Nikon finally made their announcement about the new D3100 and four new lenses. Like I said before, the only one that stands out is the 85mm f/1.4G AF-S. I was hoping they would include VR (Vibration Reduction) since it is a medium telephoto. The MTF curve, however, shows a big improvement in performance especially in the corners over the older version. But then again, who needs performance in the corners when you’re shooting portrait most of the time with this lens. We’ll see how well it performs when we get some comparison test results with the 85mm it replaced in real world situations.

Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S

Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G VR

Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR

Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR

Nikon D3100 DX