Nikon announce 14mm lens aimed at D1
Nikon today announced the AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8 ED lens which they're aiming at photojournalists using the Nikon D1. Because of the D1's focal length multiplier of 1.55x this lens works out at a nice wide 21.7 mm on the D1. There's also a gelatine filter holder at the rear of the lens.
AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8 ED lens specifications
|Lens Type||D-type AF Nikkor super wideangle lens built-in CPU and Nikon bayonet mount|
|Focal length||14 mm (21.7 mm on a D1)|
|Lens construction||14 elements in 12 groups (two compound aspherical lens and one ED glass elements)|
|Picture angle||114° (102° with IX240 system cameras, 90° with Nikon Digital Camera D1)|
|Distance Information||Output to camera body|
|Focusing||Manually via focus ring|
|Shooting distance scale||graduated in meters and feet from 0.2m to infinity|
|Aperture scale||f/2.8 to f/22 on both standard and aperture-direct-readout scales|
|Minimum aperture lock||Provided|
|Exposure measurement||Via full-aperture method with AI cameras or cameras with CPU interface system; via stop-down method for other cameras|
|Built-in gelatine filter holder||provided at rear of lens|
|Dimensions||Approx. 87mm dia. x 86.5mm extension from the camera's lens mounting flange; overall length is approx. 97mm|
|Weight||Approx. 670g (1.47 lb)|
|List price||US$ 1,950|
Offical Nikon announcement:
Nikon Corporation proudly announces the new AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED. This high-performance ultra-wideangle lens is ideal for photojournalists - especially useful with Nikon's Professional Digital SLR D1 (the lens' effective coverage will be equivalent to using a 21mm on 35mm  film format).
This new lens offers superior optical performance by ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and aspherical lens elements and it represents a significant addition to the professional Nikkor lens lineup - offering serious photographers enhanced shooting flexibility for a range of applications.
- 14mm ultra-wideangle lens
- Used as 21mm (converted to 135 [35mm] format) lens when attached to
the Nikon D1
- One ED glass and two aspherical lens elements for superior image quality
- High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers superior colour
reproduction and minimises ghost and flare.
- A/M switch provided