Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nikon leaks the new 50mm f/1.8G AF-S

Looks like Nikon has accidentally scooped itself by leaking their new lens before it's been announced. The venerable favorite 50mm f/1.8D is being replaced by an all new AF-S G version.

The new Nikon 50mm f/1.8G has had a total redesign with an added lens element (7 elements in 6 groups) including one aspherical element (which the 50mm f/1.4 doesn't even have). This lens should be a real knockout.

No word on pricing or availability but I'm hoping they keep it in the sub-$300 level.

In other news, I got my hands on the new D5100. Look for a quick review soon!

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