Two new Nikon lenses!

The latest announcement from Nikon is that they are introducing two new pro lenses!  This comes just in time for me as I was starting to really crave a high quality, wide angle, fast, prime lens.  I’m not picky or anything!

With my Nikon 50mm f/1.4D being my most used lens, I often wish for something a bit wider but just as fast.  When Nikon announced the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX, I really thought I’d have to pull the trigger.  While I’m sure it’s a great lens (the reviews have been really favorable), I’m a bit put off by the DX designation in case I were to ever go full frame.  What’s more, it’s not really what I would call wide on a DX sensor.

Today, Nikon announced that they will be offering a AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G.  Talk about the perfect lens for my shooting style!  Unfortunately, the price tag is well out of my reach at $2199.  Oh well!  Still, it looks perfect and will be available in late March, 2010.

The other lens that Nikon is releasing here at the end of February is much more affordable at $1259.  Still out of my price range, but more reasonable.  This lens, the AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR fills a gap that many photographers were complaining about.  A relatively wide angle zoom with vibration reduction.  I can see this being a great walk around lens!

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