Monday, January 28, 2008

New Nikon 16-85 DX VR, PC-E and Macro lenses!

As rumored and leaked and pre-leaked, Nikon has announced a new trio of lenses!

Meet the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

  • Very versatile 24mm to 127mm equivalent range on the Nikon-mount DX DSLRs (all Nikon and Fuji, except for the Nikon D3 as of right now)
  • VR is a must given that Sony, Pentax, and Olympus are offering sensor shift image stabilization
  • Just 17oz!
  • Price: $650 (March 2008), available for pre-order at Amazon. Also available for pre-order at Adorama.

    Meet the PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED
  • More details at dpreview
  • dpreview mentions that there's also a development notice for two more PC-E lenses (45mm and 85mm)
  • Price: $1930 (Spring 2008)

    Meet the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
  • this is a 35mm full frame lens (FX)
  • 90mm equivalent when used on the DX DSLRs (all Nikon and Fuji except for the D3)
  • Price: $670 (March 2008), available for pre-order at Amazon.

    Web coverage of the new lenses
  • Ryan Brenizer's Amazon blog on all the new Nikon releases
  • dpreview (16-85 DX VR AF-S)
  • dpreview (PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED)
  • dpreview (AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED)
  • dcresource
  • Nikon USA press releases
  • Let's Go D
  • dpnow
  • Imaging Resource

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