Which lenses do you wish Nikon would make/update?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by mark liddell, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Which lenses do you wish Nikon would make/update (be realistic, no 300mm f/1.4s)? I'll start:

    24-105mm f/4 VR - a canon lens I'd love to have for nikon - very flexible

    35-85 f/2.8 - most people won't go for this but since I don't shoot wider than 35mm I'd rather be able to gain a
    short portrait length - 70mm is too short

    85mm f/1.4 AF-S - we are long overdue for an update of this classic

    70-200 f/4 VR - the 2.8 version is often too big and heavy to carry

    35mm f/1.4 (not a DX version)
  2. 24-120 f/4, as sharp at the 28-105 f/3.5-4.5, or sharper, with VR.
  3. 70-200/4 AF-S VR-II.
  4. Off the top of my head:
    DX: 8-15/2.8 AF-S
    16-70/2.8 AF-S VR
    16/2 or 16-24/2

    24-105/4 AF-S VR
    24-85/2.8-4 AF-S VR
    300/4 AF-S VR
    300-500/4 AF-S VR
    150-300/2.8 AF-S VR
    400/4 AF-S VR
    400/5.6 AF-S VR
    800/5.6 AF-S VR
    100-300/4 AF-S VR
    200-500/4-5.6 AF-S VR
    70-200/4 AF-S VR Micro
    85-135/2 AF-S VR
  5. 80-400 AFS VR
  6. 1. A 50-150mm f/2.8 VR AF-S lens for cropped format (DX) format.
    2. Update the 80-400mm VR with AF-S and improved quality at the long end.
    3. Update the 300mm f/4 AF-S with VR.
    3. A 400mm f/5.6 VR lens.
    4. Update the 17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S with VR.
  7. FX: 24-120 f/4 VR or no VR.
    DX: 17-70 f/4 VR or no VR.
  8. I still yearn for a 50-135/2.8 AF-S VR for FX.
  9. bms


    I agree with
    80-400 or maybe 200-500VR
    85 1.4 AF-S
    300 f/4 VR
  10. Something equivalent to the MP-E65, the only lens I would buy into Canon for.
    70-300 f/2.8
    400 f/4
    500 f/2.8
    And, like Hector, a 50-150 for FX, although Sigma already make one, never actually tried one on Fx to see how it works.
  11. Update 135mm f/2 DC!! (maybe 105mm, too)
    The AF is too front focus with D700 and the Nikon Service Center could not recalibrate, essentially telling me to suck it up. This focus length with fast apperture is kinda missing in the current line-up. I know D3 users have little problem with this lens, but unfortunately not with my D700.
    I would be interested as well in:
    35mm f/1.4 AFS
    300mm f/4 AFS w/VR
  12. 50mm f1.0
    85mm f1.2
    24-135mm f4 N VR would be a nice travel lens. I think Canon's 24-105mm, 105 still little short for travel. Their 28-300mm is just little too crazily big for carry.
  13. Good job Eric.
    Yeah, i would love an AF-S 50mm 1.2
    or an 85mm 1.2
    I think i would buy one right away.
  14. Now there is the 24/1.4 and I am happy :D
    AF gear just get too big, actually gonna hunt for some MF gears. Fast and small and pretend to be a 60yr man like my bro says, lol.
  15. No one has mentioned the 180/2.8? Surely not. It's a great lens that does need an update, and an AF-S version would be terrific. Same goes for the 135/2, which should just be a plain lens like the magnificent Canon 135/2.
  16. I'd be happy with a 100-500/4.5-5.6 VRII. Same optical quality as the latest 70-200/2.8.
  17. Nikon 100-300mm f4 ED AF-S. No, I don't use the expensive VR in long outdoor lenses.
    Nikon 70-200/4 ED AF-S.
    Nikon 17-40/4 ED AF-S.
    All for full frame cameras. Oh, and a Nikon 8mm f2.8 AF-S, so the prices of the original AI and AIS ones will drop!
  18. 85mm 1.8 VR
  19. Seems to be the trend is make everything AFS, VR f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6 for the longers and f/1,4 for the shortest, haha ..
  20. A normal Noct Nikkor, 1.0.
  21. Yeah, I'd love it if Nikon would create a 180 2.8VR AF-S.
  22. AF-S 180/2.8 ED G
  23. DX 16mm f/2.0 AF-S prime
    FX 85mm f/1.8 AF-S VR
    FX 24-120mm f/4 AF-S VR
    FX 80-400mm f/4 AF-S VR
    All perfectly sharp, all (except the 80-400 maybe) at a reasonable cost.
  24. The following need to be updated to AF-S G lenses:
    20mm f2.8
    24mm f2.8
    28mm f2.8
    35mm f2.0
    85mm f1.8/1.4
    80-400mm VR

