Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Launches, Priced at $220

We have been waiting for this news since Nikon posted its new AF-S 50mm lens on its website and then removed it last week.  Finally, the lens has been officially unveiled (permanently this time) and it’s got a decent price point of $220.  All I can say is that it’s about time!

The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens should be available beginning on June 16, 2011.  You can watch for availability on Amazon (update: pre-order up on Amazon), B&H Photo and Adorama.

More details in the official press release from Nikon below. [Read more...]

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Lens . . . It’s About Time!

If there has ever been demand for a company to produce a single lens, it’s the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens.  Ever since the Nikon D40 came out (with it’s lack of AF motor), Nikon users have been clamoring for something to replace the staple 50mm f/1.8D lens.  Heck, I even wrote an open letter to Nikon last year pleading for this lens with a built-in AF motor.

And, finally, it appears that they have. [Read more...]

4 New Nikon Lenses: 55-300mm VR – 28-300mm VR – 24-120mm VR – 85mm f/1.4

Nikon has announced the following 4 new lenses:

  1. AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR – B&H Photo / Amazon
  2. AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR – B&H Photo / Amazon
  3. AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR – B&H Photo / Amazon
  4. AF-S 85mm f/1.4G – B&H Photo / Amazon

All of these new lenses should be available in September 2010.  More details on each lens below. [Read more...]