This week Nikon announced the development of a new ground-breaking super-telephoto, fixed focal length lens to add to its line-up of full frame (FX) NIKKOR lenses. The 800mm AF-S lens, with a bright aperture of f/5.6 and VR (Vibration Reduction) system, will be fully compatible with the autofocus system of all Nikon FX-format cameras.
The new lens has been developed to further strengthen the NIKKOR line-up of super-telephoto lenses. It will boast the longest focal length of any NIKKOR autofocus lens, and has been designed with field sports, news and wildlife photographers in mind. In addition to its superior optical performance, the lens will offer dust and water resistance.
A prototype of the new lens will be premiered to professional photographers at the Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England, between July 19th and 22nd 2012. Nikon has been an official sponsor of The Open Championship since 1993. The lens will also be on show to the general public visiting Photokina 2012, the world’s largest photo and imaging exhibition, in Cologne, Germany, from September 18th to 23rd.
Earlier this month, Nikon announced that total production of NIKKOR lenses for interchangeable lens cameras had reached seventy million and that the total production of AF-S lenses equipped with the Silent Wave Motor (SWM), the autofocus motor developed by Nikon, had reached 30 million. This year, Nikon released three professional FX-format D-SLR cameras: the flagship Nikon D4, the Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E, which offer incredible resolution and image quality.
An on-sale date, suggested retail price and further specifications will be announced by Nikon Corporation at a later date. If you would like to be informed when we have more details please let us know.
If you have been considering a Nikon D4, we currently have limited stocks of the following combinations:
Nikon D4 + AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G IF-ED £6,389.00
Nikon D4 + AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G IF-ED £6,289.00
Nikon D4 + AF-S 14-24mm & 24-70mm f/2.8G £7,589.00
All prices include VAT @ 20%.
Claim up to £180 cashback on NIKKOR FX lenses when purchasing a new Nikon D4, D800 or D800E body until 30th September 2012 (inclusive). Please telephone us on 020 7828 4925 for the further details.
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