    Nikon needs AF-S, DX format:
    18mm f3.5
    40mm f2.8 Macro
    60mm f1.8
    The DX lenses should be consumer grade and not cost more than $250.00
  25. At present, really not all that much, but I shoot DX. Nikon's DX line up seems more complete to me than the FX line.
    So for my own needs: 16mm DX prime (would probably end up being f/2.8 to keep it affordable) and a PC-E 16mm would also be very nice (does not have to be DX only).
    The price of the AF-S 24 f/1.4 scares me a bit away from wishing for a AF-S 35 f/1.4. And I just bought an AiS one, so no need for now anyway.
    Would I be shooting FX, then an updated allrounder (24-1xx something, f/3.5-4.5 or constant f/4) seems to be the largest gap.
    For the primes, I do not specifically see the need for quite some of them to be updated to AF-S lenses for the sake of being AF-S. Many are still quite excellent, regardless of age. So, in fact, I guess the 20 f/2.8 and 28 f/2.8 should probably go first, being the relatively weakest links in the chain.
    But the top priority: an update to the 80-400VR.
  26. A 120-300/2.8VR FX would be great. I would dump my 70-200 in a second for it.
    Maybe a new fisheye FX.
    Apart from that ... since the 24 is now out, there is nothing more missing.
    And only 24 and 400 missing from my collection (well, 400 will be missing forever I guess).
  27. AF-S 16-70/2.8 VR II
  28. 28-105/4 AF-S and very sharp (24-105 would be nice, but there are always compromises with a larger range and I want a decent tele-end).
    50-135/2.8 AF-S, VR if it doesn't worsen the other parameters too much.
    A 150 mm f4 macro lens without focusing helicoid, bellows only, macro only. no infinity focus needed (sure this is not going t be popular, but still).
  29. 70-200mm f4 AFS VR
    35mm f1.4 AFS
    85mm f1.4 AFS
  30. Downsizing DX to consumer grade just robs the format of street credit.
    I (dedicated DX digital, FX film user) would like:
    10mm/4 DX
    70-200/4 FX
    An updated 17-55/2.8 DX
  31. 16-85 f/2.8 VR ( DX )
    80-400 f/4 AFS VR ( DX ) or ... ( but I would prefer this one instead the 70-300 ) ..
    70-300 f/2.8 VR ( DX )
    150 ( 180 ) f/2.8 VR macro
    I would not need more than those I think and I will so happy with them.
  32. 85mm f1.2 FX
    35mm f1.2 FX
  33. 28-105/2.8 AF-S VR
    50-150/2.8 AF-S VR DX
    8-16/3.5 VR DX
    16-165/3.5-5.6 VR DX
    85/1.4 VR AF-S
    70-210/4 VR
    20/1.8 AF-S
    20/1.4 AF-S
    28/1.8 AF-S
    28/1.4 AF-S
  34. I would like an update on the 85 1.4 to add VR and the same with the 17-55 (DX) or the 24-70 (FX).
    Of course, in a perfect world I would like a 10-600 1.4 VRII and a small truck to carry it in! LOL.
  35. 17 or 18mm Perspective control TS lens, like Canon have. Then; . . . agree with Charles: FX: 24-120 f/4 VR or no VR. and Mark: I still yearn for a 50-135/2.8 AF-S VR for FX.
    I always had a trouble with my (D700) 24-70/2.8 Most of the time I using on the 24-35 range, and when I need to reach something, a little closer, the 70mm is not enough. Basically the big heavy and long lens (a pig) is useless for me. Most of the time, when I need something longer, I using the D300 with the 135mm f/2 AI-S or, a 105mm/1.8 AI-S. Supper.
    An AF-S 35-135/2.8 VR ( even no VR) would be fantastic. Witch I have in a AI version( 3.5-4.5 ). A sharp lens. And Nikon, please do a one touch push-pull type zoom. Thank you Nikon.
  36. Absolute number one: 135 f2 (I love - and envy - Canon's)
    85 f1.2 or updated 85 f1.4
    So happy 24 1.4 is out! Price is a little steep though...
  37. Any extra wide AF-S lens F2.8. It seems AF-S lenses are in big demand.
  38. 100-300 f/2.8 AF S
    180 f/2.8 AF S
  39. Ironically, Sigma already makes many of the lenses that are being requested above.
