Nikon Announces Three New Lenses

 

A trifecta of optic treats from Nikon this morning, including a DX wide zoom, an FX wide prime and an FX fisheye

 

The three new lenses announced by Nikon today are as follows: AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED, AF-P Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 G and AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f/2.5-4.5E ED.

 

 

AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED

 

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This large, wide-aperture prime promises exceptional aesthetic control in all lighting situations, and Nikon says it will offer extraordinary resolving power even at its wide-open settings.

A sophisticated optical construction provides edge-to-edge sharpness with minimal distortion, as well as reproduction of point light sources with minimal flare, again even at the widest aperture settings.

It’s also sturdy and durable, resistant to inclement weather, and should prove an invaluable companion to all types of photographer.

 

 

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Key features:

Format: FX
Focal length: 28mm
Maximum aperture: f/1.4
Minimum aperture: f/16
Lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups (including 2 ED glass and 3 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat or fluorine coat)
Angle of view: 75° (FX), 53° (DX)
Minimum focus distance: 0.28 m (0.92 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.17x
VR (Vibration Reduction): No
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening )
Filter-attachment size: 77mm (P = 0.75mm)
Dimensions: Approx. 83 mm maximum diameter x 100.5 mm
Weight: Approx. 645 g (1 lb, 6.8 oz)
Autofocus: Yes
Focusing: Rear Focusing (RF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus

 

Click here to pre-order the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED

 

 

AF-P Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 G

 

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The first thing that shocks about this ultra-wide zoom is its diminutive size and weight: at a mere 230g and only 73mm in length, it could almost get lost in a kitbag.

Aimed at DX users looking for something that’s affordable but wider than the brand’s standard kit lenses, the 10-24mm f/4.5-5.6G, with its 109° to 70° angle of view, could be a great choice for those who love landscapes and architecture.

Nikon claims that this lens will provide edge-to-edge sharpness and rich and vibrant colours, thanks to a 14-element, 11-group construction and a 7-blade rounded diaphragm. With Vibration Reduction (VR), the optic can compensate for 3.5 stops of shake, allowing sharper handheld shots at slower shutter speeds.

 

 

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Key features:

Format: DX
Focal length: 10 – 20 mm
Maximum aperture: f/ 4.5 to 5.6
Minimum aperture: f/ 22 to 29
Lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups (including 3 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view: 109° to 70°
Minimum focus distance: 0.22 m ( 0.8 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.17x
VR (Vibration Reduction): Yes, 3.5 stops
No. of diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size: 72 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions: Approx. 77.0 mm maximum diameter x 73.0 mm
Weight: Approx. 230 g ( 8.2 oz.)
Autofocus: Yes
Focusing: Manual, Manual/Auto. Autofocus controlled by stepping motor; separate focus ring for manual focus
Zoom: Manual zoom using independent zoom ring

 

Click here to pre-order the AF-P Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 G

 

 

AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f/2.5-4.5E ED

 

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This lens promises two fisheye effects in a single optics, allowing the user to move from an 8mm circular image to a 15mm full-frame fisheye image.

The lens allows for close-up work, with a close focusing distance of just 0.16m and a magnification ratio of 0.34x. It also uses Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance, and you’ll be able to shoot in all weather conditions thanks to the robust, drip-resistant design.

A combined lens hood and cap, which can be easily detached separately or together, means the user has more shooting versatility.

 

 

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Key features:

Format: FX
Focal length: 8-15 mm
Maximum aperture: f/ 3.5 to 4.5
Minimum aperture: f/ 22 to 29
Lens construction: 15 elements in 13 groups (including 3 ED and 2 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view: 180° to 175° (FX), 180° to 110° (DX)
Minimum focus distance: 0.16 m (0.5 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.34x
VR (Vibration Reduction): No
No. of diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded diaphragm opening )
Filter-attachment size: Trimmable filter sheets (sheet type, available on the market: filter slot located at rear of lens)
Dimensions: Approx. 77.5 mm maximum diameter x 83.0 mm
Weight: Approx. 485 g (1 lb, 1.2 oz)
Autofocus: Yes
Focusing: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Zoom: Manual zoom using independent zoom ring

 

Click here to pre-order the AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f/2.5-4.5E ED