- Mar 25, 2018
- Real Name
The Nikon Noct 58/1.8 is US$8k.Anyone who thinks this lens will be south of 8k is pretty delusional
Correction, the Nikon Noct is an f/0.95 lens and not a f/1.8. Their new 50mm f/1.4 is about $597, much less than the Olympus 45mm f/1.2 Pro.The Nikon Noct 58/1.8 is US$8k.
That's "halo" pricing. Seems to work. Nikon cannot make enough of them.
But JIP Olympus may need to get this item into more hands across the board to make the "high end" metric they market worthwhile.
The very low sales of the brand doesn't allow for shelf queen lenses.
This lens needs to be the supreme, high quality yet affordable super-zoom by a brand that needs a hit product.
If they overprice it, it will add increased negative spin to m43.
LOL autocorrect 0.95 to1.8.Correction, the Nikon Noct is an f/0.95 lens and not a f/1.8. Their new 50mm f/1.4 is about $597, much less than the Olympus 45mm f/1.2 Pro.
But yeah, is odd even B&H cannot keep the Noct in stock for a paltry $8K.
Got a feeling Nikon is dropping their newest body prices and will raise the lens prices. Might be a "Suck them in play" on their part given the Nikon Z II series is selling maybe 10% less than older series on intro.
No, it really doesn't. I bet 80% of system camera owners don't even own a lens that goes to 600mm equiv FoV and of those, the vast majority will have a consumer grade lens like the Panasonic 100-300. Even if this lens comes in at an incredibly cheap 3000€/$ it will maybe be bought by a few hundred people (not thousand!). Nothing that will even make a dent in camera body sales numbers.A HUGE amount of m43 survival rests on this lens and the telephoto advantages of m43. That lens has to sell to sell the system.
You forgot to mention the free metal lens cap!Maybe the introductory offer will be a free EM1X body.
I own a pair of unused kit lenses. Swap for a 100-400 or 150-400mm lens.Remember that many people actually never buy a lens. They buy a double lens kit and that's it! They are also not really invested in a system. If another camera comes around and they want something new they just buy another double lens kit.