Nikon has announced the AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens and TC-20E III teleconverter. The new AF-S 300mm lens features Nikon’s VR II image stabilization and Tripod Detection Mode, which detects and compensates for tripod-specific vibrations. The new lens also features three Extra-low Dispersion glass elements for superior image quality and Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor. The TC-20E III teleconverter is a 2x focal length converter and uses an aspherical element to reduce aberrations.
The AF-S 300mm f/2.8 lens will be available in January 2010 at an initial retail price of $5899.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.
The TC-20E III will be available in January 2010 at an initial retail price of $499.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]