New lens releases

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by joseph_gledhill, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. When a new lens is announced that you want do you purchase it as soon as it is released or wait in the hope that the same lens a year later will give a better performance? I want to buy the soon to be released AF-S 85mm 3.5 and just wandered if there were any issues with new lenses. Many thanks.
  2. why not wait until there's some testing done by credible reviewers, and some real-world feedback on the lens before making a substantial investment? if you need a lens that covers a certain focal length and can't wait, buy a lens that's already got a track record. if you still insist on buying a lens right out of the gate, and it turns out to be unsuitable, you'll end up having to turn around and sell it. if that isn't a problem for you, go ahead. personally, i'd give it some time. not only will you have a better idea what you're getting, but once the initial demand for the "latest thing" subsides, you'll probably pay substantially less money.
  3. I always wait until there's a small handful of reviews to buy a lens. I've bought several "new" lenses. The 18-200 had good reviews (for what I wanted), and so did the Tokina 11-16 and the Nikon 35mm f1.8.
    Wait for real review.
  4. I want to buy the soon-to-be-released AF-S 28mm f/2.0. Really.
  5. I never am the first to buy anything new. I want others to discover and work out the bugs. I have zero interest in a 28mm f2. I already have the Sigma 30mm f1.4. Nikon was too late, and I'm very happy with it and it's f1.4 speed.
    Kent in SD
  6. I tend not to be the chump at the front of the line with the big wallet. I'd rather know what others think of a product. But, if it is a cheap enough lens, happens to be available, and I'm interested in it, I'll buy it and try it.
  7. I like to wait for a test or two and a few user reviews. If I can't wait I'll get it if it's a Nikon, Sigma, or Tamron because I've learned to trust their quality.

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