Posts Tagged ‘AF-S


Nikon releases Nikkor AF-S 24mm f/1.4G ED

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Nikon has released its Nikkor AF-S 24mm F/1.4G ED wide aperture prime lens for full-frame DSLRs.

The 24mm lens features an anti-reflective Nano Crystal coating and ED and aspherical lens elements to help reduce distortion and chromatic aberration. The lens is weather-resistant and includes a Silent Wave Motor for quieter autofocus operation.

The lens will come with a recommended selling price of $2199.95/€2149.00/£1949.99.


Nikon releases its Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4 VR

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Nikon has released its Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4 VR, which is the first ultra-wide angle lens for full frame ever to have image stabilisation.

The AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens includes a Silent Wave Motor and VR II technology, which Nikon claims provides up to four stops benefit against camera shake when hand-holding. The lens also includes Nano Crystal coating to combat flare, a magnesium alloy barrel and weather sealing.

The lens will come with a recommended selling price (RRP) of $1259.95/€1199.00/£1049.99.


8 Nikkor lenses to be released next year by Nikon

According to NikonRumors, Nikon will be releasing 7 Nikkor lenses and 1 telephoto lens next year.

Lenses that have a high change of coming out next year are as follows (note: should any already be existing, then they are new models to replace the old ones).

First Quarter of 2010:

Nikkor 85mm f/1.4

Nikkor 24mm f/1.4

(possibly) Nikkor 35mm f/1.4


(replacement for) Nikkor AF DC 135mm f/2.0D

(replacement for) Nikkor AF Micro 200mm f/4D IF-ED

(possibly) Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S 100-500mm f/4-5.6 IF-ED VR lens

Though unlikely, a Nikon version of the Canon 28-300mm

Nikon has released numerous lenses over each year, as follows:

2003 – 2 lenses
2004 – 2 lenses
2005 – 5 lenses
2006 – 3 lenses
2007 – 7 lenses
2008 – 7 lenses
2009 – 7 lenses + 1 telephoto

However, it remains to be seen whether all or any of these will be released. It seems likely that at least three will be featured in next year’s release of Nikkor lenses; CameraTech estimates that the amount released will be from 6-8 lenses.


Nikon releases revised 300mm f/2.8 VR lens

Nikon has announced its new AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 ED VR II lens.

While the lens is now smaller and lighter, Nikon claims the VR will help stabilise the image to up to four or even more stops. The lens has a nano-crystal coating and is weather-sealed.

The recommended retail price (RRP) will be (USD) $5899, €6050 and £5099.99.


Nikon announces AF-S TC-20E III 2x teleconverter

Nikon has just released a new 2x AF-S teleconverter, the TC-20E III (2x teleconverter).

The teleconverter is now the world’s first that includes an aspherical lens element and features an entirely new design to optimise image quality.


AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5 VR released

Nikon has just released another macro (micro) lens, the AF-S (thus able to focus on bodies without focus motors) DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5 VR.

The lens is specifically suited for the DX mount and has a circular diagraphm to produce fine background blur, as well as the stated Vibration Reduction to reduce handheld blur. Pricing and release date is unavailable at the moment.


Nikon D3s almost completely true

The Nikon D3s rumours that have been flying around are almost certainly true.

The ‘known’ (mutually discussed) specs, which CameraTech has sifted out after about a month of rumours, look to be:

– 1080p HD recording @ 24ps
– 14 fps, the cause of which is an additional EXPEED processor
– ISO range of 200-12,800, with an additional ‘HI-3’, which extends to 102, 400 ISO
– 12.1 MP full frame sensor

There should also be a AF-S 16-35mm f/4 ED VR lens coming out, designed for FX. The specs seem about right: VR ‘compensates’ for the f/4 and the rest of it seems decent.

As for when it will be out, it should be announced on October the 15th, although that could vary. At the least, it’s expected on the second week of October.

That particular date was retrieved from Nikon France, which had the schedule for the Paris Expo:

Jeudi 15 octobre 2009, invité d’honneur Vincent Munier à 15h

11h00-12h00 Présentation nouveau reflex Expert produit Nikon
12h45-13h45 Nikon Capture NX2, en quelques clics Responsable formation Nikon School
15h00-16h00 Témoignage professionnel par Vincent Munier Photographe professionnel ‘’nature’’
16h45-17h45 Présentation nouveau reflex Expert produit Nikon

The line in bold, ‘présentation nouveau reflex ‘, means ‘(the) presentation (of a) new (D)SLR’. They could be announcing the D3000 or D300s, but that then would be plural. Hence the relevance between the D3s and the 15th of October — but only time will tell.

The D3s is the successor to the original D3 (also known as D3H), which has been discontinued (unconfirmed).

RRP looks to be sitting at around $5K (USD).

Note: not to be confused with the plural of the D3. Please also note that these are not confirmed rumours.

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