Nikon's latest Z-mount lens is a 600mm you can handhold for hours for wildlife and sports photography or pack away for travel when you want to leave the monopod and tripod at home. We got our hands on a pre-production model to learn what's new in this $4800 lens.
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lens newsOct 11, 2023
Nikon's 600mm is light at 1,390g (3lbs) and short at 278mm (11 inches) making it a super-telephoto prime that can easily be handheld. It's also compatible with Z teleconverter, making it possible to have a handheld 840mm or 1200mm for wildlife, sports, travel and more.
Nikon's latest Z-mount lens is aimed at portrait, studio and low-light photographers seeking fine detail, smooth depth-of-field and edge-to-edge round bokeh. At $2500 it comes at a price, let's see what you get for it in a hands-on slideshow.
lens newsFeb 7, 2023
Nikon has formally released the Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S and 26mm F2.8 it had previously said were coming, they will cost $2800 and $500, respectively.
Nikon's Nikkor Z 600mm F4 TC VR S is a super-telephoto lens for Z-mount camera systems with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter that effectively turns the lens into an 840mm F5.6 lens on a full-frame camera.
This Nikkor Z lens shares the bulk of its specs with Tamron’s 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens, but gains Nikon-specific features, such as a customizable control ring.
We go hands-on with Nikon's new compact super-telephoto lens, the Nikkor Z 400mm F4.5 VR S, to see what all Nikon has managed to pack into this lens, even without the help of PF elements.
lens newsApr 6, 2022
This new 800mm F6.3 VR S lens is the longest super telephoto yet for Nikon's Z series cameras and comes in at almost half the weight, and less than half the price, of its 800mm F5.6 F-mount predecessor despite being only 1/3EV darker.
Jared Polin, better known as FroKnowsPhoto, has got an early hands-on look at Nikon's forthcoming Nikkor Z 800mm F6.3 PF VR S lens, revealing a (relatively) compact super-telephoto lens for Z-mount cameras.
Nikon Japan confirms it's indefinitely suspending orders for its 180-400mm F4 super telephoto lens after today
lens newsMay 21, 2021
Nikon Japan cites 'production reasons' for the indefinite suspension of orders for the company's AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4R TC1.4 FL ED VR lens.
Roger and Aaron of Lensrentals have shared their latest teardown; a careful disassembly of Nikon's Nikkor AF-S 120-300mm F2.8 FL ED SR VR lens.
Prepare your wallets. The latest report from Nokishita says Nikon's showpiece Nikkor Z 58mm F0.95 S Noct lens will retail for just shy of $8,000. Also reported is pricing information for the much-rumored 'Z50 'mirrorless camera.
Nikon Rumors has shared what is allegedly a leaked roadmap that shows off ten new Nikkor Z lenses set for a 2020, 2021 release.
This week Chris and Jordan review the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 S for Z-mount, a lens many photographers consider to be the foundation of the 'holy trinity' of zoom lenses. Does it measure up to the high expectations set by Nikon? Tune in to find out.
lens newsNov 24, 2018
A recently-published interview with Nicolas Gillet, director of marketing and communications for Nikon France, details just how far Nikon could push optics with its new Z-mount.
Some history of Nikon's lens generations and information about the difference between non-AI, AI, AI-S, AF and AF-S lenses.
CES 2014: Nikon has rounded-out its line of relatively affordable F1.8 primes for FX cameras, with the launch of the AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G. It uses a Silent Wave Motor for fast, quiet autofocus, and includes one ED and one aspheric element in its optical construction. It's not to be confused with the existing AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G, which is for DX format cameras only. It'll be on sale February 20th with a MSRP of $599.95.
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G was one of the more unexpected lens releases of 2013. It's a fast normal prime for full frame shooters, but its $1699.95 / £1599.99 price tag represents a huge premium compared to the existing (and very good) AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G. What's more, lab tests failed to show any clear sharpness advantage either. So why, exactly, is Nikon asking so much for this lens, and just how well does it perform in real-world use? Find out. Read our detailed review
The AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G was announced in October 2013, and designed primarily as a premium 'normal' prime for FX format SLRs. By 'premium' we mean, of course, expensive - the most immediately striking feature about the lens is its $1700 / £1600 price tag, which means it costs more than most of the company's SLR bodies. With the very decent $440 / £290 AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G lens also in the lineup, the 58mm needs to be pretty special to justify this kind of money.
As part of its 'AW' launches, Nikon has announced the Nikkor 1 AW 10mm f/2.8 and 1 AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses. Both lenses are existing designs built into waterproof, shockproof housings and are only compatible with the Nikon 1 AW1 body. The 1 AW 10mm f/2.8 offers a 27mm equivalent field-of-view and will be sold separately for around $200/£300/€319. The Nikkor 1 AW 11-27.5mm zoom offers a rather limited 30-74mm equivalent range and will only be available as part of a kit with the camera - meaning there are no image-stabilized AW lenses yet.
Nikon has announced the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR, a mid-level standard zoom that looks a lot like a kit lens waiting for a camera. The 7.8x lens, designed for APS-C DSLRs, covers a 27-210mm equivalent range and includes the latest VR image stabilization system, rated as offering four stops of stabilization, according to CIPA standard tests. It will sell for around $600 / £580 / €620 and will not be bundled with any current Nikon DSLRs. We're not convinced many users will spend so much money to gain a little reach over their existing kit lens, leading us to suspect there may be a body on its way that will match its enthusiast-friendly ambitions.
Nikon has released distortion correction data v1.009, adding support for additional lenses for the D4, D90, D600, D800, D800E, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D7000 and D7100. The latest update means these cameras can now correct distortion in 107 Nikkor lenses. The latest update includes recent launches such as the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED and can be downloaded from Nikon's global website.
Nikon has introduced the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 portrait lens for its 1 System of mirrorless cameras. It will provide the angle of view and depth of field control of an 86mm F3.2 lens for a full-frame system, making it the most enthusiast-friendly optic yet released for the 1 System. The lens, whose development was announced in October 2012, is also the first to use a silent wave motor for focus and to incorporate the company's 'nano crystal coat.' Consistent with these loftier ambitions, Nikon will ask around $900 for the 32mm f/1.2 when it becomes available in June.
Nikon has offered a behind-the-scenes look at its lens manufacturing process. The YouTube video follows the process from creating the glass through to final assembly and has been posted to celebrate the 80th anniversary of its Nikkor lenses. The company has also listed out few milestones of the brand's history, which started with the Aero-Nikkor aerial photography lenses in 1933. Click through to watch the video.
CP+ 2013: Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm F3.5-4.5G ED full-frame wideangle zoom and the AF-S Nikkor 800mm F5.6E FL ED VR, a super-telephoto prime that comes with its own dedicated teleconverter. The 18-35mm is a consumer-grade wideangle to extend the options available to buyers of the company's more affordable D600 model, and will cost around $750 / £670. The 800mm lens, which uses fluorite glass, will cost around $18,000 / £15,600 and comes with an exclusive, matched 1.25x teleconverter that gives a 1000mm F7.1 combination.
Nikon is celebrating the production of its 75 millionth Nikkor lens for its interchangeable lens cameras. The lineup currently consists of more than 80 kinds of lenses, including specialty Fisheye, Micro, and PC-E lenses for SLR cameras, as well as 1 Nikkor lenses for its Nikon 1 cameras. The lens series was introduced in 1959 with the launch of the Nikkor S Auto 5cm f/2.
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