Nikon's Newest three lenses to hit the markets soon
On August 4th 2015, Nikon announced three new lenses that makes the Nikkor lens spectrum even more vibrant and clear. Each of Nikon's latest offerings have something special and sweet for the discerning photographer. Nikon, with this launch, will be more versatile and bring in a much larger population of users under the Nikon Umbrella.
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon's newer technology which started in 2003 with the launch of the 'G' Lenses (No physical aperture ring and conveyance of subject distance to camera) just got larger with the launch of the 24mm f/1.8 lens. Keeping its promise of bringing newer technology and lenses for its new age sensors, Nikon has filled a vital gap in the wide angle prime category. Aspherical elements, Extra Low Dispersion Elements, Nano Crystal coating, Super Integrated Coating, Silent Wave Motor and a bright aperture of f/1.8 all come packaged at an affordable price (launch price around $ 750). This is a truly remarkable offering in Nikon's series of f/1.8 primes. Lens offers continuous Manual override in AF mode. Discernible reduction in lens flare and minimised total internal reflection offers crystal clear image quality and improved tones and sharpness. Rear focus elements make quick and precise focus possible. Photographers agonising over the affordability of the 24mm f/1.4 lens ($2197) will find this lens a dream come true. To hit the markets End August 2015.
NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
This lens has two new features, both a First for any Nikkor built and no doubt soon to be standard fitment for most of Nikon's mid priced and most pricey lenses. Offering a 4 shutterspeed stop VR for image stabilisation (including a new tripod mode which ensures sharper landscape photos), Internal Focus with continuous Manual override, Nikon has filled in all the Zones with the addition of their newest Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism (EDM). Hence the 'E' instead of the 'G' in the lens name.
This Lens (Launch Price around $2400) builds and enlarges on the reputation of its predecessor lens($1700). The EDM ensures consistent Exposures, especially useful when shooting in High speed mode. This very popular high speed wide angle to short telephoto standard zoom promises to deliver clearer, sharper and more precisely colored and toned photos because of its second new feature - New Generation Aspherical, Aspherical Extra Low Dispersion Glass paired with traditional ED and High Refractive Index Glass. Nano Coating and Super Integrated Coating for lowest Flare/Ghosting, Flourine coating on front and rear elements offers additional protection from dust and moisture. The 9 Blade rounded diaphragm promises a natural, pleasing bokeh.
Nikon promises this lens to be virtually free of Ghosting, Flare, Coma and Chromatic Aberration.
So this popular Nikon work horse just got better and can be in your bag by September 2015.
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
There were yells and hurrahs and bells in the forests. All animals and birds stood up to take notice !
Photographers have a reason to rejoice as Nikon releases its truly affordable, tack sharp 2.5 x zoom in the 200mm-500mm focal length range. A true treat for users and enthusiasts who need long focal lengths and incredible zoom power to make their photograph. The birds are going to be photographed more and in a better fashion, so will the athletes, sporting events and motor sports around the world.
Nikon has slashed the price barrier with this exhilarating new offering. At $ 1397 launch price, It is sure to attract those who could not take the 'Super telephoto' step. The earlier 200mm-400 mm f/4 lens, which was also hugely popular, is also hugely pricey in comparison ($7000). This might make us think that the new AF-S NIKKOR 200-500 f/5.6 E ED VR must lack something, but you will be surprised, as the new lens has the potential to arm you with something more under the right light.
Again, fitted with the EDM (Electronic diaphragm mechanism) for consistent captures, Silent Wave Motor AF system, 4 stop Vibration Reduction with full, continuous manual over ride, three extra low dispersion glass elements (for reduced chromatic aberration and increased sharpness and colour accuracy), this promises to be a cracker of a lens. Super Integrated Coating assures to lessen flare and improved contrast and clarity.
Internal Focussing (IF) maintains a constant lens length, A new sport mode (built into the lens) assists in capture of moving subjects or when moving at high speed or panning. Weighing 2090 grams, this lens is eminently hand holdable. A rotating tripod collar makes camera positioning a cinch on a tripod, monopod or gimbal. At constant f5.6, lens delivers 500mm focal length on FX cameras and an astounding 750mm on Nikon DX cameras.
This new lens sounds too good to be true. It can be True for you from mid September 2015.