Nikon announced a pair of new lenses today: the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, a pro telephoto zoom designed to meet the needs of pro sports, portrait and nature photographers as well as the new PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED, Nikon’s widest tilt-shift lens to date.
Along with the 24-70, the 70-200 is considered to be one half of a pro photographers essential lens combo. Nikon has further improved on their workhorse lens with 22 elements, which include a Flourite element, 6 ED elements, a high refractive element and Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat. This new optical formula reduces chromatic aberrations, flare and distortion.
Vibration Reduction also gets an upgrade from 3.5 stops of compensation to 4 stops.
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is expected to arrive in November for $3599.00.
Nikon’s widest perspective control lens yet, the PC 19mm f/4E ED is a tilt-shift lens with a 97 degree field of view, perfect for architectural photographers looking to eliminate converging lines or for landscape photographers miniaturizing scenes.
The 19mm f/4E ED has three ED and two aspherical elements for minimizing distortion, glare and chromatic aberrations.
Also coming in November, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f4E ED will be available for $4399.00.
For more information, see the Nikon press release below:
Master your perspective with optical excellence: Nikon adds two pro-grade FX-format lenses to celebrated NIKKOR lens lineup
Extraordinary next-generation AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sets a new standard for pro telephoto workhorse lenses, while new PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is Nikon’s widest ever tilt-shift NIKKOR offering
Long considered an essential lens in the bag of professional photographers, this updated AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR sets a new benchmark for fast telephoto zoom lenses, taking image quality and handling to the next level. An indispensable and powerful tool for nearly any photographic scenario, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR remains the professional’s choice with a wide f/2.8 constant aperture that is ideal for capturing sports, weddings, stunning portraits and more, even in low-light.
The next generation design of the lens helps ensure the very best in image quality, speed and low-light performance, while offering balance and handling that is nothing short of superb. Nikon’s new 70-200mm provides up to four stops1 of Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, an improvement from its predecessor that helps users to eliminate blur and camera shake even when shooting handheld or in challenging light. During burst shooting, the lens takes advantage of an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent auto-exposure control. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast and quiet AF operation with seamless manual focus override. Discerning photographers will also appreciate assignable function buttons on the lens barrel that offer customization, perfect for engaging pre-set autofocus or other focusing options.
A new optical formula consisting of six ED elements, one Fluorite element, a high refractive element and Nano Crystal Coat helps make for a lighter and more versatile lens, while reducing chromatic aberration and helping to all but eliminate distortion, ghosting and flare. Ready for even the most rugged of assignments, the magnesium alloy lens barrel features superior weather-sealing, that achieves anti-dust and waterdrop-resistance, while Fluorine coating on both the front and rear glass facilitates easy cleaning. Whether shooting with a camera like the Nikon D5, D810, D750 or D500, capturing sports or weddings, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR lens is a fantastic choice for experienced photographers.
Seamlessly control perspective with the new super-wide PC NIKKOR lens
Also new from Nikon is the latest perspective control lens (designated PC) in the NIKKOR lens lineup, the PC NIKKOR 19mm F/4E ED, a tilt-shift offering that will help photographers master perspective and depth of field. For storytellers who yearn to capture optically challenging subjects like cityscapes and architecture, interiors or unique landscapes, this lens offers 97° of coverage – the widest focal length of any PC lens in the NIKKOR family. Tilt the lens to sharpen focus throughout a scene or create a miniature effect, or shift2 to adjust perspective in-camera, create panoramas or eliminate converging lines. For the first time with a NIKKOR PC lens, the direction of tilt operation can be made parallel or perpendicular to shift, offering users nearly unprecedented ability to control perspective, focus and depth-of-field, without having to lock and unlock to make adjustments.
Sporting a super-wide 19mm focal length, the lens provides a unique perspective ideal for shooting horizontal or vertical panoramas, or even filmmaking. With this ultra-wide angle in mind, the latest FX-format NIKKOR offering was crafted with three ED and two aspherical elements that help combat distortion and glare, while virtually eliminating chromatic aberration and coma, even at the widest aperture settings. The lens also features core NIKKOR technologies such as Nano Crystal Coat to combat ghosting and flare, an electromagnetic diaphragm for fast auto-exposure control, as well as a Fluorine coat that helps resist dirt, water spots and smudges. Ready for a variety of challenging ultra-wide applications, the PC NIKKOR 19mm F/4E ED is a powerful tool for discerning photographers looking for full creative and perspective control. It joins three other Gold Ring Series PC lenses in Nikon’s line-up; the PC-E NIKKOR 24mm F3.5D ED, PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D.
For more information on these new Nikon products and pricing for optional accessories, please visit www.nikon.ca.