More? (updated)

Call me crazy, but I think there will be more (personal opinion). Nikon has not updated their lens catalog yet. Usually they do this at the time of the announcement - this is why their web sites go down at midnight (US eastern time) every time when there is a new product.
Nikon USA, I know you are reading this - you have few mistakes on theย AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G site. Email me if you cannot find them.

It is funny that Nikon used a different 50mm 1:1.4 lens image on their Photokina site.

I will also change my opinion about Nikon reps!

Update: Leica pulled another rabbit out of their hat: DSLR like camera with 37 megapixels and 30x45mm sensor (maybe Otoji was a Leica rumor). They just announced a bunch of new products last week, so multiple announcements are not impossible. Check for more.
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  • nikon user

    – Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures smooth, quiet AF operation
    – Focus ring does not rotate in AF operation

  • Steven Sow

    I agree with you, Nikon is starting to reach a point where they realize that they are going to have to update their prime lineup. The days of 4 lenses per year are over, Nikon’s gotta start cranking ’em out.

  • PhotoFreak

    COME ON Nikon 28mm f/1.4

  • richard p

    Indeed. With so many announcements from rivals, Nikon would be foolish to believe that one single lens release would suffice for Photokina 2008.

  • David P

    I don’t think any more are coming – the nikonusa website has a press release claiming the 50mm 1.4 G has been released to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Nikkor optical excellence. Sounds like it’s all we’re getting.

  • Carsten

    Wow. U think that they can specify, develop and produce a new lens within days? Well…

    Personally I hope for a new 85/1.4 to push down the price for used AF-D types ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Anonymous

    nah… this is the anniversary prank. they’ve got loads of new stuf……

    … least I hope so ๐Ÿ™

  • Steven Sow

    Yeah, one lens would make for a crappy anniversary. 75 years? we should be getting a whole slew of new primes…

  • No Nano coating?

  • JR

    come on 24 1.4

  • Steven Sow

    yeah, that would be great if they could one up Canon right after they released their updated 24 1.4

  • Carter

    Fingers crossed…

    And, yeah, you would think they might actually mention the “S” in their new “AFS-S” lens somewhere on the web site.


  • cameron

    you’re going to judge based on one lens? you forgot nikon released these lenses this year…
    -60mm f/2.8G AF-S micro-nikkor ((replaces the old one))
    -24mm f/3.5D PC-E
    -45mm f/2.8D PC-E
    -85mm f/4.5D PC-E ((replaces the old one))
    -18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX
    -50mm f/1.4G AF-S ((replaces the old one))

    are you saying these aren’t enough for you?

  • cameron

    nope… no nano, no ED, no IF ((internal focusing)), no rubber sealing, nothing… just AF-S’d and G’d version of the old 50mm 1.4D AF

  • Daniel

    Focal Length 50mm
    Maximum Aperture 1.4
    Minimum Aperture 16
    Autofocus Yes
    AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) No

    What is up with that? No AF-S?

  • Anonymous

    do you think the new 50mm is made of light metal?

  • Anonymous

    I mean the outer barrel

  • Miriam

    Quote: The present NIKKOR lineup features 60 lenses* that cover a wide range of applications.
    * As of September 22, 2008 (not including Teleconverters)

    In the current lens catalog there are only 58 lenses. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous

    no, 63 with the manual focus lenses…

  • Bendead

    There is a lot of chances…

    It’s nearly 200 gr heavier than the older model

    And it’s 100 gr bellow the Zeiss 35mm f2 full metal

  • Anonymous

    no, just count the lenses on

  • stj

    50mm f1.2 comming?
    Maybe Nikon did not put nano coating and rubber saeling on the 50mm f1.4 model because they want to differentiate it from the 50mm f1.2 waiting in the pipeline?? ๐Ÿ™‚ That would indicate a new “cheap” line and a new pro line of primes. That idea is sweet music in my ears…. ๐Ÿ™‚ I see not other reasons why they would not add these two technologies… Otherwise the new primes might be more cost optimised than I hoped for ๐Ÿ™
    In any case it seems like the flood of primes has started ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully followed by new 24mm, 35mm 85mm, 105mm and 135mm updates. I’m a bit puzzled that they haven’t updated the 200 micro first though, but maybe the design is difficult.

