Thursday, 19 August 2010

Nikon News: new Nikkor lenses

Four new lenses from Nikon:


  • Fast f/1.4 aperture
  • Newly-developed optical system with 10 elements in 9 groups
  • Incorporates Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection Nano Crystal coat, drastically reducing ghosting and flare
  • Dedicated Silent Wave Motor (SWM) to ensure quiet and accurate focusing
  • Magnesium body and sealing against moisture and dust 
More details here


  • 5x zoom lens for FX format D-SLR photographers
  • Excellent value and performance in a compact package for adventurous photographers everywhere
  • Second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II)
  • Design uses Nano Crystal coat, two ED glass elements and no less than three aspherical lens elements to maintain bright, high contrast images
  • Very discreet autofocus performance with instant Manual override possible in M/A mode
More details here

AF-S NIKKOR 28-300MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR

  • Huge 10.7 zoom ratio makes it the ultimate ‘walkabout’ lens.
  • Two ED and three aspherical elements to effectively manage the risk of aberrations that can occur with super-zoom lenses
  • Second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II)
  • Can focus as close as 50cm at all focal lengths for added flexibility
  • The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) was designed specifically to deliver quiet and accurate AF operation across the extended zoom range with intuitive manual override
More details here

AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR


  • 5.5 times zoom ratio offers flexibility by drastically extending the telephoto reach
  • Incorporates high quality ED and new HRI (High Refractive Index) glass elements to help deliver crisp images, even under harsh lighting conditions.
  • Second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II)
  • Weather sealed mount, which prevents moisture and dust infiltrating the lens or camera sensor
More details here