The demise of Nikon’s DSLR product line, together with the F mount lens system that Nikon has been utilizing for over 60 years, was just about inevitable with the corporate’s transition to mirrorless. We’ve seen them slowly kill off their DSLRs and a number of of the F mount lenses, and now a number of extra seem to have been added to that record, in response to the Nikon USA web site.
Seven lenses have disappeared from the present mannequin lens record on the Nikon USA web site with product pages for these lenses indicating that “This product has been archived”. That is code for “Don’t hassle, it’s been discontinued”. Whereas they’re nonetheless out there from some retailers, they most likely gained’t be out there for for much longer and as soon as shares run out, new ones are gone eternally.
I’m just a little unhappy to see that 300mm f/4D AF-S disappear. I picked a type of up virtually 20 years in the past after deciding I didn’t wish to take care of the associated fee and trouble of drop-in filters for the earlier era 300mm f/4D AF. And though it’s not a lens I exploit fairly often nowadays, it’s an excellent lens that I’ll most likely by no means half with. It nonetheless will get referred to as as much as lively obligation sometimes! I did must design and 3D print my very own tripod collar for it, although, as a result of the official Nikon one all the time sucked.
The Nikon F mount system was first launched with the unique Nikon F digital camera in 1959. It’s been by varied iterations since then so as to add and prolong options till we arrive at the newest iteration discovered within the firm’s ultimate DSLR releases. It’s had an excellent run, however now it’s time for change. and Nikon’s pledged to have at the least 50 lenses within the Nikkor Z lineup earlier than the top of 2025.
Let’s see in the event that they persist with it!
[via Nikon Rumors]