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Today, Nikon Inc. announced fast 16-80mm f/2.8-4 DX zoom, faster-focusing, lighter 500mm, 600mm f/4 lenses– a fantastic set of versatile lenses that are well suited for advanced and enthusiast photographers.

Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR


Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

The new 16-80mm f/2.8-4E is a DX lens that offers the comparable focal range of 24-120mm in 35mm terms, so it is a flexible walk-around lens that can be used by enthusiast photographers.

It’s the first Nikon DX lens that comes with Nano Crystal Coating for lessening ghosting and flaring. It is also the first DX lens to include an Electromagnetic Diaphragm, which electronically adjusts the lens aperture for constant exposures during a high-speed shoot.

Its specs include a least focusing distance of 1.2 feet, 4-stop vibration reduction, fluorine coating on the front and rear elements, 17 elements in 13 groups, a 7-blade aperture, and Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology for fast and accurate autofocusing.

The Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4 will be available starting in July 2015 with a price tag of $1,070 (Rs 70,000 approx).

Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR


Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

The new 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 lenses are two FX telephoto prime lenses intended to provide high optical and focusing abilities, at the same time, weighing very less.

Nikon says the lenses are designed for sports, action, wildlife, and press photographers.

By the fourth quarter or final period, users will indeed enjoy the weight reduction of these lenses that allow for extended shooting, even into overtime.


Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

Both lenses highlight Nikon’s latest autofocus tracking technologies for instantly and accurately locking onto fast-moving subjects. Both lenses pack Nikon’s Electromagnetic Diaphragm for snapping consistent exposures during rapid-fire bursts.

Weight wise, the new lenses are significantly lighter than their predecessors. The 500mm lost nearly 0.91kg, weighing 3kg instead of 3.86kg, and the 600mm shed almost 1.36kg, weighing 3.75kg  instead of 5.22kg. This weight loss is because of the new fluorite elements that Nikon has begun included in its lenses.

Other features and specs include a magnesium alloy construction, Nano Crystal Coating, 4-stop VR image stabilization, automatic tripod detection, a SPORT VR mode for a more stable viewfinder image, weather sealing, fluorine coating,

Although Nikon India is yet to offer word on the pricing of the lenses, it is estimated that the lenses would cost around $10,299 (Rs 6.54 lacs) and $12,999 (Rs 7.81 lacs) for the 500mm and 600mm models respectively. Hence, it is clear that this is only meant for professional photographers. The company will start selling the lenses in the country starting this month, so you won’t have to wait if you’re interested in getting them.

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