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 Post subject: New Nikon Lens
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:00 pm 
Nikon just anounced the Nikon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 VR.

I think they should have just made it a faster lens, like say a constant 2.8 or something like 2.8-4 since it is a kit lens.

http://www.europe-nikon.com/press_room/ ... pe_index=2


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:14 pm 
Thats cool. I wonder if it will be the new kit lens for the D40.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:46 pm 
Yay?

I agree with Nathan..


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:42 am 
I wonder why they didn't make the 18-70mm kit lens a VR model?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:02 am 
Great find Nathan. I'm hoping for a 18-135VR. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:00 am 
Maybe f/2.8 isn't possible, due to the size (internal geometry) of the lens?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:41 pm 
In any case, 2.8f lenses are usually quite expensive, and thus, such apertures are unlikely to be found in kit lenses, AFAIK, the most luminous kit lens in the nikon lineup is the 3.5-4.5f 18-70mm, it starts and 3.5 same as the 18-55 but it's almost 1 stop brigher at the end (which is 15mm further). And the Nikkor 18-70mm is regarded as one of the best kit lenses in the market from any manufacturer (Too bad that no announcement have been made about the addition of VR to this lens).

In any case, the 18-55mm is a nice little and light lens for general purpose shooting, if it keeps its optical quality with the adition of VR it would be a most welcome improvement.

Just think of the huge success of the 55-200 VR. It must be said though that VR is not as critical IMHO in shorter focal lengths, but hey, much better having it than not.

Bye


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