New Lenses Here - Just In
Dang, we're hot this morning.
New Nikon lenses are here and on the desk in front of me.
The 18-300 mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR II is the big -range DX lens that steps on from the 18-200 mm VR II that we have known and loved for years. It is the same shape but a little bigger and a little heavier - and of course stretches out to 300 mm.
This is the focal length for field sports, close surfing, big animal safaris, airshows, car races, hydroplanes, and belly dance shows. Trust me on that. It might be a little wide ranging for a wedding but if it was a dangerous wedding you could stand off further and not be hurt.
Superb Nikon quality with a dust excluding gasket at the back. The new all-purpose field lens.
Number two on the table is the new 24-85 mm f:3.5-4.5G ED VR lens for FX. Here's your all-purpose street lens for the new D800 and D4. Range enough for people and architecture and light enough to hang off your shoulder for the entire day. crank your ISO up to 6400 or more with the new generation of cameras, turn on the VR switch, and head out confidently into the dusk without a tripod. As it is only 72mm filter size you needn't break the bank to put on a circular polarizer, either.
Good times for Nikon shooters.