The new AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens has been rumored for a few weeks now, and has finally been officially unveiled. The new 18-35mm lens offers full frame coverage for FX-format DSLRs like the D600 and D800.
It features 12 elements in 8 groups and a 7-blade diaphragm. The lens has two focus modes: M/A (AF with manual override) and full manual, and features Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor. Minimum focus distance is approximately 11 inches.
Nikon is rumored to be dropping a new full frame lens at the end of January at the CP+ show in Japan. The new Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-f.5G ED lens should be compatible with both FX and DX cameras and will weigh in as the lightest FX zoom in Nikon’s lineup at a mere 400g (or 14 ounces).
Other specs on the rumored lens include a 77mm filter thread with 12 elements in 8 groups. The lens should serve as a proper replacement for the existing 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED lens.
[via Nikon Rumors]
More details on the upcoming Nikon D600 have leaked out further confirming the 24.3MP FX format DSLR with 1080/24p HD video capture. The specs indicate that it will carry several limitations as a low-end full frame camera. Notably, the D600 is limited by a max shutter speed of 1/4000s, 1/200s sync-speed and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400. (The D7000 reaches up to 1/8000s shutter speed, while the D3200 and D5100 also max out at 1/4000s.)
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The Nikon D600 is a highly anticipated FX format DSLR and, according to Nikon Rumors, it is coming soon – possibly on or around September 13, 2012. Shortly after the Nikon D800 was announced earlier this year, buzz of a more affordable (rumors are in the $1500-$2000 range) full frame camera started to grow. And, it looks like the official launch is almost upon us. [Read more…]
Nikon has announced the upcoming 800mm f/5.6 super-telephoto lens. The lens is the longest Nikon AF lens – ahead of the 600mm f/4G VR.
The new 800mm monster will be on display at Photokina 2012.
No price or release date has been announced yet. My estimate is that it will be in the same $14k range as the Canon 800mm f/5.6L and maybe Nikon will get more official about availability around Photokina.
Update – Here’s a closer look at the lens:
See the full press release below. [Read more…]
Both lenses should be available later this month. The 18-300mm DX lens retails for $999.95 and the 24-85mm FX lens retails for $599.95.
Also, Nikon announced that total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable-lens reached seventy million at the end of May 2012.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
Highlights of the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G:
- Fast f/1.8 prime lens designed for shooting stills or recording HD video in low-light situations
- Engineered for Nikon FX-format D-SLRs (42mm focal length equivalent when mounted on DX-format D-SLRs)
- The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G lens will be available in late May for $699.95 SRP
Full rundown in the press release below. [Read more…]