AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

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jeff-c Senior Member • Posts: 2,091
AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

Real or fake?

Came across this one in a website so I can't confirm or deny it with confidence.

I put together this one myself to get a size comparision of the 12-24/4DX, 14-24/2.8 and this 10-18/4 (DX?)

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Tharizdun Regular Member • Posts: 314
Re: AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

Looks real enough, or someone should get a job in photo editting.
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blazk0 Regular Member • Posts: 308
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it surely would be interesting - although i could not immagine to go areound with something bulkier than the 14-24 - and the rumored here 10-18 looks quite huge
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GuillaumeF Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

Can I vote "More than fake" ?

Cos' the lens won't even mention DX !
That would mean an FX lens !

So, let's try again : FX + 10-18mm (FX again) + f/1.4 !

I'll vote real if the weight is 5kg and the size is bulkier than a 200mm f/2, and the global shape totally different ...

This lens is as real as the 10-400 mm f/1.4 VR AF-S ED N Micro P every photographer dreams of !!

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Vertigon Senior Member • Posts: 1,430
Re: AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

I say fake.

coudet Veteran Member • Posts: 3,873
Re: AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

That's either real or the best PS job I've seen.

noirdesir Forum Pro • Posts: 12,543
Re: AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

So, let's try again : FX + 10-18mm (FX again) + f/1.4 !

I also think it is fake, but nowhere it says f/1.4.
1:4 is 1/4 not 1.4

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Photo_AK Senior Member • Posts: 1,040
Re: AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

GuillaumeF wrote:

Can I vote "More than fake" ?
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So, let's try again : FX + 10-18mm (FX again) + f/1.4 !
I'll vote real if the weight is 5kg and the size is bulkier than a
200mm f/2, and the global shape totally different ...

Read what it says on the lens barrel; f 1:4, not f/1.4 - that means the lens has a fixed aperture of f/4, not f/1.4 ...

If a few years ago someone would say Nikon is to build a 14-24/2.8 zoom lens with spectacular IQ, I'd say "Get your brain checked!" to him, so for the picture of this 10-18/4 I won't say it isn't fake, but only yes, it can be done - and I hope it will be.

If Nikon introduces this lens, I'll sell my 14-24/2.8 and replace it with this 10-18/4 and 17-35/2.8 - this should be a fantastic (ultra) WA combo!

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GuillaumeF Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

Woops ...

I misread the aperture !

Forgive me !

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Bobby Handal Veteran Member • Posts: 5,462
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wow, really interesting, full frame. Posted by Jeff C ?? it must be real !!!

Wow, we would need a new bag for that huge thing !!!

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ajmeeker Contributing Member • Posts: 889
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Looks cool, but completely fake, the "coffee table shot" looks bad and there is no reason why an f/4 lens like that would be that big. Just look at tokina's 11-16 f/2.8.

noirdesir Forum Pro • Posts: 12,543
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ajmeeker wrote:

Looks cool, but completely fake, the "coffee table shot" looks bad
and there is no reason why an f/4 lens like that would be that big.
Just look at tokina's 11-16 f/2.8.

You seemed to missed that this lens does not sport the DX label (ie, would be an FX lens, if it existed).

John_of_LA Senior Member • Posts: 2,058
uh oh...

jeff-c has spoken again!

Too bad it's not super-wide DX prime I really wish. However, 10mm on FX would be a good reason for upgrade. Wonder about the FOV and distortion perf, of course, if it is true... finger crossed

mikiev Senior Member • Posts: 1,092
Hoping its real

coudet wrote:

That's either real or the best PS job I've seen.

Agreed.

Just bought a D700, last week, and would like to see what 10-18mm looks like on FX.

Would f/4.0 mean it could be less expensive than the 14-24mm f/2.8 - or would the wider FOV negate any cost savings?

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jbonzo1 New Member • Posts: 18
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Would probably cost $2500+.
I'd rather see 24mm af-s, 35mm af-s and 85mm af-s. All f1.4 and FX, of course.

nuudl3s New Member • Posts: 18
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I agree that it is either true or an amazing PP job.

I have 1 question though: the markings are very close to equally far apart for even mm increments, is this possible? On most lenses this is not the case (i.e. not linear zooming), but for example the 12-24 nikkor is very close to linear if you look at the markings.

If this is true this would be amazing! 10mm on a full frame body is crazy wide!! Apart from fooling round is 10mm even usable? Anyone done the maths on how big your FOV would be? I quickly checked: its 121degrees on the X axis and 100 degrees on the Y axis (at 10mm), compare this with 103 and 80 for the 14-24 set at 14mm - which is already crazy wide. And i agree with one of the earlier posts: keeping distortions in check would be the real challenge!

I hope they make this! Just because it would be amazing - probably cost the same as the 14-24 though, just because its so wide!

brunobarolo Senior Member • Posts: 1,051
If true, what a waste of R+D resources!

For which purpose is 14mm not wide enough?

There is quite a number of lenses which are much more important to be developed, the f4 zooms, the fast AF-S primes, the 80-400 AF-S, and some more. I hope it's not true!

nuudl3s New Member • Posts: 18
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jbonzo1 wrote:

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Would probably cost $2500+.
I'd rather see 24mm af-s, 35mm af-s and 85mm af-s. All f1.4 and FX,
of course.

Why not your lenses AND the 10-18? Whats wrong with the current 85/1.4?

Also, at $2500+ there is probably a lot of people who would buy this.

I would like to rather see a 14-24/4 FX rather than this - it should take filters and be a lot cheaper and lighter than the 14-24/2.8, but equally sharp and distortion free (ok, maybe a little less sharp would be fine - the wider you go the less differentiation between f/2.8 and f/4 - therefore slightly less sharp would be fine as long as it is cheaper)

We can probably mention another 15-20 lenses we would like to see though!

Bob GB Senior Member • Posts: 1,681
Re: AF-S NIKKOR 10-18mm 1:4G ED ?

If this lens is real and linear on FX it means:

AF-S 10-18mm f/4 and angle of view 130 - 100 degrees!

canterel Contributing Member • Posts: 629
Re: If true, what a waste of R+D resources!

10-18 will be great for architecture... in fact with a D3x and this lens out there, i think they would pretty much corner that market, at least at the high end.

i agree that there are other lenses we need to see soon, but i think to the extent it's possible this kind of innovation should be the priority. this is what builds the brand. from both a business and a photographic standpoint, this is a great move.

brunobarolo wrote:

For which purpose is 14mm not wide enough?

There is quite a number of lenses which are much more important to be
developed, the f4 zooms, the fast AF-S primes, the 80-400 AF-S, and
some more. I hope it's not true!
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