Industry News: Nikon releases their Z mount lens roadmap

Mr Majestyk

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I totally agree! I can see how 200-600mm is tempting for birders and wildlife, but I can hardly see any use and it is very bulky compared to the RF 100-500mm. The Canon lense is much more versatile and when wanna shoot wildlife at long distance I'd pick up a 800mm F11.
What an absurd post. You really need to read what you have said.
 

David - Sydney

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But the Canon one has 100mm less, f7.1 aaaand is over 1/3 or 50% more expensive then the Sony!
More expensive (>3.000€ is huge!) -> less photographers use it. Nice for those who can afford it^^ ;)
For me it would be also enough to have a 300-600 f5.6 ^^... for eveything else you could pick up other lenses :) (70-200 / 24-105 or 120-300 2.8)
So far, Canon has added something extra to their RF lenses that is better than their EF version and/or the competition. There is a price for this engineering but for me it is worth it. I will be keeping them for a long time to come.
We are starting to see discounting happening for lenses and now a rebate from Canon on the R5
The size/weight for the RF70-200mm, RF100-500mm, RF600mm and RF800mm with amazing stabilisation are pretty revolutionary. People have issues with the narrower apertures but best if you can test/rent them to see if that seriously affects your shooting needs with the improved high ISO performance from the R5/R6 sensors.
 

Random Orbits

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There was the EF28 2.8 the EF28 1.8 and then EF28 2.8 IS.
How Canon hates it exactly?
The 28mm focal length never got the love that the 24, 35 and 50mm focal lengths did. There hasn't been a EF 28mm L lens nor something in the league of Nikon's 28mm f/1.4. Perhaps Canon produced the 28mm f/2.8 IS and saw that it didn't sell well enough (especially compared to the 24mm f/2.8 IS and teh 35mm f/2 IS) to justify a f/1.4L above it.
 

fred

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I couldn‘t agree more! The 200-600 will likely be even better than the already excellent Nikon 200-500 F5.6 and will, just like the Sony, have an internal zoom. For whatever reason, Canon just keeps ignoring that type of lens. This is actually the primary reason I am not willing to switch over to Canon!
 

H. Jones

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Another observation, looking at this, is that Canon has a lot of room to expand their prime lens line-up without having "too many" primes. If primes weren't selling, look at how many are on the Nikon roadmap here!

Note that Nikon is about to have four entirely different 50mm-ish lenses in their line-up within the next year: 50mm macro, 50mm F/1.8, 50mm F/1.2, 58mm F/0.95. No doubt to me that in the years after, that list of 50mm lenses will only grow.
 

fred

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Canon could offer the ultimate landscape/travel/wildlife lens lineup:

1) 14-35 F4L IS or 15-35 F2.8L IS
2) missing: a nice high quality 50mm F1.8 (like the Nikon Z50 F1.8S or Sony Zeiss 55 F1.8)
3) 70-200 F4L IS or 70-200 F2.8L IS
4) missing: 200-600

So far, they got two things right:
- compact 70-200s (Canon is king in that regard)
- keeping the 16-35ish UWA (instead of 12/14-24)

...and made two mistakes (that can still be fixed though!):
- they released a Toyota 50mm and a Rolls-Royce 50mm, nothing in between (maybe Sigma will jump in with a new 50 F1.4 DN ART?)
- still no 200-600 in sight

Edit: a nice compact 24/28 would be nice too!
 

Normalnorm

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I am happy that Nikon has given its customers a roadmap but the details are very thin. I would be very interested in the aperture as it would inform us of any special characteristics such as speed or compactness. Also, which ones have IS?
At the moment its a bit like the DoD saying "we will have weapons".
 

tmroper

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The 28mm focal length never got the love that the 24, 35 and 50mm focal lengths did. There hasn't been a EF 28mm L lens nor something in the league of Nikon's 28mm f/1.4. Perhaps Canon produced the 28mm f/2.8 IS and saw that it didn't sell well enough (especially compared to the 24mm f/2.8 IS and teh 35mm f/2 IS) to justify a f/1.4L above it.
From what I've read over the years about the gear photojournalists use, 24mm seems to be the new 28mm. Everyone seems to have that 24L. Maybe just in an effort to be new and different, after the many decades of others using 28mm. As for Canon's 28mm offerings, the EF lenses are a little sad compared to the 24L or the 35L. I have the EF IS 35, and while it's good, it's nothing great like that 35L is, which I've only used a number of times.
 
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Joules

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Another observation, looking at this, is that Canon has a lot of room to expand their prime lens line-up without having "too many" primes. If primes weren't selling, look at how many are on the Nikon roadmap here!
Not too compelling an argument, given Nikon's market share and recent financials. Primes having less mass appeal than zooms is not debunked just because a manufacturer has a lot of primes in their portfolio.
 

Codebunny

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Canon are trying new some new design and making better versions of popular lenses. Nikon are going for the best versions they have ever made of lenses they know that sell well. I think in the end though, we are going to have two sets of lenses covering everything with a few special lenses in each camp the other doesn't have. Will be very interesting to see a updated MPE-65 for instance.
 

blackcoffee17

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I think I'm in the minority here, but I'm much more excited about the Canon 100-500 than the Nikon or Sony 200-600. Starting at 100 just fits my kit better, and that small size makes it so much more attractive for my use, even if the price of that is an extending barrel and 7.1 aperture. Still though, to each their own!
But for wildlife you need the reach and to be fair 500mm is not a lot on a full frame. It's not even a lot on APSC. So you have to crop a lot and Canon does not have high megapixel RF body, apart from the R5.

Plus the 100-500 is very expensive, almost double the price of the excellent Sony 200-600.
 
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