  40. Only one - a DX equivilent of the 24-70 f/2.8 !!!
  41. From 35 f2 to 35 f1.4G AF-S
  42. How about a 100-300 micro, constant f4, good at infinity and up close, good with 1.4x converter, first rate tripod collar. Might as well throw in vr, though I really wouldn't need it.
    Then a good dx ultrawide. Something between 10 and 14mm, minimum focusing distance of 6 inches, close- range correction, sharp out to the corners, and flare resistance at least as good as the current 12-24. It doesn't need to be fast, nor does it need vr.
    Of course both would be af-s like all recent lenses. Sigma? Tamron? Tokina? If Nikon wont do it is anyone else listening?
  43. Since the 70-200 2.8 VRII was announced a month after I bought the VR version, we should hear from Nikon any day now that they will be updating the 24-70 2.8.
  44. Wade: I was expecting the announcement of the 85mm f/1.4 AF-S the day after I bought the AFD, thankfully that was 2 years ago now!
  45. DX:
    • compact 14-28 zoom
    • 70mm F1.4
    • 90mm F2.0 VR lens
    • 18mm F2.0
    • 28mm F2.0 AF lens (with 62mm filter thread matching the new 50F1.4G)
    • 105 F1.8 AF VR lens (with 62mm filter thread)
    That's it for me!
  46. 16 - 400 / 1.4 AF-S VR II Micro, weighing not more than 600 grams ....
    well ok, may be in the next life. Meanwhile:
    Some primes:
    105 /1.8 VR portrait lens, 200 or 180 / 2.8 micro, 13/4, 50/1.0, 400 /4 VR
    Some zooms:
    24-105/4 VR II, 14 - 28/2.8,
    Some specials:
    PC-E 16, automatic extension rings
    all that for FX, please!
  47. The 24-70 won't be updated for several more years, if that was a serious post. It was released less than three years ago, and Nikon will likely give five to seven years at the least.
  48. 35/2 or 35/1.4 with AF-S, 28/2 with AF-S and more modern optics, with hopefully reasonable wide open performance and more moderate cost than the 24/1.4.
    105/2 with AF-S, 180/2.8 with AF-S, and 300/4 with VR II. A compact, reasonably priced 400/4 AF-S VR would be fabulous for outdoor concerts and winter sports (easier to handle than the 200-400 zoom).
    18/3.5 PC-E and 135/3.5 PC-E Micro-Nikkor.
  49. Easy: Nikon Series E 75-150/3.5 AF-S VR (with a zoom lock at the 75mm mark)
  50. I`d like to see a 16-35/2.8G without VR if it helps to keep things smaller, and a 24-105/4 with VR... but I`m equally worried about the final size this thing could be. I`m turning timid, lately...
  51. 80-400 VR
  52. 85 mm 1.4 AFS, 105 & 135 mm f2 AFS without DC and 180 mm f2.8 AFS
  53. How about some small pocketable lenses like the 20mm f4,0, 45mm f2,8 and 85mm f2,0 lenses of old? Updated to AF-S (and maybe VR with the 85mm) variants. And SMALL. The thing you slip into your pocket or small bag when travelling and forget until you need it.
    Otherwise I agree about those 70-200mm VR f4,0 and 300mm f4,0 VR lenses- they could have been made years ago and were most probably not produced for marketing reasons, not to hurt sales of the 2,8 variants.
  54. 400/3.5 AFS/VR !
    Auto-extension rings ! (lo--oong over-due!)
  55. As some have commented my vote is some F4.0 lens, a 24-105mm equivalent would be great! Something good quality but cheaper than the 24-70mm as the 24-120mm IMO is fairly poor.
    And VR only adds weight and price.
  56. I'm pretty happy with the 30 or so lenses that I have now.
    But, I'm still shooting film, and my newest camera is an F3HP, so my opinion is probably meaningless to all of the digital folks.
  57. 300mm f4 AFS G VR
    200mm f2.8 AFS G with VR or without
  58. 300mm f4 AFS G VR
    200mm f2.8 AFS G with VR or without
  59. I'd like a high-quality compact 16-35 for my D90.
    Maybe something like the 24-50/3.5-4.5 they used to make.

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