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Nikon announces the 18-35 f/3.5-4.5, 800 f/5.6 and 1.25 TC


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#1 Jan Anne

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:45

http://www.dpreview....D-Teleconverter

http://imaging.nikon...5g_ed/index.htm

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I'm kind of excited about the new zoom as it's the perfect hiking companion with it's lightweight (385gr) and very nice ultra wide to 35mm zoom range, should work great in combination with a fast 50 or 60 macro for a versatile and lightweight hiking set.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:14

You want light weight hiking wide angle? Olympus OMD plus 9-18mm. ;)

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:34

You want light weight hiking wide angle? Olympus OMD plus 9-18mm. ;)


Light weight? Sure, go for that 800mm in the dpreview article Jan Anne linked to :)
Means you just need to hop out of the car, without hiking and you'll be able to take the same photos without the need to hike at all :P

I'm just kidding of course.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:37

I'm not ready yet to give up the optical viewfinder nor the FX format :D

If mirrorless goes FX I might have another looksee.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:07

Having an FX mirrorless would kind of defeat the whole purpose of light weight. Compare the ridiculously over sized lenses of the NEX system to those of the m43 system and you'll begin to question the need for FX where m43 will do the job just as well without killing your shoulders and other tendons (I am still experiencing aches and pains from years of carrying heavy bags and rigs around).

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:09

The dedicated TC for 800mm looks very interesting. And 800mm has almost a flat line MTF!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:49

Very interesting looking TC that little 1.25, looks like the front element is more or less flush with the front bayonet...

Thanks for the heads up JA :)

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:49

The 800/5.6 is designated "E". Does that mean that the aperture is electronically controlled, like on the PC-E lenses?

Edit: Same question applies, I guess, for the 1.25x TC.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:55

Having an FX mirrorless would kind of defeat the whole purpose of light weight. Compare the ridiculously over sized lenses of the NEX system to those of the m43 system and you'll begin to question the need for FX where m43 will do the job just as well without killing your shoulders and other tendons (I am still experiencing aches and pains from years of carrying heavy bags and rigs around).

Don't completely agree. The new 24 mpix Leica M shows that a mirrorless Nikon FX format the size of an FM2 is feasible. Use it with small fixed focals and you have something much more lightweight than D3/D4 series with f/2.8 pro zooms. Though that would be a great improvement, it won't beat m43 in the weight deparment. Nikon could do that at a much more favourable price than Leica will ever do.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:01

So far as I'm aware, the new 800/5.6 is the first Nikkor lenses ever sold "for the public" that uses fluoride glass, except for the UV NIkkor 105/4.5.

Using the 800/5.6 with its dedicated teleconverter on a Nikon 1 body via FTI yeilds the FOV of the equiv. of 2700mm!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:18

So far as I'm aware, the new 800/5.6 is the first Nikkor lenses ever sold "for the public" that uses fluoride glass, except for the UV NIkkor 105/4.5.


Guess Nikon has learnt from Canon's range of super teles which probably are the best.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:49

So far as I'm aware, the new 800/5.6 is the first Nikkor lenses ever sold "for the public" that uses fluoride glass, except for the UV NIkkor 105/4.5.


Apparently the new Sigma 120-300/2.8 has two FLD (flourite) elements in it as well as what they call a SLD element. Looks like things are getting interesting on the lens design front! :)

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:59

That would make a change (or not), because the 800VR is less heavy than the 600VR, has more reach and brings a dedicated TC.
Question is; should it be the birds lens? Well, from one very known bird photographer the 800 is very good but looses in versatility and weight vs the new long lenses (much lighter) from Canon. So, after these lighter ones comes out the 800 lost ground.

Knowing nothing more about it, I should say that the new 800VR will tear lost of hearts... :D

And be aware of what tripod to use with it...

Edited by PedroS, 29 January 2013 - 11:00 .

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:23

Apparently the new Sigma 120-300/2.8 has two FLD (flourite) elements in it as well as what they call a SLD element. Looks like things are getting interesting on the lens design front! :)


Dallas this is interesting.
I though those who suggested the optics would be identical to the original version
were wrong, how else could they justify such a massive increase in price!
Hoping Sigma looks at their longer glass, most of which is well due an update.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:52

And be aware of what tripod to use with it...


Also, beware the flimsy tripod collar which our beloved Fierce Bear of the North would roar at. :devil:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:57

Apparently the new Sigma 120-300/2.8 has two FLD (flourite) elements in it as well as what they call a SLD element. Looks like things are getting interesting on the lens design front! :)


Dallas, I would think the FLD is still a sort of SLD whose dispersion is "as low as that of fluoride". The glass used in the new 800/5.6 seems to genuine (tough artificial, of course) fluoride.

That said, it should be safe to say that the advanced technology makes these highly special glasses more common.

By the way, does the near perfect MTF chart suggest that it is diffraction limited?

Edited by Akira, 29 January 2013 - 12:01 .

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:24

the 800mm out of reach for me :prankster:
the 18-35 interesting maybe get rid of the 14-24

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:16

the 800mm out of reach for me :prankster:
the 18-35 interesting maybe get rid of the 14-24


I have no need for the 800mm (thank Goodness - $12,000.00 saved!) but I will probably have to try the 18-35 in my search for a WA zoom which is sharp in the corners (I do not want a 14-24).
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:19

Isn't the 16-35 AFS good enough?
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:45

For anyone who hasn't already seen it, Leon Neal was given the new 800mm to try out last summer and published a number of examples from the London Olympics etc:
http://www.leonneal....=800mm&x=14&y=8

I can't find the original thread on his website and this one displays slightly strangely on my work browser. If you click on individual pictures, they display fine.
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