• The Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 has been officially announced with a shipping date of June 13, 2013.

    The technical specifications are appealing: 86mm FX equivalent, Nano coating, fast at f/1.2 and Silent Wave Motor. I was seriously considering this lens until the list price was revealed: US$$899. Based on the specs that were previously available and speculating based on the list price of the amazing Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 (US$189) and Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 pancake (US$249), I anticipated a price near US$500. This pricing shocks me. The only way I could see personally buying this lens is if the next iteration of the V series is good enough that I would consider replacing my DSLR. I don't see that happening anytime soon.

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    You can pre-order here
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Officially Announced started by Eduard View original post
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    1. STM's Avatar
      STM -
      I would never spend that kind of money on a lens like that, even if I owned a DX camera, which I do not.

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    1. Phillydog1958's Avatar
      Phillydog1958 -
      Quote Originally Posted by stmv View Post

      Nikon is losing their minds . . . Motivated by arrogance, which is motivated by greed.
    1. jwstl's Avatar
      jwstl -
      Quote Originally Posted by STM View Post
      I would never spend that kind of money on a lens like that, even if I owned a DX camera, which I do not.
      It's not a DX lens. I think the price would make more sense if it was for DX.

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    1. eurotrash's Avatar
      eurotrash -
      Wow. Just..I have no words other than 'wow'.. Sure, it's nice. But really, for this camera? I just don't see the point at all.. And that price. 'Wow' again. Equivalent of ~85mm? Nah...
    1. DraganDL's Avatar
      DraganDL -
      Useless. Teasing...but who? Why? Surely, no one really needs it (that lens)... As far as I can tell (but then again, I am short sighted), it's just another sign of disorientation in Nikon's headquarters: we aren't sure where to focus, so let produce little bit of this, little bit of that... hit and miss... Instead of doing it properly: having a REAL output control (quality control), increasing the quality of sensors, raising the confidence among the existing users/owners and persuading the wanna be photographers to purchase Nikon cameras...
    1. Rick M's Avatar
      Rick M -
      Couldn't open the link
    1. fotabug's Avatar
      fotabug -
      Hey, do any of you really know anything about this lens? If it were a DX lens, it would be a top optic! Image quality is superb, of a quality that you can get only with Nikon's pro lenses, none of which are cheap. But, according to your statements, you wouldn't buy one of them either. This is a top notch lens and, yes, I use it and love it. Just expounded on something based on seeing its introduction and knowing nothing about it, does not contribute anything of value. I was hoping for more knowledgeable feedback in this forum.
    1. Bikerbrent's Avatar
      Bikerbrent -
      To bad it is NOT a DX lens. A 32mm (48mm FX equalivant) f/1.2 lens for less than $200 would be hot.
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