The Nikon version of the famous 70-200mm f/4L IS from Canon is expected to arrive next week – just in time for PhotoPlus 2012. Nikon Rumors received word that the lens will be the first to feature Nikon’s next-gen VR system.
Given that the Canon equivalent runs $1350 at retail, I’d say that would be a good starting point to look toward for the Nikon lens – possibly up to $1400 or $1500.
Stay tuned for all the news from PhotoPlus next week.
Nikon has just announced the addition of two new lenses to NIKKOR DSLR lens lineup, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lenses.
Both lenses should be available later this month. The 18-300mm DX lens retails for $999.95 and the 24-85mm FX lens retails for $599.95.
Also, Nikon announced that total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable-lens reached seventy million at the end of May 2012.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
B&H has a nice deal on the Nikon D3100 with 2 lenses, a 16GB SD card, a bag and Nikon School DVDs for only $743. The lenses are both VR models. The deal is valid through Dec. 10.
I think the D3100 is a great camera and a real bargain with this kit at this price. Check out my earlier Nikon D3100 review.
A lens missing from Nikon’s lineup recently appeared in a published patent application at the USPTO. Canon’s 70-200mm f/4L and 70-200mm f/4L IS lenses have been popular lenses over the past few years. The original f/4L was so popular that Canon decided to make an IS version and keep both lenses in the lineup.
Now, it looks like Nikon will be jumping on this popular lens size… [click to continue…]
I’ve seen two different sources indicate the coming of an updated Nikon 70-200mm VR lens at Photokina. Nikon Rumors published a story yesterday regarding word from a Nikon VP. Additionally, I recently read a quote from Graham Watson (renowned Tour de France photographer and Nikon shooter) as he spoke in a matter of fact way that a replacement 70-200mm lens was coming from Nikon.
The 70-200mm will be replaced in September by a newer version, the ‘N’ series – I can’t wait to get hold of one!
(GW via NR)