New Nikon Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G Prime Lens

Widen your creative vision with the fast new
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G prime lens

AF-S_NIKKOR_24mm_f_1_8G_prime_lensRRPs: AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G: £629.99

Sales Start Date: TBC

London, UK, 4th August 2015: Nikon extends its versatile f/1.8 line-up of prime lenses with the all-new AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED. Lighter and more compact than its brother, this fast FX-format lens easily captures dynamic, immersive images.

Edward Allinson, Junior Product Manager for Lenses & Accessories at Nikon UK says: “The 24mm lens has always been a popular model when it comes to exaggerating perspectives and capturing imaginative images; this new lens is a great addition to Nikon’s f/1.8 line-up and gives the wide-angle series a definitive edge. It offers exceptional image quality and low-light performance, ensuring photographers can capture beautiful scenes and atmospheric shots. Not only this, movie shooters who want to create a cinematic feel can achieve this and deliver excellent video. The compact and lightweight design also makes it an ideal travel companion, and ensures that it is built to last.”


Credit: Alex Soh: AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G Nikon D750


Dynamic, immersive images

Dramatic architecture. Impressive landscapes. Bold streetscapes. Spacious interiors. To capture shots like these, the lens has to be wide and it has to be fast. An excellent match for high-resolution D-SLRs, the new 24mm f/1.8G from Nikon delivers exceptional still images and video. The fast f/1.8 aperture offers shallow depth of field, smooth bokeh, clear low-light images, and a bright viewfinder image. The close focus distance of just 0.23 m offers additional versatility and creative freedom. The compact and lightweight design makes this ultra-wide-angle a great travel companion.

Superior edge-to-edge performance

The new NIKKOR 24mm yields superb clarity and contrast throughout the frame. The optical construction includes 12 elements in nine groups. Two extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass elements, two aspherical lens elements, and Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat ensure crisp, brilliant images. Distortion is well controlled, as are any potential flaws that typically occur at the periphery of a wide-angle lens, such as light fall-off or loss of sharpness.

Yves Paternoster: AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G Nikon D750

Yves Paternoster: AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G Nikon D750

Ultra-wide FX. Classic DX

Offering a DX-format focal length equivalent of 36mm, this new lens is interesting for DX photographers too. Now DX users can take advantage of high-quality FX glass that comes close to a classic 35mm focal length when used on a DX camera.  The traditional 35mm focal length creates timeless, compelling images. It’s a firm favourite amongst photographers who want to capture images with a classic perspective. In addition to the focal length advantage, the tough but lightweight construction of this new FX lens ensures it balances well on a DX body too.

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The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED is supplied with a bayonet lens hood and a soft lens pouch.

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New Nikon Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Faster. Stronger. Steadier.
Meet the all-new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR


RRPs: AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR: £1,849.99

Sales Start Date: 27th August 2015

London, UK, 4th August 2015: Nikon updates its ‘holy trinity’ of fast zoom lenses with the brand new AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR. The beneficiary of a complete overhaul, the most widely used professional zoom lens in the NIKKOR line-up is now faster, stronger, and steadier than ever.

Credit: Chris McLennan: AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Nikon D4S

Credit: Chris McLennan: AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Nikon D4S

The addition of Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction (VR), a brand new optical construction and a more sturdy build breathe new life into this renowned lens.

Edward Allinson, Junior Product Manager for Lenses & Accessories at Nikon UK says: “The 24-70mm is a new and improved update to the already successful 24-70mm f/2.8G. Nikon has improved every aspect of this legendary lens in terms of image quality, construction, build and speed, as well as adding more stability with VR, minimising camera shake and allowing photographers to shoot at slower shutter speeds. This is an exceptional lens built to keep up with the demands of the professional photographer.”

Advancing a legend

Although the current 24-70mm (introduced with the Nikon D3 in 2007) is still widely acclaimed, the new incarnation of this lens takes performance to another level. In a first for any NIKKOR lens, the new optical design includes an aspherical ED glass element. Developed to combat chromatic aberrations and coma, this new element reduces light fall-off and enables uncompromised resolution at the peripheries. The brand new VR system minimises camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower.1  AF is also improved thanks to Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which is up to 1.5 times faster than the SWM used in the 24-70mm f/2.8G. The addition of an electromagnetic diaphragm enables consistent, more precise exposures during high-speed bursts, reducing the risk of accidental damage that can be associated with mechanical lever mechanisms.

Credit: Chris McLennan: AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Nikon D4S

Credit: Chris McLennan: AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Nikon D4S


Nikon’s new 24-70mm lens is ready to withstand the punishment that comes with years of daily professional use. While the optical design is complex, with 20 elements in 16 groups and Nano Crystal Coat, Nikon has strengthened the construction of this lens to create a tougher product. The included hood is a small but important improvement. Nikon listened to pro feedback and placed the release lock in a recess to prevent accidental removal. Naturally, the lens is fully weather sealed. A fluorine coating applied to the front and rear elements of the lens actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality. And the coating makes it easier to clean the glass without damaging the surface.

