Nikon Nanocrystal set “on sale” in Japan


The Japanese store Map Camera has a listing for a Nikon Nanocrystal set that contains the D4 and 20 different Nikkor N lenses for  ¥8,000,000 incl. taxes ($82,700) which equals to a saving of ¥769,100 (almost $8,000). For comparison, the same kit in the US would cost $89,800.40:

Nikon D4 ($5,996.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED ($1,996.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm F4G ED VR ($1,256.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G ED ($1,886.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm F4G ED VR ($1,296.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F2.8G ED VR II ($2,396.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F4G ED VR ($1,396.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR ($2,696.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm F4G ED VR II ($6,749.00)
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm F1.4G ED ($1,999.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F1.8G ($696.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm F1.4G ($1,619.00)
AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm F2.8G ED ($549.00)
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm F1.4G ($1,649.00)
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED ($899.00)
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm F2G ED VR II ($5,819.95)
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F2.8G ED VR II ($5,799.00)
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F2.8G ED VR ($8,999.00)
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F4G ED VR ($8,399.00)
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm F4G ED VR ($9,799.00)
AF-S NIKKOR 800mm F5.6E FL ED VR ($17,896.95)
Total: $89,800.40

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  • DonD

    Just an observation. The top 4 lenses comprise over half of the total cost.

    • Spy Black

      You mean the bottom 4, from 400-800?

      • Laurentiu

        No. The bottom 4, from 800 to 400. 🙂

        • gly

          No. The exception of the top 16. 🙂

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  • Mati

    no 50mm ? THEY WILL NEVER SELL IT WITHOUT 50!!!!!!!!

    • Yes, Nikon needs a new 50mm Nano lens.

      • lefantome

        There have been lots of patents related to 50/1.2. Hope it come out soon.

      • neversink

        Agree…. But in this case the 60 macro is close enough to a 50.

        • kl

          It is only F2.8 😉

    • Drooler

      No – buy one and get one or two free?

    • Sundra Tanakoh

      Yeah, no 50 is a deal breaker. I’ll pass.

  • justsomeguy6

    I’ll take 2. Gotta have backup…

  • affinityseattle

    How about we just skip all of that BS and get the Nikon 14-800mm F/1.4?

    • Vincent

      That Would be a huge lens with a large barrel, too heavy to carry around, probably need two people to carry it. F1.4 wow too much for such a large glass. would be nice if they had one though

      • lefantome

        Well it better have 8 stop VR and weighs only 1kg, if not designed to be a pancake.

      • affinityseattle

        It is a pancake lens. Tack sharp.

    • I’d rather 12-700mm f/0.95 with VR II.

      (A few extra mm on the wide end mean a lot more than they do on the long end.)

      • Jonathan Beaulieu

        pffff ….. amateur iv got it tilt shift on it 😛

        • A tilt-shift 12-800 f/0.95 VRII lens weighing no more than 1kg…

          Why, I don’t think a better lens can even be imagined!

          • F200

            Tilt-shift 10-1200mm f/0.33 VRIII weighing 500gms. There. I already imagined a better one..

            • n11

              Tilt-Shift Macro 1-12,000mm F/0.05 VR4 is where its at bro.

            • Cammece Capitalbrock

              LoL!.. you guys are HILARIOUS!

            • Rob

              That lens diameter would be 787 ft.

        • FDF

          Want AF with that T-S?

      • Rob

        I know you’re joking, but 700mm f/.95 would have a lens diameter of 29 inches. Would be quite the weight to carry around.

        • Anto de Chav

          Design it with an integrated trolly… lol

    • affinityseattle

      The best part about this lens is the 575mm polarizer filter (not included). Worst part is that the lens cap looks like a garbage can lid.

      • FDF

        At least you can’t lose that lens cap easily.

  • leonrenstfeld

    I’m wondering if they will even sell one of these kits.

  • Dave Ingram

    You could buy all of these and then put them in a nice display case.

  • Paul

    This makes the huge gaping hole in Nikon’s lens lineup even more obvious. Where’s the 700mm prime Nikon?!?!?

  • Paul

    Also for all these lenses they don’t even throw in a second D4? I don’t want to be swapping lenses all the time. In fact, they should attach a D4 to every lens… imagine?

  • Greg Heller

    Some folks actually have that amount of equipment, it would be a full time job just learning it all. It would be a wonderful job though.

  • Joseph Li

    I can put that kit together for about 65k…not new of course, but like new condition with all box and accessories, with the exception of the 800mm which has to be pre-ordered 🙂

  • dsredux

    Few missing lenses in that list, why no PC 24, 45 or 85

  • Global

    Sooooo… save less 10%? I would hope at a minimum of 15% for it to be considered a significant sale.

  • Funduro

    Mmnn D4. Me wants D4. Me craves D4. Me needs to rob bank.

    • affinityseattle

      get the D800… I have a D4. Wish I would have gone with two D800.