  • Blog Admin

    there are even more mistakes…

  • snk

    From the MTF charts it seems that Nikon’s 50mm 1.4 might not be as sharp as Sigma’s especially towards the edges. Having said that it seems like a cheap upgrade and it really seems that Nikonians will get 50mm 1.2G pretty soon.

  • Nature Photographer

    Dou you think there will be a new 70-200 in near future?
    And what about the D3x/D4?

  • Macindows

    Cmon Nikon D800 with 24MP, same LCD as D300 and Full-HD movie mode with mic jack and inbuilt VR!

  • David Olsen

    I just want a 50mm f/1.0 …that would blow Canon away ..throw in a 24mm f/1.4 and a 35mm f/1.4 ..ok while were there an 85mm f/1.2 that focuses a little quicker than the 1.4 we have now .. leave the 135mm f/2.0 DC alone as it is perfect ……

    I hope and think we will see one of them tomorrow..most likely the 24mm f/1.4 or the 35mm f/1.4 but until tomorrow I will dream its a 50mm F/1.0

  • Pablov

    it has been a stampede of pre-Photokina announcments from other vendors too.

    Seem many were waiting until last moment..

    I guess new announcments regarding Nikon DSLRs will be in some months (hopefully few; if not, then in February ๐Ÿ™ )

    What worries me is WHAT feature is planning Nikon to add in new DX-Dxxx and FX-Dxxx and WHEN they are going to release them…

    I Really do not think they will wait the “classic” period of time for new models. (they shouldn’t)

    The competition has released new DSLRs that can beat many Nikons in Price and Features, and some of them are important. (I use and love Nikon, but don’t blind myself)

    Today is not like yesterday.
    Time between new models get shorter… (as it happen with almost any Digital device)

  • Ernst

    That’s clearly not true. The new 50 has a different number of elements (and a new aperture diaphragm) so it isn’t the same optical design.

  • cameron

    optical design? oh i didnt know aperture blades were made from glass, omg! no, aperture blades is the lens’ design, not optics

  • Miriam

    Ah… I used the pdf-document the Blog Admin was referring to.

  • Daniel

    I want a 50mm f/1.2 with sealing, autofocus and some coating. To go please!

  • alex

    poor guy… dpreview brainwashed him

  • Blog Admin

    The post was updated already and leicarumors.comย reported that earlier this morning.

  • Anonymous

    zorry ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Blog Admin

    no problem – thanks

  • narwhal

    Use all the sarcasm you want; you’re still wrong. The lens is not just the same lens with AF-S tacked on.

    Maybe you should try being wrong less, a-hole…

  • Pablov

    why so much discussion about the new 50 1.4 ?

    Nikon stated that this new 50 prime is a new designed one, with different elements groups, rounded blades, IF, and the lenght doesn’t change when focusing either..

    Visit the Nikon Press page.

    I didn’t like the high price indeed…
    For that price it is supposed to be a 50mm Prime of Primes ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pablov

    and of course, it doesn’t have aperture ring either (wich I like for manual movie mode, if ever applicable)

  • Ernst

    Why is everybody concluding there’s no rubber seal? As far as I can tell, this claim was originated by the same clown who says the new 50 has the same optical design as the old 50 (the extra element proves that’s not so) and who would have us believe that his “brother” has been using the new 50 for a while.

    If you look at the Nikon’s PR picture of the 50 AF-S, it appears to have the rubber seal right there at the base of the lens. It’s lowermost, untextured ring.

  • Henry Nikon Fan

    Also, do not forget the AF-S 16-85mm DX VR lens, which is actually a pretty good lens.

  • graeme

    eeeehhhh no.. i was looking for a new 80-400mm with AFS and VR11…
    but its not coming by the looks of it!!!!

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