Nikon have also announced today two exciting optics, one extending the F mount options, the other the ‘Z’ series cameras.
Here we go with the details:
TWO OUTSTANDING TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENSES
London, United Kingdom 7th January 2020: Nikon introduces two new professional telephoto zoom lenses. The AF-S NIKKOR 120–300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR for DSLR cameras, and the NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. These tough, telephoto zoom lenses raise the bar for lens design, delivering optical performance equivalent to a prime lens.
Whether shooting in sports venues or outside at night, the AF-S NIKKOR 120–300mm f/2.8E excels with its extraordinary resolving power and AF performance. This remarkable lens also marks the introduction of a much-anticipated focal length range. Now, DSLR photographers who want to shoot at 300 mm no longer need to be tied to a single focal length. Nor do they need to risk optical performance by using a zoom lens with a teleconverter attached.
The fast, full-frame NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S is the second lens in the Nikon mirrorless family to be released. Whether shooting sports, events, or reportage, this S-Line telephoto zoom lens covers all the bases for stills and video. Focusing is fast, smooth, and silent. Sharpness is outstanding throughout the frame—even when shooting at the widest aperture. When shooting video, focus breathing is all but eliminated.
In a step forward for optical performance, both of these pro-grade lenses use Nikon’s new SR glass, as well as ED glass to combat chromatic aberration. As a result, colour fringing is greatly reduced, and harder-to-control blue light (short wavelength spectrum) is thoroughly compensated for. Images are sharper than ever before and contrast is exceptional.
Robert Harmon, Senior Commercial Planning Manager, Nikon UK, says: “With the most advanced optical designs of any Nikon zoom lenses to date, these new telephoto zooms set a new benchmark for professional lens performance. Nikon’s intelligent ergonomics and extensive weather sealing complete the picture: whatever you shoot, you’ll be ready to go the distance.”
AF-S NIKKOR 120–300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR
Professional F-mount telephoto zoom lens. Covers the versatile 120–300 mm focal length range with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture.
Smooth, precise AF. Performance equivalent to a prime lens keeps pace with fast-moving or erratic subjects. An electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures at high frame rates.
Advanced optical design. 25 elements in 19 groups, with Nikon’s ED glass and SR glass as well as ARNEO and Nano Crystal coatings. Chromatic aberration, coma, ghosting, and flare are thoroughly countered.
Rock-steady VR. Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) gives you a four-stop advantage, even with a teleconverter activated.
Renowned Nikon ergonomics. Assignable function buttons, smooth switching between horizontal and vertical orientations, and more.
Integrated tripod foot. Faces the front of the lens for optimum balance and more comfortable transportation.
Tough build. Solid construction and extensive sealing readies this lens for trackside conditions in any weather.
NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S
Pro-grade Z mount telephoto zoom lens. Covers the versatile 70–200 mm focal range with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture.
Superb performance. Sharpness and contrast are exceptional throughout the frame. Focusing is smooth, fast, and silent.
Advanced optical design. 21 elements in 18 groups, with Nikon’s ED glass and SR glass as well as anti-reflective ARNEO and Nano Crystal coatings. Chromatic aberration, coma, ghosting, and flare are thoroughly countered.
Ready for video. Focus breathing is all but eliminated, and stable aperture control delivers natural exposure changes throughout the scene.
OLED lens information panel. Quickly confirm aperture, focus distance, exact focal length, ISO, and depth of field right on the lens.
Fn button. Assign as many as 21 different functions to the lens’ Fn button, from AF lock to metering, bracketing, and more.
Workhorse. Tough, compact build with extensive sealing to protect from dust and moisture.
The AF-S NIKKOR 120–300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR will be available nationwide from early spring 2020 at an RRP of £9,499
The NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S will available nationwide from early spring 2020 at an RRP of £2,399