New Nikon 1 lenses: 32mm f/1.2, 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and 10-100mm f/4-5.6

Nikon 1 normal zoom, fast portrait prime and high powered zoom prototypes

Nikon 1 super telephoto zoom, macro and wide-angle zoom lens prototypes

Nikon 1 macro, wide-angle zoom and normal prime lens prototypes

In addition to the Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera and Nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens, on October 24th Nikon will officially announce also the development of three new 1 Nikkor lenses:

  • 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2
  • 1 Nikkor 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6
  • 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4-5.6

In the past two years Nikon has filed at least two patents (2012-185263 and 2012-98706) for a Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2 lens:

 The new lenses, especially the 32mm f/1.2, will be a nice addition for all Nikon 1 fans – the current lens lineup contains only 2 primes out of 6 lenses:

  • 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 ($246.95)
  • 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 ($186.95)
  • 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ($186.95)
  • 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 – probably to be discontinued
  • 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 ($246.95)
  • 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom – probably to be discontinued ($746.95)
The really strange part is that Nikon will again replace one of the existing zoom lenses (10-100mm f/4.5-5.6) with a slightly better version (10-100 mm f/4-5.6). They did a similar move with the new 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens that replaced the existing 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6.

It’s not clear when the new lenses will start shipping – my guess is in 2013. It’s a rare occasion for Nikon to publicly announce the development of future product – they will be doing this for the second time this year (after the 800mm f/5.6 lens).

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