Nikon announced several new lenses today –

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens

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  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • ASP/ED, AS, ED, and HRI Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Fluorine Coated Front and Rear Elements
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus, Manual Focus Override
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The 24-70 range is extremely versatile for wedding, event and general photography. And while 3rd party manufacturers have offered a 24-70 f/2.8 with VR or VC in Tamron’s case it hasn’t been met with the greatest enthusiasm. Now we have what looks like a fantastic lens from Nikon – the only downsides? Price and Weight.

$2,396.95

Preorder from B&H Photo Video. Shipping August 27th

 

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens

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  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/32
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction with Sport Mode
  • Internal Focus, Manual Focus Override
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

$1,396.95

Fixed f/5.6- I expect this to be very sharp but it weighs more than the Tamron 150-600 f/5-f/6.3 which offers a little more range (at both ends) and is cheaper.  So how much sharper is the big question. We also need to put it up against the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary which is very similar to the Tamron.

Preorder from B&H Photo Video. Shipping September 17th

 

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Lens

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  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Rear Focus System; Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

$746.95

Pay $100 more and get the Sigma f/1.4, it is a fantastic lens with 9 aperture blades vs 7 in the Nikon, not that that makes a big difference but I expect the Sigma is still going to come out on top and offers the faster max aperture.

Preorder from B&H Photo Video. Shipping September 17th

 




B&H Photo has a list of Everything Announced at CES 2017

 Gibbon Falls in Yellowstone. Yesterday was our last day in Yellowstone and we made it out to my favorite tree in my favorite valley again - see the cloud shot on the FB page as our #mondaymorningshare http://photorec.tv/fb On our way back we stopped at Gibbon Falls ~ Captured with the #SonyAlpha #A7Rii + #CanonLens #2470mm via #SigmaPhoto MC-11 adapter and using Nisi 10 Stop ND Filter for a 20 second shutter speed.
 Old Faithful visitor center is a sharp looking building. Photographed a few minutes after #oldfaithful went off - Only in the winter is a desert shot like this possible. ~ Captured with the #SonyAlpha #A7Rii + #CanonLens #70200mm via #SigmaPhoto MC-11 adapter
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