Any roumors on a new/updated 17-35mm f/2.8 with VR??

carlnjpncarlnjpn Posts: 5Member
edited January 2015 in Nikon Lenses
I saw this on a post in DPReview and was wondering if anyone else has heard this?? "...within next 6 / 12 months, expect Nikon to release the already patented 16-35 f/2.8 VR ...."

If true... I sure would like to buy one!!
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  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,744Member
    That would be a very useful focal length range. When I was first buying my D800, I thought about a 17-35, 50, 70-200 w/teleconverter combo.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,494Member
    If i recall correctly there were some patents a few years ago for a 16-35mm F2.8G VR, but nothing has surfaced since that time.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • carlnjpncarlnjpn Posts: 5Member
    Thank you. I will keep my fingers crossed that Nikon will update the 17-35mm f/2.8. Maybe with VR ;)
  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    I shoot the current version (and love it, even though all the pixel peeping review writers tell me I shouldn't :)) I would be hard pressed to imagine Nikon releasing a lens of that focal range and adding the weight and cost of VR to it, given the relatively limited benefits. If Nikon was going to dump money in this lens I'd rather seem them focus on IQ.
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,744Member
    If I was in the market for a zoom I would feel the same way.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    I shoot the current version (and love it, even though all the pixel peeping review writers tell me I shouldn't :)) I would be hard pressed to imagine Nikon releasing a lens of that focal range and adding the weight and cost of VR to it, given the relatively limited benefits. If Nikon was going to dump money in this lens I'd rather seem them focus on IQ.
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,751Member
    +1 @proudgeek - definitely more the design budget into improving the IQ. We can do without some of the other items. The expectation should always be on better images.
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  • carlnjpncarlnjpn Posts: 5Member
    Thanks to each of you for taking the time to answer my question.
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