Nikon will announce the new AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens for full frame DSLR cameras at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 taking place in January.
The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest technology-related trade shows on Earth. Companies choose to reveal their products at this event and, lately, more and more digital camera makers have been launching their shooters, lenses, and accessories at CES.
The next edition will take place at the usual location in Las Vegas, Nevada and will open its doors for visitors as of January 7. The doors will be open until January 10, 2014. This event’s fans are already accustomed with similar dates so no surprises here, but people with a Nikon camera will certainly want to take a closer look.
Nikon might introduce the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens at CES 2014
Photographers will take an interest in CES 2014 as multiple companies are expected to show off some interesting products. Japan-based manufacturer, Nikon, is rumored to join the event and launch a new lens.
New 35mm lens aimed at full frame DSLRs, but should work with APS-C models just fine
Nikon will release its new 35mm optic for full frame cameras so that it will act as a complementary solution for the already-available 35mm f/1.4G model, which can be purchased at Amazon for $1,619.
As the aperture is smaller than the one found in the previous model, it is very likely that the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens will be a lot cheaper than the aforementioned price.
The Japanese maker is using the same mount for both its FX and DX cameras, meaning that the new optic will work with APS-C cameras in crop mode and will provide a 35mm equivalent of approximately 52.5mm.
Either way, DX users already have a 35mm f/1.8G lens that works only with DX DSLRs. This version can be bought at the same retailer for an amount of $196.95.
Two new telephoto lenses, 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8, patented ahead of major sports events
While preparing for CES 2014, Nikon is keeping busy with patenting lenses with longer focal lengths. Two new telephoto optics might be launched ahead of the Winter Olympics 2014 or the World Cup 2014.
The new patents depict 600mm f/4 and 40mm f/2.8 models, which have been refreshed in 2007. It would be a perfect time to introduce some replacements, but do not bet all of your money on them.