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01-28-2018, 01:34 AM - 1 Like   #1

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Zoom survey lens list input collection

While I am at it, I consider doing another survey option for zooms, teleconverters and macro/tilt/shift specialty stuff.

I did collect the following lens options and the intro prices (where there were only 3rd party options, the price was adjusted by +40% to get to OEM price level; the other prices are intro prices from Canon, Nikon, Sony)
  1. FF lenses
    1. 8-15mm F4 Fisheye at about 1330 EUR
    2. 11-24mm F4 at about 3000 EUR
    3. 12-24mm F4 at about 2000 EUR
    4. 16-35mm F4 at about 1350 EUR
    5. 18-35mm F3.5-4.5 (moderate quality) at about 750 EUR
    6. 20-35mm F4 at about 950 EUR
    7. 24-35mm F2 at about 1540 EUR
    8. 24-70mm F4 at about 1460 EUR
    9. 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 at about 600 EUR
    10. 24-105mm F4 at about 1350 EUR
    11. 28-70 F3.5-5.6 at about 500 EUR
    12. 28-75mm F2.8 at about 800 EUR
    13. 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 (high quality) at about 2290 EUR
    14. 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 (moderate quality) at about 1000 EUR
    15. 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 at about 1020,6 EUR
    16. 70-200mm F4 at about 1400 EUR
    17. 70-300mm F4-5.6 (high quality) at about 1430 EUR
    18. 70-300mm F4-5.6 (moderate quality) at about 580 EUR
    19. 120-300mm F2.8 at about 5600 EUR
    20. 150-600mm F5-6.3 at about 1820 EUR
    21. 200-500mm F5.6 at about 1600 EUR
    22. 17mm F4 T/S at about 2400 EUR
    23. 19mm F4 T/S at about 4000 EUR
    24. 24mm F3.5 T/S at about 2100 EUR
    25. 45mm F2.8 T/S at about 1800 EUR
    26. 85mm F2.8 T/S at about 1550 EUR
    27. 90mm F2.8 T/S at about 1700 EUR
    28. 135mm F4 T/S Macro at about 2600 EUR
    29. 180mm F3.5 Macro at about 2200 EUR
    30. 200mm F4 Macro at about 1800 EUR
    31. TC x1,4 (FF) at about 480 EUR
    32. TC x1,7 (FF) at about 480 EUR
    33. TC x2,0 (FF) at about 480 EUR
  2. APSC lenses
    1. 14-20mm F2 at about 1400 EUR
    2. 16-50/55mm F2.8 Ring-SDM at about 1200 EUR
    3. 16-80mm F2.8-4 at about 1200 EUR
    4. 50-135mm F2.8 Ring-SDM at about 1150 EUR
The above so far is mostly FF lenses. If anyone feels certain APSC lenses are missing, then list them. I will not include lenses for which there already is one option out there and the wish is only for a special feature to be added/changed. This list here is purely asking for focal length/aperture combos. Exception would be requests for new AF drives.

Any additional ideas are welcome, please list the reference model, so we look up a realistic market start price level.

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01-28-2018, 02:30 AM   #2
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I assume these are all "full frame" lenses? If so, might be worth making that clear
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what about 1.7x TC?
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A new version of this one:

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I would like a 35-140 f4 or 28 - 135 f4. Nikon makes a 24-120 f4 which currently sells for 1,100 usd. That beats a 24-105, but I would prefer to go longer on both ends.
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A D-FA 100-400mm f/4-5.6 weighing no more than 1.5 kg would be mighty interesting.

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D FA 100-300mm 4.0 ED DC AW @ 1.500€
D FA* 200-400mm 4.0 ED SDM @ 3.000€

DA* 70-200mm 2.8 @ 1.200€
DA* 150-300mm 4.0 @ 2.000€

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QuoteOriginally posted by angerdan Quote
D FA 100-300mm 4.0 ED DC AW @ 1.500
D FA* 200-400mm 4.0 ED SDM @ 3.000

DA* 70-200mm 2.8 @ 1.200
DA* 150-300mm 4.0 @ 2.000
are we talking about used prices for Nikon gear in 10-20 years time?
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Wow, you're putting some effort into this!
I'm concerned it might be too detailed, too specific. I know I'm more flexible in my purchasing choices

As for adding to this "detailed, too specific" list - how about the DA* 11-18mm at a guesstimating price, and a more budget-oriented alternative?

P.S. Any reason the 19mm T/S is much more expensive than the 17mm?
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It’s surely not possible as an AF lens (too many heavy elements), but what about the A35~105/3.5 parfocal as a starting point?
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Any news for the survey?
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
While I am at it, I consider doing another survey option for zooms, teleconverters and macro/tilt/shift specialty stuff.
Any news on the survey?

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