A NIKKOR lens that offers superior optical performance and precise responses for wide-ranging photography
Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED, the latest ultra-wide-angle Perspective Control lens to join the range of PC NIKKOR lenses.
The PC NIKKOR series*1 consists of lenses that support a shift function, that moves the optical axis parallel to the image plane, and a tilt function which allows the optical axis to be tilted in relation to the image plane. These functions allow users to control the perspective to correct the distortion of subjects dependent upon camera angle, and bring entire scenes and subjects with depth into focus (foreground to background).
“We’re very excited to extend our PC NIKKOR Lens range with the addition of the 19mm f/4E ED. This lens is perfect for landscape, architecture and interior photographers, offering an ultra-wide-angle focal length,” said James Murray, Director of Sales and Marketing, Nikon Australia. “We know there is demand for a lens that can further enhance a photographers creativity and performance when shooting in interior spaces, and the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED delivers this in spades.”
The PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED offers superior optical performance and the widest angle of view in the PC NIKKOR series of lenses. Designed to stimulate a photographer’s creativity, the lens supports unique forms of photographic expression with cityscape and landscape photography and the creation of fine art, whilst at the same time responding precisely to the strict needs of professional architecture and interior photographers.
Compatible with Nikon FX-format DSLR cameras, the new PC NIKKOR lens achieves superior resolution throughout the entire frame for extremely detailed rendering of images captured at its ultra-wide angle all the way to the extreme corners. Adoption of three ED lens elements reduces chromatic aberration, and two aspherical lens elements provide effective compensation for a variety of aberrations, including distortion. In addition, the use of Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghosting and flare, even when light passes through the lens at an angle, for clear and sharp images. The superior optical performance made possible by these technologies and the latest optical design will maximise the power and capabilities of high-pixel-count DSLR cameras.
In addition to the conventional “Rotation” mechanism, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED adopts a new “PC Rotation” mechanism to increase the flexibility of perspective control. This new mechanism allows users to freely set the way shift and tilt relate to one another from parallel to perpendicular, responding precisely to a variety of shooting intents. Operation with perspective control has been improved with a shift mechanism that can eliminate the need for lock operation and ensure smooth shift operation. What’s more, Nikon’s exclusive fluorine coat has been adopted for superior durability and resistance to dust, water, grease, and dirt.
PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED Primary Features:
- A shift mechanism that supports smooth perspective control without the need for lock operation
- Adoption of a new “PC Rotation” mechanism that allows users to freely set the direction of shift and tilt operation from parallel to perpendicular to each other
- Superior optical performance that begins with excellent resolution all the way to the edges of the frame, making the most of high-pixel-count DSLR camera capabilities
- Adoption of Nano Crystal Coat, which enables sharp and clear images with which ghost and flare is effectively reduced with superior antireflection characteristics
- Highly durable fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease, and dirt applied to the outer surface of the lens element at the extreme front of the lens
1 PC NIKKOR series: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED , PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED, PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED, PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D.
When used with cameras other than the D5, D4 series, D3 series, D810 series, D500, or Df, some combinations of shift and rotation may not be possible due to the fact that the lens comes into contact with the camera body.
As this lens is equipped with an electromagnetic aperture, it is not compatible with D2- or D1-series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70-series, D60, D50, D40-series, or D3000 digital SLR cameras or film SLR cameras or Nikon 1 series cameras.