Nikon Officially Announces the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens

AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens

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.

The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens should be available in March at a retail price of $749.95. Check availability at B&H Photo and Amazon.com.

Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Full Frame Lens Coming This Month?

Current Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Lens

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]

Nikon D600 Specs and Image Leak

Nikon D600

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.)

The D600 will also be compatible with the new WU-1b wireless mobile adapter for connecting it with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets – just like the WU-1a for the Nikon D3200.

Nikon WU-1b

Check out the rest of the specs below. [Read more...]

Nikon D600 is Coming Soon…

Nikon D600 Rumors

Nikon D600 Mockup via Outdoormac

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 800mm f/5.6 Officially Announced

Nikon 800mm f/5.6

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:

Nikon 800mm Close Up

See the full press release below. [Read more...]

Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Officially Announced

Nikon DX 18-300mm Lens

Nikon has just announced the addition of two new lenses to NIKKOR DSLR lens lineup, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lenses.

Nikon AF-S 24-85mm Lens

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...]

Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

Alongside the D3200, Nikon took the wraps off of a new FX-format prime lens, the AF-S 28mm f/1.8G lens.

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...]