The Lens You Wish Nikon Made

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EKB Regular Member • Posts: 323
The Lens You Wish Nikon Made
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It's the wish-list time of year again, and rather than resurect an old thread I'll start a new one.

What's the one lens you most wish Nikon would introduce? Realistically. Or not realistically, if you prefer.

For me, it would be a 70mm f/1.8 prime (or possibly an f/2 macro). I shoot DX, so it would be a "105mm FX equivalent," and I wouldn't be bothered if Nikon made it as a DX lens, rather than FX.

I already have a 50mm f/1.8D, and I could get an 85mm f/1.8 if I wanted - but I'd like something in-between those two focal lengths.

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JamesErik1971 Regular Member • Posts: 268
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with iMSRPs:

21mm f/1.4g

$2699

135mm f/1.8g

$1699

24-85mm f/2 VR

$2999

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(unknown member) Senior Member • Posts: 1,053
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A new 20mm.

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rcower Senior Member • Posts: 1,393
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Canon mp-e 65

JamesErik1971 Regular Member • Posts: 268
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rcower wrote:

Canon mp-e 65

you do realize the only thing "special" about that lens is the collapsible extension tube, right?

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ExposureMeter
ExposureMeter Senior Member • Posts: 1,792
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18mm f/2.8 AF-S

200mm f/4 Micro VR AF-S

These would round out my lenses.

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Stacey_K
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 8,913
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20 or 21mm f2.8 AFS

135mm f2 AFS

180mm f2.8 AFS/VR

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Stacey

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clarnibass Senior Member • Posts: 2,089
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AFS 135mm f/2 (for a price that is worth it to me).

Wellington100 Forum Pro • Posts: 11,762
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EKB wrote:

It's the wish-list time of year again, and rather than resurect an old thread I'll start a new one.

What's the one lens you most wish Nikon would introduce? Realistically. Or not realistically, if you prefer.

For me, it would be a 70mm f/1.8 prime (or possibly an f/2 macro). I shoot DX, so it would be a "105mm FX equivalent," and I wouldn't be bothered if Nikon made it as a DX lens, rather than FX.

I already have a 50mm f/1.8D, and I could get an 85mm f/1.8 if I wanted - but I'd like something in-between those two focal lengths.

A f2 24mm DX lens

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ceaiu Regular Member • Posts: 118
Re: The Lens You Wish Nikon Made

Realistically:
Sigma 35-70mm f1.8 DC

Not realistically:
Nikon 18mm f1.8 DX
Nikon 35mm f1.4 DX
Nikon 70mm f1.8 DX

NTNphoto Regular Member • Posts: 238
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Another vote for a 135mm f/2 AFS

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ForeignerOnEarth Regular Member • Posts: 224
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Nikkor AF-S DX 24mm f/1.6G  (much cheaper than FX 24/1.4)

Nikkor AF-S DX 24mm f/2G  (cheap, small)

Nikkor AF-S DX 16mm f/2G

Nikkor AF-S DX 70mm f/1.6G

Nikkor AF-S DX 60-240mm f/2.5-4G  VR

Nikkor AF-S DX 16-55mm f/2.8G VR

Nikkor AF-S DX 16-85mm f/4G VR

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whoosh1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,739
An FX 16-80mm similar to the new 80-400

Can be a variable aperture but should be similar in build quality and at least the optical performace as the new 80-400 (so a price of $2700 would be  OK given the utility of super wide to medium telephoto range).

other welcome additions would be a 17mm prime lens of great image quality and reasonable price and a reasonably lightweight 500mm f/5.6.

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(unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 118
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20-21mm small landscape
16-18mm small landscape
35mm 1.8g

jmiller1948
jmiller1948 Contributing Member • Posts: 950
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... it's Christmas time:

Nikkor AF-S 10-500 mm zoom, f/2.8 that only weighs 1 pound, has great resolution at all focal lengths, no distortion, and sells for $500!  Surely somebody can do that on a 3-D printer.

(No, I'm not holding my breath.)

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digitallollygag Contributing Member • Posts: 991
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16-70 f/4 DX. That's a 24-105 FX equivalent.

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Shotcents
Shotcents Veteran Member • Posts: 4,472
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It's time to replace the 24-70 2.8 and add VR.

It'll soon be time to replace the 70-200 VRII and PLEASE fix the focus breathing. Some of us actually want something close to the focal range printed on the box!

It's too late to fix the 80-400 AF-S with its almost comical drop to something like 260mm at close focus and rarely at 400mm except at infinity. So I'm wishing someone else would step up and properly replace the 80-400 AF-D. I'll even pay a Nikon price for it. If only Nikon knew how many have skipped this lens over the breathing. Not everyone is shooting owls from 1000 yards.

300mm F4 Af-S but I hate waisting a wish on it as it'll be here very soon.

135mm 1.8 AF-S DC (it'll never happen.)

Robert

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(unknown member) Veteran Member • Posts: 3,441
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What's the one lens you most wish Nikon would introduce?

None, the Nikon Lenses are to Expensive and/or have not good IQ like Bokeh and more...

OP EKB Regular Member • Posts: 323
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ceaiu wrote:

Realistically:
Sigma 35-70mm f1.8 DC

Not realistically:
Nikon 18mm f1.8 DX
Nikon 35mm f1.4 DX
Nikon 70mm f1.8 DX

Interesting: I'd have swapped the "realistically" and "not realistically" tags. I had a go-around a while back about whether a 35-70 f/1.8 DX could be made at a practical size and cost. The other guy thought it couldn't, and I felt that it could - but I might have been wrong.

OTOH, the existence of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DX shows that an 18mm f/1.8 DX prime is possible, the existence of the various 35mm f/1.4 FX lenses show that a 35mm f/1.4 DX is possible, and the existence of the various 50mm and 85mm f/1.4 and f/1.8 lenses strongly suggest that a 70mm f/1.8 DX is possible, all at something resembling a reasonable price, size, and weight.

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axcentphoto
axcentphoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,392
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The Nikon 24-70 VR ( yes VR ).

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