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The rumor from Finland is: new Nikon 70-200 and 28-70 lenses (or just a software bug)

I reader pointed us to:

http://www.nikon.fi/family/fi_FI/categories/broad/24.html

where mysteriously the 70-200 lens got listed twice - creating space to add a new 70-200 lens or something else?
The same with the 28-70 lens:
Why are those lenses listed twice? Is this just a simple software bug?
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  • Dan

    I’m sure this is just a mistake. There’s no way Nikon would release a new 28-70 when they just released a new 24-70. The 24-70 is the replacement for the 28-70.

  • http://www.pbase.com/jctangney J Tangney

    I for one would love a 24-70 F4 VR and 70-200 F4 VR combo with a D700. So it may not be a mistake.

  • na

    28-70 in black, and 28-70in grey. Simple :DDD

  • Bryan

    What I find interesting is that each link goes to a different page if you view the web address. Each page has the exact same info, but there are two separate pages for it. That’s a weird error.

  • Blog Admin

    That was my point – it is a weird error.

  • Elron

    its the same bug thats on many EU nikon sites, has been there for a year or so. Cant believe thay didn’t fix it at this time.

  • Blog Admin

    It has been there for a year? I cannot believe that! I will check the rest of EU sites.

  • MVK

    Elron’s right. It’s an old bug not a rumor or even a glimpse of a rumor. The 70-200 is a best seller to this day. Unlike Canon, Nikon doesn’t pump out a new lens that is perfectly function just for kicks. And just because JTangney thinks he wants a f/4 28-70, doesn’t give Nikon enough reason to risk cannibalizing their incredibly sharp 24-70 f/2.8 that was JUST announced.

    Must be a really slow news day to consider this a rumor.

  • fotomik

    The 24-70 is definitely NOT going anywhere, but come on now. The Canon 70-200 2.8L IS USM (which by the way totally creamed the AF-S VR in dpreview’s test!) was intorduced in 2001. The 70-200 2.8 USM was introduced in 1995. Compare to Nikon’s 5 different versions of the same lens over the years. I just can’t see how you can justify that comment.
    Although I was just yesterday shooting cars with the oldest of the nikon 80-200’s on my D3. Worked just fine. :D Who needs a Canon anyway.

    BUT the AF-S VR needs an update. 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200, all in Nano Coating Glory? I say bring it on.

  • alfg

    same on italian official distributor site http://www.nital.it

  • MVK

    My comment was at the fact that Canon has 4 versions at the same time (not 5 separate upgrades to a single lens). Nikon, unlike Canon, has never been big on producing several versions of the same lens. (f/4, f/2.8, f/4 IS, f/2.8 IS.) Which was my point — it doesn’t make sense that they’d produce a 70-200 f/4 right now when there are so many different lenses that haven’t been updated and the 70-200 saw an update in 2003.

    I’m also aware of the 70-200 test and in all fairness, I would never say Canon has unsharp or bad glass. I just meant that Canons marketing strategy has historically been much different from Nikons and I don’t see Nikon deviating from that right now.

  • Mike

    THey have grey and black versions…

    no big deal..

  • Diogo

    Same “mistake” in the Portuguese web page.

    http://www.nikon.pt/family/pt_PT/categories/broad/24.html

  • Christer

    Yeah, it’s been there a very long already. When i bought a 70-200mm about a year ago I checked the site for info, and it was like that then also.

  • Nicolas

    Regarding the 70-200, we had the same bug on the Nikon web-site for months…

    It was not the only lens that had this problem:

    One text was in French (or German, remember we speak 4 different languages in Switzerland) and the other same lens had its text in English…

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