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Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens: “the best 85mm lens in the DxOMark database”

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DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens ($496.95 vs. $1,649 for the f/1.4 version) which received the highest score in the current DxOMark database: “With an Overall DxOMark Lens Metric Score of 35 the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G is the best 85mm lens in the DxOMark database and well exceeds the average DxOMark Overall Score of […]

Nikon AF-S 85mm f1.8G DxOMark test score
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Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens now shipping in the US

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The Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens ($499.95) that was announced with the D4 is currently shipping to dealers in the US. I expect shipping to existing pre-orders to start by the end of this week. Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens MTF chart and lens/construction design:

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Nikon D4 sold out on Amazon in less than an hour, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens still available for pre-order

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Amazon is no longer accepting pre-orders for the Nikon D4. My guess is that they had a limited quantity that sold out in less than an hour. The new AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens is still available for pre-order.

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Nikon D4 announcement in 3-4 hours

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I believe Nikon will announce the Nikon D4, AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens and probably the Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter tonight, around midnight EST. I think the January 10th date on the leaked Wells Fargo article was a mistake.

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Nikon D4: $6,000, Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G: $500

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The first article about the Nikon D4 appeared briefly online today. The article was dated January 10, 2012 – this may be the actual release date to the public. The January 6th press event could just be to introduce the camera to the press. I cannot publish the entire article, but here are some interesting new specs (the […]

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Upcoming Nikon products – all you need to know (recap)

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   A lot of information was reported here in the past 3 months. If you have missed any posts, here is a recap of all upcoming Nikon products: Nikon D800 – already announced 36 MP sensor (7360×4912) 100% viewfinder coverage Improved AF with face recognition – the D800 will still have 51 points AF point CF+SD memory […]

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Nikon D4 and a new lens announcement on January 6th, 2012

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On January 6th, 2012 Nikon will have a major announcement. Expect the Nikon D4 and one new lens (probably AF-S 85mm f/1.8G). Friday is an unusual date for Nikon to introduce new products, but my understanding is that there will be press events scheduled in Las Vegas during the weekend before the PMA show that starts on January 10, […]

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