A few months back, I was really interested in getting the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G. It was not available in Malaysia then. One of several camera shops that Wuan and I went to last week at Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall had one unit on display. The asking price was RM1880. Another shop did not have stock but was willing to order one for me. He quoted RM1850 for the lens. That price was a real bargain. Wuan had offered to get the lense for me. I was very tempted to place an order but decided otherwise.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
Photo credit: Nikon USA.
I then found out that Nikon Malaysia has brought in the newly released AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G. This is one of the few prime lenses that will autofocus with the D40 and D60. What really got my attention was the price. Nikon Malaysia’s website listed it at RM899. A few photographers at PhotoMalaysia posted in the forum that they got theirs for around RM790. Now, that is a price that is closer to my budget for my first large aperture prime lens. Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on one by next week.