

Seems like just a few weeks ago some folks were upset and complaining that Nikon was not bringing us anything new.

Now we've got a stunning 105 Macro Z lens, two compact primes pending, and one heck of a gorgeous (and inexpensive) retro style camera that looks to set sales records for Nikon. Oh...and they repackaged a zoom for it and gave us a nice compact 28mm 2.8 with a 24-140mm zoom on the way!

Nice to hear excitement in your voice. Maybe you can explain to me what is special about short zooms with f/6.3 max aperture, so I can get excited too.

The answer is 300 g (or so). That is exciting if you want to travel light.

About the same weight, but f/2.8-4:

Specifications

Type: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

Lens construction: 14 elements in 10groups (includes 3 aspherical and 1 extra low dispersion elements)

Focal length: f=18 - 55 mm

35mm format equivalent: 27-84 mm

Angle of view: 79.1° - 28.4°

Max. aperture: F2.8 - F4

Min. aperture: F22

Aperture control

Number of blades : 7(rounded diaphragm opening)

Stop size : 1/3EV (19 stops)

Focus range

Wide: Approx. 30cm - ∞

Telephoto: Approx. 40cm - ∞

Max. magnification: 0.08 - 0.15x

External dimensions: ø65.0mm x 70.4mm(Wide)/97.9mm(Telephoto)

Weight (excluding caps and hoods): Approx. 310g

Filter size: ø58mm

Why can't Nikon do that? My guess is because they don't take DX seriously, and assume that most potential buyers in this segment can't tell f/4 from f/6.3.

No small, light 35/1.8 DX, the FX one is $700 on sale. That 50/1.8 is $500 on sale. It is not even funny. It used to be 50/1.8 was $100 lens, give or take. Honestly, with this pricing level I don't know how it cannot be a flop.

Not too shabby and now we'll be getting long glass and a pro Z body very soon!

Woo hooo!

(Of course some will still complain because that's the nature of things, but....woo hooo!)

LOL!

Robert

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