Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/17

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Subject: [Leica] Nikon 58mm f1.4G
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:54:17 -0400

I find it an interesting move for Nikon.
Bring back the 1.2 Noct Nikkor but have it be a feasible 1.4 and have its
output really be very good and have the weight and size not over the top.
1600 bucks I think it cost.
Makes me want to get creative with money.

- the outer element is well shielded by the lens itself like you expect to
find on many Macros but certainly not a 1.4 making the use of a hood fairly
optional as you can see by the diagram and pic.
A 72 mm filter size. They are big on not having this optic have falloff.
9 rounded blades
Approx. 385 G (13.6 oz)
Weighs ten grams less than my 90mm f2.8 Elmarit M.
And 15 grams more than my 80mm 1.8  D AF.
A lens I find to be not light.
Putting this lens as number one on the top of my most wanted list.
Or a reason to start taking my medication. Start wearing a tie. Put Wildroot
Cream oil charley in  my hair.

On 10/17/13 1:54 PM, "Gene duprey" <grduprey at> wrote:

> Less than Leica 50's, and about half of the new Zeiss 50, and also has AF,
> which the Zeiss does not have.  Although I already have the Nikkor 50/1.4G.
> Would have liked to see a 58/1.2G from Nikon.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jayanand Govindaraj" <jayanand at>
> To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>, "PSM"
> <psm-1857 at>
> Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 8:56:41 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
> Subject: [Leica] Nikon 58mm f1.4G
> A lens announced to to compete with Zeiss? It is a crazy price for a
> Nikon 50mm....(-:
> 00-and-announces-new-58mm-f14-lens
> Cheers
> Jayanand
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Mark William Rabiner

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