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!
Related Reading (external):
- Nikon: AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G Announcement
- Nikon: AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Announcement
- Announcement on PDN Gear Guide