August 5, 2015

Nikon Announces 3 New Lenses, Including a Super Telephoto Zoom & Cheaper 24mm Prime

Nikon's newest lenses really run the gamut for all sorts of different shooters.

The three lenses include the Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VRNikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens, and Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G ED Lens. First up, here's the 24mm, which is retailing for around $750 (that's 1/3 the price of their high-end 24mm f/1.4), and should be out in September:

Nikon 24mm f/1.8

Specs:

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Rear Focus System; Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Here is the 24-70mm f/2.8 VR, which has a revised optical design from the previous version, and adds Vibration Reduction for even steadier shots, and is shipping later this month for $2,400:

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 VR

Specs:

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • ASP/ED, AS, ED, and HRI Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Fluorine Coated Front and Rear Elements
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus, Manual Focus Override
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

And here's the super telephoto zoom, the 200-500mm f/5.6 VR. This lens one-ups Nikon's own 200-400mm by adding 100mm, but it does lose about a stop more of light since that lens is an f/4. This 200-500mm will be shipping in September for about $1,400:

Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 VR

And here are the specs:

  •  Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/32
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction with Sport Mode
  • Internal Focus, Manual Focus Override
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

For more on these and to pre-order, be sure to check out B&H    

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That 200-500 looks good for wild life.

August 5, 2015 at 10:31AM, Edited August 5, 10:31AM

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Edgar More
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Not hating, but as a Nikon stills shooter myself it makes no sense to get their new 24mm 1.8 at this price point when you can get a Sigma Art series 24mm 1.4 for the same price or only $100 more. Especially considering at this point it might be sage to say its better than both Nikons and Canons offerings. Prices should probably drop to about $500 then it would make sense.

August 5, 2015 at 4:03PM, Edited August 5, 4:03PM

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Charles C.
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