      • Yonas


        • affinityseattle

          Only reason to have D4 is the larger battery and faster shooting rate. There’s also the 2.7x video mode. Other than that, the D800 is half the price, higher resolution, higher dynamic range. Get a grip for it and it’s the same size as D4 and probably close to the same shots-per-charge range. But, on a shoot with two D800, you can drop one and keep going. With the D4… game over.

          • Maxi

            Advice…dont drop your camera? :=)

            • affinityseattle

              Reality? You will drop your camera.

            • Michael Sloan

              I dropped mine with the 14-24 attached. Fortunately on a wood floor, and the pedal of the 14-24 hit the wood and not the bulging glass optic up front. The whole rig bounced once and then rattled to a settling stop. It should have never happened to begin with, as I had it attached to a Black Rapid strap. I’m not sure if the carabiner poped open, or if I had too many New Year’s beverages and didn’t secure it properly to begin with. 🙂

            • mpphoto

              My tripod tipped over and my 14 – 24 landed on concrete. No damage to the glass, but took nearly $500 to unjam focus and zoom. At least it could be repaired.

      • Anto de Chav

        I agree.. I sold my D4 and kept just my D800E.. D4 is only worth buying if you need speed… I.Q from the D800 is far higher..

  • JoeJo

    $89,800.40 worth of gear + 1 year road trip = serious fun!

    • wys

      Imagine the paranoia leaving most of those lenses in a hotel room or in your car during your road trip. Can’t possibly carry everything on you the entire time…but it’ll be a sight to see if someone tried!

  • James Clarke

    I wouldn’t want all these lenses even if I had all the money in the world! Seriously I’d be happy with just 14-24f/2.8, 24-70f/2.8, 70-200f/2.8, 80-400, 24f/1.4, 35f/1.4, 85f/1.4, and the 105f/2.8 and the 200f/2. The others are either too heavy to be practical or redundant. Actually 95% of my shooting needs would be covered by the 35f/1.4, 85f/1.4 and the 14-24f/2.8. The other 5% would mostly be with the 80-400.

    • Michael Sloan

      Exactly!!! Too many overlapping products. You should still consider the 400mm f/2.8 with the host of TC’s to cover that other .05% of your photography needs.

    • neversink

      Michael suggests the 400m f/2.8. I chose the 500mm f/4.0 as my compromise…. The 400 is an incredible lens, but the 500 is nearly just as sharp. I chose the 500 not just because of its superior optics, but because of its lighter weight in comparison to either the 400 or the 600. The 800 was not on the market at the time, but it is hard to justify that much money for a lens unless you could earn it bad over a reasonable period of time. You can’t go wrong with any of these four lenses though.

  • Fried Toast

    Map Camera is a pretty cool store. If you’re ever in Tokyo and just want to slobber, it’s a good place to go.

    I prefer Fujiya Camera in Nakano (W. Tokyo), personally. Little further to go, but I think their prices are better.

    • groucher

      Priced should be a bit lower if the gear is slippy with slobber.

  • nobody cares

    I could be wrong, but I think if you walked into B&H and said, I’d like to buy a D4 and all of those lenses for $80,000, they’d find a way to shave off more than 8 grand.

  • Espen4u

    Does’nt mapcamera only sell used gear? If so, then the savings are’nt that great. And why do’nt we have an über fast Nikon 50mm (with goldring) yet.

  • Just a little high, it looks like I will be hanging onto my canon gear a bit longer 😀

  • Aldo

    Finally!!! the deal I was waiting for… now I can replace my D1

  • TR_T-Rex

    Seriously, who is this set for? System switchers? They shouldn’t because there are lots of overlapping focal lengths. Retailers? Cannot be because they likely procure these for a lower price. This is the most foolish deal I’ve ever seen!

    • Michael Sloan

      Something the store tossed together and sent NikonRumors a message about. They couldn’t buy better advertising for any less money!

  • EvanKrosney

    I was actually just about to order it, but then I canceled when I saw it didn’t come with the 50 1.8.

  • JoJo

    The “deal” is a pointless publicity stunt and NR is helping them. There’s a hole-in-the-wall diner close by that sells a burger with a bottle of Dom Perignon for a $300. I’m sure they never sold a single order but all the local papers wrote about it. Great free publicity. Buying a set of lenses because they all have a particular thin film coating is not logical. You could also sell a package of lenses which all include ED elements or all having 77mm filter sizes. C’mon NR, don’t feed the merchants resorting to such sleazy marketing tactics even if it’s self serving (generates site traffic).

  • RMJ

    why ?

  • Ben

    This kit will surely make me a good photographer!

  • anon

    seems like something beginners would need starting out. y’know abit of everything before being able to decide what’s best for them.

  • Greg

    Is this an opportunity for some EBay arbitrage?

  • Neopulse

    If I had that cash or a budget for a client I would take out the 600mm and ask for a Nikon D800/E and D400 with a few TCs.

  • Mark

    How doyou guys know, how big would be the lens diamter of a 14-1200mm lens?

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