Updated list of expected Nikon lenses in 2010

An update on my previous post on the expected Nikon lenses in 2010 - if my sources are correct we should see 6 more new lenses in 2010 (total of 8):

  • Nikkor 100-500mm f/4-5.6 - this should be the replacement of the current 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR (there is a low chance that the replacement could still be 100-400mm instead of 100-500mm).
  • Nikkor 24-120 f/4 VR lens (there is a small chance that this lens may not be with a constant f/4 aperture).

Note that this list is based on multiple tips, patents and just plain rumors I have accumulated during the past few months. I will be updating this list as we move along and I gather new information.

The bonus lens would be the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.2G.

Update: several readers asked me about the Nikon AF Micro 200mm f/4D IF-ED and Nikon AF DC 135mm f/2.0D lenses. I have no reliable information that those two lenses will be replaced besides the fact that they have been listed as discontinued (or not available) for a long time: see this post from June 9, 2009 and this one from July 10, 2009. I also do not recall seeing any patents for similar type of lenses.

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