Weekly Nikon related news/links #87

Some DxOMark info after the break:

The top rated Nikon lenses are:

Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED (DxOMark Score=34)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED (DxOMark Score=29)
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF (DxOMark Score=29)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED (DxOMark Score=28)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G (DxOMark Score=28)
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED (DxOMark Score=27)

The worst performer is the Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED (DxOMark Score=4)

Another interesting comparison from DxOMark - Nikon P7000 vs. Canon G12:

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  • Yay the new battery is available for my D7000. Reading other stuff too.

  • nice to know more about lapita, thanks 🙂

  • NascarGeoff

    The samples for that Tokina look great to me.

  • The Tokina looks wonderful to me. Performed very well in the corners too…this lens will be a nice competitor to the 14-24 perhaps 😮

    • WoutK89

      I think it doesnt take filters, as you can see in the picture the front element is sticking out.

  • Anonymous

    I’d much like to see “24mp D800 with new compact quality kit lens 28-200mm VR f/3.5-5.6 for $3000” 🙂

    • Anonymous

      A good sample of the old 28-200mm can be very contrasty & sharp to the corners through its range if stopped to f/8. I own one and it stays most of the time in front of my D700. All it needs is VR and some better build.

      A VR version would be a perfect travel lens. The new 28-300mm VR & 24-120mm are too bulky for that purpose. Either 24mm or 300mm extremes are not that important for a general purpose lens. Btw 28mm is enough wide (simple 3-frame stitch is possible in case of necessity for wider) & 200mm is enough tele (and could be cropped if you have a 24mp camera).

  • The invisible man

    By the way (the Tokina remembered me), I returned the Nikon AF-s 16-35mm f/4 VR because it does not worth the $1100 with it’s “all plastic” body $800 would be a fair price for that lens.
    I’ll try to be patient and save more money for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 ($1800)

    • Def. wait to get the 14-24mm. It is an absolutely wonderful lens.

      • Zoltar

        and its DX cousin is named 10-24mm. Perfect match for D7000 !

  • Vandyu

    I think the film SLR bodies lent themselves easily to special editions. The digital D60 Gold, however, wasn’t very exciting. Now, on the other hand, here is a gold edition that is beautifully done. I only have a standard silver edition, but the gold version is absolutely gorgeous.


  • HD

    I don’t see the 28-300mm Nikkor in there, only the 28-200mm…. Am I missing something?

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