Nikon releases two new lenses

Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the release of two new lenses that expand its lineup of fixed focal length lenses for Nikon’s FX-format digital-SLR cameras.

Both lenses offer a fast maximum aperture that responds to the needs of professional and advanced amateur photographers.

The two new lenses released are:
* A wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G, and
* A telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II

 

AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G

The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G follows the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED (released in March 2010) as a fast, f/1.4 maximum aperture fixed focal length lens for superior image quality. It offers superior rendering characteristics – excellent resolution and natural blur characteristics at the maximum aperture – possible only with the latest fast-fixed-focal-length NIKKOR lenses.

Adoption of a new optical design that uses superior rendering characteristics such as Nano Crystal Coat, and compensation for various types of aberration, makes the lens perfect for landscapes, night landscapes and scenes of night skies in which characteristics such as distortion-free, sharp, and natural-rendering from infinity to close up, are a necessity. In addition, the new and improved manual focus drive mechanism reduces manual focus time lag for overwhelmingly improved manual focus operation in M/A mode.

Main Features

* A fast, wide-angle 35 mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4
* In addition to the superior resolution and natural blur characteristics possible at the maximum aperture, the benefits of the superior compensation of various forms of aberration, including flare and coma, are best seen in the excellent performance exhibited with capture of night landscapes and night skies.
* Nano Crystal Coat significantly reduces ghost and flare
* Equipped with two focus modes, M/A and M, as well as a new and improved manual focus drive mechanism
* The lens offers two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual). In addition, the new and improved manual focus drive mechanism reduces manual focus time lag for improved manual focus operation in M/A mode.
* Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing

Tech Specs

Focal length 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.4
Minimum aperture: f/16
Lens construction 10 elements in 7 groups (1 aspherical lens element, including elements with Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view 63° (44° with Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras)
Minimum focus distance 0.3 m
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.2×
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Filter attachment size 67 mm
Dimensions Approximately 83 mm (maximum diameter) × 89.5 mm (distance from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
Weight Approximately 600 g
Supplied accessories 67mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-59, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1118

 

AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II

The AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II reinforces the lineup of fast telephoto lenses for Nikon FX-format digital-SLR cameras with the latest vibration reduction function, VR II, which reduces the effects of camera shake equivalent to a four-step increase in shutter speed. The adoption of Nano Crystal Coat also effectively reduces ghost and flare. The benefits of adoption of ED lens elements which effectively compensate for chromatic aberration; an additional Super ED lens element, and the Silent Wave Motor (SWM), can be clearly seen in results achieved during shooting in dimly lit situations such as indoor sporting events or at the theatre.

Nikon’s development of the FX format, including the D3-series and D700 digital-SLR, has received tremendous support from professional and advanced amateur photographers. With these two new lenses, along with the FX-format compatible AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR announced in August 2010, Nikon is able to increase the options available for its users who are striving for more advanced shooting and greater power of expression. With this steady release of new, high-performance lenses, Nikon intends to expand and strengthen its NIKKOR lineup of lenses compatible with the FX format.

Main Features

* A fast, telephoto 200 mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/2 – Adoption of the 200mm fixed focal length and maximum aperture of f/2 make this lens perfectly suited to capture of rapidly moving subjects in dimly lit situations such as indoor sporting or theater events. When Nikon AF-S teleconverters (three available) such as the AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III are used, a variety of focal lengths are possible without sacrificing the superior optical performance of the lens.
* Built-in vibration reduction (VR II) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four steps – Nikon’s latest vibration reduction function, VR II, has been adopted to make the most of telephoto shooting. Equipped with two VR modes, Normal and Active, the vibration reduction function responds to a variety of shooting scenes.
* Equipped with three focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override, MF priority), M (manual) and A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority)
* Nano Crystal Coat adopted to significantly reduce ghost and flare
* Constructed with 3 ED and 1 Super ED lens elements – Three ED lens elements provide superior compensation for chromatic aberration and an additional Super ED lens element provides excellent compensation for other types of aberration.
* Nikon’s internal focusing (IF) system has been adopted for no increase in the length of the lens with focusing
* Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing

Tech Specs

Focal length 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Minimum aperture: f/22
Lens construction 13 elements in 9 groups (3 ED, 1 Super ED, including elements with Nano Crystal Coat), 1 protective glass
Angle of view 12° 20’ (8° with Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras)
Minimum focus distance 1.9 m
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.12×
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Filter attachment size 52 mm
Dimensions Approximately 124 mm (maximum diameter) × 203.5 mm (distance from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
Weight Approximately 2,930 g
Supplied accessories Dedicated slip-on front lens cap, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Lens Hood HK-31, Semi-soft Case CL-L1, dedicated slip-in filter holder, 52mm Screw-on Neutral Color NC Filter, Strap LN-1

Published by mynikonlife Sep 14, 2010
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