Nikon VR Long Telephoto Lenses

Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the introduction of three new AF-S super-telephoto NIKKOR lenses – the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR, and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR – to further strengthen its super-telephoto lens lineup.
Press Release

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
Three new professional super-telephoto NIKKOR lenses featuring VR II

These new super-telephoto lenses are equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) function. Nikon’s VR II system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, offering a shutter speed up to the equivalent of four stops faster.* The newly added Tripod mode reduces vibration that may occur at shutter release when shooting with a super-telephoto lens attached to a tripod. Another big advantage of Nikon’s VR function is that it gives photographers the option of a natural viewfinder image even during VR operation.
*As determined by Nikon performance tests.

The superior functioning of the newly developed optical system ensures flawless synchronization with Nikon’s digital SLRs. The new optical design features three ED occur at shutter release when shooting with a super-telephoto lens attached to a tripod

(Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that minimize chromatic aberration, producing consistently high-quality images. Nano Crystal Coat, extra-low refractive index coating, virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths, and is particularly effective in reducing ghosting and flare. A meniscus protective glass element also minimizes the ghosting that occur when light reflected from a digital camera’s image sensor is in turn reflected off an ordinary flat protective glass element.

Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides fast autofocus with superior accuracy and ultra-quiet operation. All lenses feature nine-blade rounded diaphragms that ensure a more natural look for parts of a scene intended to be out of focus. The minimum focus distances are 2.9 m/9.5 ft. (400mm f/2.8G), 4.0 m/13.1 ft. (500mm f/4G) and 5.0 m/16.4 ft. (600mm f/4G) respectively (at AF) – much shorter than their predecessors.

Ergonomically arranged switches and buttons enable easy access and comfortable operation even during handheld shooting. The Focus Preset function instantly recalls a focal point preset with a simple pushbutton operation; the Focus Limiter switch restricts AF-servo movement to a controlled shooting distance range; the AF-L switch makes it possible to lock focus from the lens; and AF-ON engages autofocus from the lens.

The new A/M focus mode allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus, even during AF servo operation, and offers a major improvement over conventional M/A modes by significantly reducing the possibility of unintentional switching from Auto to Manual.

By employing magnesium die-cast in the lens body construction, we achieved considerable weight savings without sacrificing rugged field-proven construction resistant to both dust and water.

With their unprecedented image quality, responsiveness and versatility, these new NIKKORs are certain to set a new benchmark for super-telephoto lenses.

Note:
Specifications, design, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.


Major Features
*    VR II operation realizes the equivalent of a shutter speed four stops faster
*    New Tripod mode reduces vibration that may enhance optical formulas, engineered to produce exceptional sharpness, contrast and color, render outstanding image integrity
*    Three ED (Extra-low dispersion) elements control chromatic aberration while enhancing sharpness and contrast, even at the widest apertures
*    Exclusive Nikon Nano Crystal Coat and a Meniscus protective glass element combine to further reduce ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity
*    High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating realizes superior color reproduction while minimizing ghosting and flare
*    Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor enables fast autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful, super-quiet operation
*    Rounded diaphragm opening (9 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
*    Newly added A/M mode reduces the possibility of unintentional switching from Auto to Manual
*    Focus Preset function instantly recalls preset focus points with the push of a button
*    Engineered to Nikon professional D-SLR standards to effectively resist dust and moisture
*    Magnesium die-cast for a lightweight body with rugged construction
*    Supplied lens hood effectively minimizes stray light
*    Detachable monopod collar provided

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR Specifications
Focal length    400 mm
Maximum aperture    f/2.8
Minimum aperture    f/22
Lens construction    14 elements in 11 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and one Nano Crystal Coat) and one meniscus protective glass element
Picture angle    6°10′ (4°00′ with DX-format camera)
Closest focus distance    2.9 m/9.5 ft. (AF), 2.8 m/9.2 ft. (MF)
Maximum reproduction ratio    1/6.3
No. of diaphragm blades    9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size    52 mm
Focusing    Internal Focusing (IF) system; autofocus with a built-in SWM and manual focus
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)    Approx. 159.5 x 368 mm/6.3 x 14.5 in.
Weight    Approx. 4,620 g/10.2 lb.
Supplied accessories    Slip-on Lens Hood HK-33, Trunk Case CT-404, Slip-in filter holder, 52-mm screw-in NC filter, Strap LN-1, Monopod collar

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2007

©2007 Nikon Corporation
 

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR Specifications
Focal length    500 mm
Maximum aperture    f/4
Minimum aperture    f/22
Lens construction    14 elements in 11 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and one Nano Crystal Coat) and one meniscus protective glass element
Picture angle    5° (3°10′ with DX-format camera)
Closest focus distance    4.0 m/13.1 ft. (AF), 3.85 m/12.6 ft. (MF)
Maximum reproduction ratio    1/6.9
No. of diaphragm blades    9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size    52 mm
Focusing    Internal Focusing (IF) system; autofocus with a built-in SWM and manual focus
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)    Approx. 139.5 x 391 mm/5.5 x 15.4 in.
Weight    Approx. 3,880 g/8.6 lb.
Supplied accessories    Slip-on Lens Hood HK-34, Trunk Case CT-504, Slip-in filter holder, 52-mm screw-in NC filter, Strap LN-1, Monopod collar
Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2007

©2007 Nikon Corporation

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Specifications
Focal length    600 mm
Maximum aperture    f/4
Minimum aperture    f/22
Lens construction    15 elements in 12 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and one Nano Crystal Coat) and one meniscus protective glass element
Picture angle    4°10′ (2°40′ with DX-format camera)
Closest focus distance   
5.0 m/16.4 ft. (AF), 4.8 m/15.7 ft. (MF)
Maximum reproduction ratio    1/7.4
No. of diaphragm blades    9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment
size     52 mm
Focusing    Internal Focusing (IF) system; autofocus with a built-in SWM and manual focus
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)    Approx. 166 x 445 mm/6.5 x 17.5 in.
Weight    Approx. 5,060 g/11.2 lb.
Supplied accessories    Slip-on Lens Hood HK-35, Trunk Case CT-607, Slip-in filter holder, 52-mm screw-in NC filter, Monopod collar

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

©2007 Nikon Corporation

 

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