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Nikon Announces Two New Lenses

Nikonians rejoice! Nikon has just announced two new lenses: the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED and the AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR.

The new 16-35mm is huge news for full frame Nikon users, as it is the widest FX-format focal range with VR at 16mm. 16mm without a crop factor is pretty darn wide — that’s a wide angle view of 107°!

Nikon’s 24mm is also nothing to overlook for FX and DX users. It joins Nikons array of prime lenses, but boasts the widest aperture in a wide angle lens.

Photographer Bob Krist had one of the first hands-on shooting with both lenses, and he’s got some photos with the 24mm f/1.4G ED on his site.

Both of the new lenses utilize Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (so none of that angry-robot whirring like the f/1.8 nifty 50), a Nano Crystal Coat to reduce internal “ghosting” and flaring, and ED glass. (Confused by all the numbers and letters? Here’s a helpful article: Lens names explained.)

But of course, all this fantastic gear comes at a pretty price. Nikon will release the 16-35mm f/4 later this month, with an estimated price of $1259.95. The 24mm f/1.4 will be available late March 2010 for around $2199.95.

Even if you’re not planning on dropping bills on the new lenses, keep an eye out for quality lens resells. The 24mm f/1.4 will likely effectively replace the comparatively cheap but trusty Nikon 24mm f/2.8, and it’s likely that there will be more DX lenses available on the resell market.


 
  • commatose

    These look awesome. Ye gods, at the prices. How about a giveaway, Michael? :D

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    We'd love to. Have Nikon drop us an email ;-)

  • commatose

    I've dropped them, we'll see what happens. :D

  • http://twitter.com/kandice_shiell kandice_shiell

    Super excited about these lens especially the 24mm but definitely not excited about the price tag! But thanks for pointing out the resale bonus of new lenses hitting the market. I will be checking out kijji for the “old” stuff!

  • http://www.photoblog.com/bergur Bergur

    I love you, commatose!

    There were some rumours about a 50 mm F/1.2 which would have been swell, but these aren't any worse!

    I'm in desperate need of a FX body…
    Hey, here's an idea: How about a D3 giveaway? :)

  • http://isingers.info/ Matias Singers

    A giveaway would be great ;) *hint* *hint*
    The resell market tip was great and I'll definitely keep an eye out. By the way you guys should really do an article about great places to find used lenses maybe even vintage – online sites etc.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Great suggestion! Thanks for the tip =)

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    Super excited about these lens especially the 24mm but definitely not
    excited about the price tag! But thanks for pointing out the resale
    bonus of new lenses hitting the market. I will be checking out kijji
    for the “old” stuff!