Some new Nikon lens rumors have crept up this past week. Over on a DSLR Google Group, one user has claimed to have a solid Nikon insider source that he’s known for 10 years. Word is that Nikon is dropping 4 telephoto lenses, which will likely come at PMA 2009 if at all.
The rumored lenses are as follows:
Nikkor AF-S VR-II 200mm f1.8D
Nikkor AF-S VR-II 300mm f2D
Nikkor AF-S VR-II 400mm f2.5D
Nikkor AF-S VR-II 70-200mm f2.5D
I halfway expect an updated 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens at PMA because there were strong hints of a replacement last year prior to Photokina. However, the f/2.5 maximum aperture in the specs above gives me a little pause on the legitimacy of this poster’s source. Regardless of this spec, I’m still optimistic that Nikon will produce a replacement to the current 70-200mm VR lens.
Stay tuned to Photography Bay as we get closer to PMA 2009 for the latest news and rumors.