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Living in China , with their huge population of newly made mega-rich (some of which are fanatical bird togs), I can state unequivocally that the price tag would hardly even register - they can easily (and I've seen it many times) spend that a night on dinner with friends. I'm sure there is a huge market for it here. For the rest of us mere mortals without those 000000s on our bank balances it will merely be a dream lens such as mega-cars like a Ferrari or Aston Martin are for many of us


Jan 29, 2013 at 09:01 AM
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p.2 #2 · Nikon announced 18-35mm and 800mm F/5.6 lenses


Canon sells a 1000mm f/7.1 for $13,250?


Jan 29, 2013 at 09:23 AM
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niXer wrote:
Canon sells a 1000mm f/7.1 for $13,250?

Canon sells a 1120mm f/8 for $14,000.



Jan 29, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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Frogfish wrote:
Living in China , with their huge population of newly made mega-rich (some of which are fanatical bird togs), I can state unequivocally that the price tag would hardly even register - they can easily (and I've seen it many times) spend that a night on dinner with friends. I'm sure there is a huge market for it here. For the rest of us mere mortals without those 000000s on our bank balances it will merely be a dream lens such as mega-cars like a Ferrari or Aston Martin are for many of us

Most of them can't read/write/speak English either.



Jan 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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Frogfish wrote:
Living in China , with their huge population of newly made mega-rich (some of which are fanatical bird togs), I can state unequivocally that the price tag would hardly even register - they can easily (and I've seen it many times) spend that a night on dinner with friends. I'm sure there is a huge market for it here. For the rest of us mere mortals without those 000000s on our bank balances it will merely be a dream lens such as mega-cars like a Ferrari or Aston Martin are for many of us


dolina wrote:
Most of them can't read/write/speak English either.


Surprisingly enough there's not much call for it here. I just wonder how on earth they manage to get by.



Jan 29, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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p.2 #6 · Nikon announced 18-35mm and 800mm F/5.6 lenses


Let us se the street price, Nikon 600mm is 5000USD cheaper than the Canon 600mm in for example Sweden




Jan 29, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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ntv369 wrote:
why anybody should spend $ 18,000 instead of $13,250 for Canon ?


Heh for almost the same money as this new Nikon 800, you can get the Canon and the accessory 1Dx body to go with it



Jan 29, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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p.2 #8 · Nikon announced 18-35mm and 800mm F/5.6 lenses


Has anyone checked to see if B&H has opened up the preorder window for the 800 yet.


Jan 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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p.2 #9 · Nikon announced 18-35mm and 800mm F/5.6 lenses


I know MTF charts aren't the be-all, end-all, but if you're asking why the Nikon might cost more than the Canon, this is at least food for thought:

Nikon:


Canon:



Jan 29, 2013 at 01:45 PM
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While I'm nowhere near being able to buy this, I'll certainly give it a rent/NPS loaner.
This would rock for Airshows.



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dolina wrote:
Most of them can't read/write/speak English either.



and maybe just maybe you may have to learn Chinese in the future



Jan 29, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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p.2 #12 · Nikon announced 18-35mm and 800mm F/5.6 lenses


I actually played with one at this year's CES show. It's an impressive lens and focuses quickly, handles nice, although I would not want to try to handhold it. 18K is a LOT though - a 600mm and 1.7TC gets you to the same place as the 800 and it's TC for a lot less cash. Still, I'd love to have one


Jan 29, 2013 at 02:13 PM
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The electromagnetic diaphragm is interesting, looks like they might be shifting away from the lever operated aperture.

It opens up a number of questions, of course... will any current bodies be compatible with a firmware upgrade (i.e. is it using the same number of electrical contacts)? I have to assume the lens has an aperture lever for legacy compatibility?

More importantly, is this lens really the 800mm f/5.6G AF-S VR ED IF N SIC FL E? Could we please squeeze a few more letters in there?



Jan 29, 2013 at 02:28 PM
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Steve Perry wrote:
I actually played with one at this year's CES show. It's an impressive lens and focuses quickly, handles nice, although I would not want to try to handhold it. 18K is a LOT though - a 600mm and 1.7TC gets you to the same place as the 800 and it's TC for a lot less cash. Still, I'd love to have one


A nikon 70-300VR on a Nikon 1 gets you to the same place with larger aperture.... I dont think that the purpose of the 800mm is to simply get there. I guess that the final outcome also counts in the equation.



Jan 29, 2013 at 02:58 PM
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Javier Munoz wrote:
A nikon 70-300VR on a Nikon 1 gets you to the same place with larger aperture.... I dont think that the purpose of the 800mm is to simply get there. I guess that the final outcome also counts in the equation.


Yes, but a V1 isn't in the same league as say a D4 or D800 either. My point is that I think the quality would be very similar with a 600 + 1.7 as it would with an 800 and it's TC on an FX body. However, as I mentioned, I'd still love to have the 800!



Jan 29, 2013 at 03:03 PM
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Given the MTF charts, I'd be pretty surprised if the 600 + 1.7 had similar image quality.

Now, we might be into the area of splitting hairs - obviously we won't know until the 800 is available (and again, I know MTF isn't the final word, but it's what we have to go on now) - but the 800 + 1.25x teleconverter registers better on the MTF chart than the bare 600mm lens...



Jan 29, 2013 at 03:11 PM
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p.2 #17 · Nikon announced 18-35mm and 800mm F/5.6 lenses


MrDouble wrote:
Why would anyone buy this over already excellent 16-35 f4?


It costs less, is lighter weight and is smaller.



Jan 29, 2013 at 03:11 PM
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Steve Perry wrote:
Yes, but a V1 isn't in the same league as say a D4 or D800 either. My point is that I think the quality would be very similar with a 600 + 1.7 as it would with an 800 and it's TC on an FX body. However, as I mentioned, I'd still love to have the 800!


If the MTFs that nikon released are true I am not sure that the 600+1.7x combo would get you anywhere close. Still, I also think that this lens is more a "we-the-best" lens that would serve a tiny fraction of the market rather than a regular product.



Jan 29, 2013 at 03:13 PM
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p.2 #19 · Nikon announced 18-35mm and 800mm F/5.6 lenses


Danner wrote:
It costs less, is lighter weight and is smaller.


Plus it is a "kit-able" lens.



Jan 29, 2013 at 03:15 PM
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p.2 #20 · Nikon announced 18-35mm and 800mm F/5.6 lenses


Indeed, that's a breathtaking price for the 800VR, but consider it comes with a dedicated TC. Also consider Canon is rumoured to be updating it's own 800L to the MKII design, which no doubt will come in at a much higher price point as well.

Just put it all down to inflation.



Jan 29, 2013 at 03:22 PM
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