Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon has announced a new lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR. Pretty new for Nikon: a VR II (vibration reduction) in a wide angle lens.

Nikon interview: more new lenses to come

Dpreview has an interesting interview with Nikon managers, mostly about the new AF-S 35/1.8 but also featuring a few interesting statements:

“It’s about price, size and weight. We wanted this to be a lens for the entry-level. If we’d tried to make an FX 35mm F1.4 it might cost €1400, rather than €200, and we wanted to make sure it was an affordable lens.”

This is not the last lens announcement we’ll be making this year.

New Nikon prime: AF-S 35/1.8 DX

Nikon has announced a new DX lens, one of the long awaited new primes: AF-S 35/1.8, a completely new design for DX format cameras like D40, D40X, D60, D300…

See a sample gallery from Dpreview.

New primes from Nikon?

Nikon Australia has listed the Nikon AF 85/1.4 lens as, I quote

out of production, discontinued or no longer available in your country”

I hope that this is a sign for the announcement of some very good new primes…

Shop staff confirms new NIKKOR AF-S 50/1.4G

According to this German forum post a shop employee has confirmed that a new Nikon AF-S 50/1.4 G is already listed in the purchasing list and will be officially announced in September.