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¹ In Normal mode based on CIPA standard.


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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 50

Nikon Owner Cover - Issue 50

Nikon Owner Cover – Issue 50


by Michael Eleftheriades
Michael Eleftheriades interviews Nikon USA Ambassador and celebrated wildlife photographer Moose Peterson, following his popular lecture to Nikon Owner subscribers earlier this year.

Nikon produced the Nikon FM Gold commemorating their 60th anniversary in 1977. In December 2014 they released the Nikon Df Gold, a very special limited-edition black and gold model.

by Gray Levett
Janet Williamson studied art under David Hockney, creating some of the most significant rock music posters and album covers of the 1970s; Gray Levett examines her life as a Nikon photographer and her involvement in the music world.

by Andrew Main Wilson
On September 29th 2009, a massive earthquake, measuring 8.1 on the Richter Scale, triggered a 40ft high wall of water, crashing onto the southern shores of Samoa. Hoteliers David and Carol Batchelor only survived by clinging to a tree. Andrew Main Wilson follows their story.

by Becky Danese
In Part I of this article Becky Danese takes up the subject of the many uses of the Nikon SB-R1C1 close-up commander kit, a flash system specifically designed for close-up photography.

Words by Gray Levett
In its time, the Nikon MF-2 750 Exposure Bulk Film Back provided the largest bulk film transport capacity available for the Nikon F2 series. Tony Hurst was tasked with bringing this scarcely known and rare accessory to life.

by Heather Angel
On her third trip to India Heather Angel visited The Khana Reserve and caught an extraordinary image of a wild bolting boar.

by Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford reviews the diminutive Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, the first interchangeable Nikkor lens to feature a Phase Fresnel lens element.

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NIKKOR Reaches 95 Millionth Lens Milestone


London, UK, July 2015: Nikon announces that the total production of NIKKOR lenses1 for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras has reached 95 million.

The expansive lens line-up features over 90 different types of lenses, including the interchangeable lenses for the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens category, as well as its impressive new releases. Earlier this year Nikon announced the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR – the fixed focal length telephoto lens was the first NIKKOR lens that adopted a PF lens element, making it the world’s lightest lens in its class.2 Helping Nikon reach the production milestone were the two new professional super-telephoto lenses with the lightest build in their class3; the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. Also contributing to this achievement was the high-performing AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR DX-format zoom lens with an incredibly compact build.

Edward Allinson, Junior Product Manager for Lenses & Accessories at Nikon UK says: “To reach a total production of 95 million NIKKOR lenses is a tremendous milestone for Nikon. Our NIKKOR range continues to be of the highest quality, combining superior optical technologies with those that have been developed exclusively by Nikon over many years. The current line-up is an outstanding testament to our history of producing exceptional lenses.”

Naturally, the NIKKOR range benefits from the latest innovations from Nikon, including its world-renowned, highly durable, Nano Crystal coat and powerful Vibration Reduction system. Its PF (Phase Fresnel) lens elements with superior chromatic aberration compensation capability make NIKKOR lenses smaller and lighter, while the fluorite lens elements offer superior chromatic aberration compensation and make telephoto lenses more compact. Their fluorine coats effectively repel a variety of contaminants, such as dust and dirt, water, oils and grease.




NIKKOR is Nikon’s brand of photographic lenses. The NIKKOR name arose from adding “r” – a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established – to “Nikko”, the Romanised abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., the original name used when the company was established.

Its line-up of lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses currently consists of more than 90 types of lenses, including ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, micro lenses, and PC-E lenses that support a wide variety of applications, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses.

Nikon promotes the appeal of NIKKOR lenses from a variety of angles with a range of activities. Among these are the addition of new content, such as video imaging works, to its global branding site, “NIKKOR.com” (http://www.nikkor.com), as well as the development and release of the NIKKOR & ACC tablet app, which introduces NIKKOR lenses and accessories.

1 Interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
2 Among 300mm fixed focal length (prime) autofocus lenses compatible with FX-format digital SLR cameras and available as of announcement in Jan 6, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research
3 AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR: Among 500mm fixed focal length (prime) autofocus lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4 compatible with digital SLR cameras equipped with a full-size image sensor and available as of announcement in July 2, 2015
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Nikon Model One: Sneak preview of our next AP advert


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Nikon Model One

The Nikon Model One, with ‘MIOJ’ (Made in Occupied Japan) engraved on the baseplate, was the very first Nikon camera.

However, it was only in production from March 1948 to August 1949; it had no flash synch and came with either a 50mm f/3.5 or f/2 Nikkor lens in a collapsible mount. The decision to use a 24 x 32 format turned out to be a mistake as it made their camera incompatible with automated Kodak slide-copying equipment. Only a very few Nikon Model Ones made their way to the USA although some were sold to Occupation troops via the ‘PX’ shops. According to leading expert Robert Rotoloni, the probable number of Nikon Model One cameras which were sold to the public is approximately 450. In August 1949 the Nikon Model one was replaced by a second model that corrected the format, known as the Nikon M.

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