Product News

04-08-2015

New NIKKOR lenses offer photographers full freedom of vision

Expanding the possibilities of image capture for FX-format users with the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

SINGAPORE - Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd today announces the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED, the latest additions to NIKKOR’s extensive FX-format lenses for photo creation that inspires and excites. Perfect for a day of plane-spotting or nature excursions, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR enhances yet simplifies the super-telephoto shooting experience even with handheld shooting.  Landscapes or portraits with beautiful natural bokeh effects are made remarkable with the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED as the ideal fast, wide-angle prime lens in captures of broad vistas and night scenes.

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

“Nikon seeks to enrich the photography experience by introducing lenses that enable photographers to breathe life into their creations. With the new AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED, photographers will be able to envision and craft, unhindered by low-light or long distances, supported by technology that allows them to challenge themselves as photographers and artists,” says Hiroaki Ono, General Manager of International Marketing Division Imaging Group, Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd. “Engineered to amplify and complete the performance of Nikon DSLR, both lenses offer the opportunity to visualise the world around them on their own creative terms.”

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Primary Features

• Versatility and performance, maximised

Designed for photographers seeking a balance of versatility and performance in a lens for telephoto shooting, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is an FX-format compatible, 2.5X super-telephoto 200-500mm*1 zoom lens. With its fixed maximum aperture of f/5.6, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR captures vibrant images that are rich in detail, even from afar.

• Effortless creation with sharpness and clarity

Aiding in delivery of stunning sharpness and contrast, even at larger apertures, is the incorporation of Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. Supporting the busy photographer on the go, these glass elements minimise chromatic aberration, liberating the photographer from tedious adjustment processes.

• Movement capture made easy

Be it spotting riverfront critters in their natural habitats, or snapping the split moment of high adrenaline sporting action, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR excels in the reduction of image blur caused by camera or hand shake. Photographers will be able to achieve sharper shots, with defined image quality, when shooting in low-light conditions or without a tripod.  The Vibration Reduction (VR) system in the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR has an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.5 stops faster in ‘NORMAL’ mode*2. A second VR mode shooting option, ‘SPORT’ mode, is also available to support smooth capture of subjects that are moving unpredictably.

• Precise, intuitive control

Exposure control becomes intuitive and seamless for photographers shooting outdoors who are no longer subject to the challenges of changing light conditions or passing clouds. During high-speed continuous shooting, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR provides smooth and stable auto exposure control with the adoption of an electromagnetic aperture mechanism.

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Primary Features

• Big pictures for big imaginations

With a shorter focal length, photographers can now get closer to their subjects, while drawing emphasis to their desired focus, enhancing beauty in perspective with a greater amount of background blurring. The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED brings wide-angle performance to photographers with a big appetite for beautiful images. From striking skyscrapers and landscapes, to everyday scenes of foreign cultures and novel travels, this fast, wide-angle 24mm*3 prime lens has an f/1.8 maximum aperture which supports dynamic captures with natural bokeh.

• Advanced optics, distinguished image quality

Photos retain incredible details and dynamic colour, driven by outstanding NIKKOR optical components within the lens. ED glass and aspherical lens elements work to reduce chromatic aberration and distortion, while Nano Crystal Coat minimises unwanted ghosting and lens flare. Superior image rendering, even at the image edges, is achieved in a compact and light design, making the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED a perfect, indispensable “carry-everywhere” lens from day to night.

• Designed for the road

Photographers should not be weighed down by heavy equipment, in their continuous pursuit of great images. More mobile and compact than ever, the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED delivers the same renowned NIKKOR optical performance in a lens body weighing only approximately 355g. With compact gear, photographers have the flexibility to pack smarter, travel lighter and aim higher.

1 When attached to a DX-format DSLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 300-750 mm in FX/35mm format.

2 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards using a FX-format DSLR camera. Measured at the maximum telephoto position.

3 When attached to a DX-format DSLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 36 mm in FX/35mm format.

Availability

The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED will be available in September 2015. For more information on the new AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED, and other Nikon products, please visit http://www.nikon-asia.com.

About the NIKKOR brand

NIKKOR (http://www.nikkor.com) is Nikon's brand of photographic lenses. The NIKKOR name arose from adding "r", a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established, to "Nikko", the Romanized abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., the original name used when the company was established.

In July 2015, Nikon announced its milestone achievement of 95 million in total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras.

Nikon's line-up of lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses currently consists of more than 90 types of lenses, including ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, micro lenses, and PC-E lenses that support a wide variety of applications, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for advanced camera with interchangeable lenses. More information and contents on NIKKOR lenses is also available with the NIKKOR & ACC app (for iPad and Android™ tablets).

About Nikon

Nikon. At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries. For more information, visit http://nikon-asia.com. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NikonAsia and get the latest news and information from Twitter by following @NikonAsia.