Nikon Unveils Two New Nikkor Lenses Including Massive 800mm Super-Telephoto

Posted by on Monday January 28, 2013 | Uncategorized

Nikon-800mmAhead of the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2013, which opens tomorrow in Japan, Nikon has taken the wraps off two new lenses including a massive 800mm super-telephoto.

Nikon had already announced that the new AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED was in development last summer and a dozen prototypes of the huge, 15-pound lens were in use by pro photographers during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. If you’re a sports or wildlife photographer and you can’t any wait any longer for this FX-format lens, it can be yours this April for a cool $17,899.

While that’s pretty pricey, it is the longest focal length of any Nikkor autofocus (AF) lens yet. It also comes with a 1.25x teleconverter, which turns it into a 1000mm lens while taking away one stop of light. (The fastest aperture available with the teleconverter is f/8.)

The 800mm is the first Nikon lens built with two fluorite glass elements, paired with  two ED glass elements and a Nano Crystal Coat, to help reduce chromatic aberration and flaring while keep the lens relatively lightweight (for its size). This super-telephoto also, of course, has Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, which reputedly offers the equivalent of approximately four stops of shutter speed correction.
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Nikon also unveiled the compact and lightweight 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom lens. Along with full-frame Nikon cameras, it works with DX-format (APS-C sensor) Nikon DSLRs, and converts to a 27-52.5mm equivalent lens. It goes on sale the first week of March for $749.

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