While our smartphones may have 16 megapixel cameras for the wonderful “selfie”, we can’t forget those who spend thousands of dollars for the perfect shot (and I mean crystal clear quality that obliterates the “selfie”). As it turns out, three of Nikon’s lenses have been leaked to the public via Japanese website Digicame-Info.
You may have to translate the page, but all the information is pretty clear. And from what the site has divulged, each of three lenses are expected to be released at the end of August and mid September. It has also been speculated that Nikon may be close to announcing their release. While they’re set for a release in Japan, it’s not known when these lenses will be released to the rest of the world.
But let’s take a look at what has been leaked.
The first lens is the Nikon AF-s 24-70 mm f/2.8E ED. It’s an ED aspherical lens, is VR (Vibration Reduction) mechanism mounted, and is set to be released August 27. Price tag is a whopping $2,264.
The second lens is the AF-S 24mm f/1.8G ED. Set to be released on September 17, it’ll have a nano crystal coat, be non-spherical, and will cost around $728.
The final lens is the AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED. Costing about $1,375, the lens is also set to be released on September 17, and has been advertised as a great asset for sports and wildlife photography (it has a sweet telephoto zoom).
It’ll be interesting to see how these lenses will affect Nikon (and who will be willing to buy them). The company is bound to make an announcement soon, especially with the lenses being leaked a little close to their release dates (it’s a month off, but still, close). While we’re waiting, any Nikon users here? What are your thoughts on the lenses? Let me know in the comments below.