Nikon Unveils New 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 Super Telephoto Lenses

Nikon AF-S 600mm f4E FL ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens

Nikon has announced the new AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses, priced at $10,300 and $12,300, respectively.

The new super telephoto lenses shave pounds off of their predecessors. The new 500mm weighs in at 6.8 lbs (compared to 8.5 lbs for its precessor), while the new 600mm lens weighs 8.3 lbs (compared to 11.5 lbs for its predecessor). [Read more…]


New Canon 500mm & 600mm Lenses Available in May 2012

Canon 600mm f/4L IS II

Canon USA has issued an update on the availability of its 500mm f/4L IS II and 600mm f/4L IS II lenses, which were previously announced in February 2011.  Initially, the lenses were set to be available in May and June 2011; however, that was pushed back until December 2011 and ultimately listed as TBD for the availability of both models.

Now, Canon says that both lenses will be available in May 2012.  Currently, B&H lists the availability for each lens as April 25, 2012.  Check the following links.

Canon 500mm f/4L IS II @ B&H

Canon 600mm f/4L IS II @ B&H

Canon Updates New Lens Availability

Today, Canon announced updated availability dates for five of its delayed EF lenses.